September 29, 2014

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LIGHT IN THE DARK

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LETTERS

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How to catch a bear

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LIGHT IN THE DARK

BY KATE LUNAU ■ Every weekend for over a decade, Paul Tremblay has taken his son Jeff, 35, to the movies. At the cinema in Lloydminster, Alta., they’ll see comedies, action movies, thrillers; sometimes they’ll go to an animated film, maybe the latest from Pixar, with Jeff’s brother Jason, Jason’s wife, and their two young sons.
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LETTERS

Respect your elders What were you trying to do with the article “Old and loaded” (Economy, Sept. 15), blow my blood pressure through the roof? You did a good job. I’ve paid income tax for over 52 years; I deserve a little break here and there. I don’t know of one retired person making, as you say, $100,000
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How to catch a bear

■ FILM: Hollywood’s weirdest leading man P.ÓS ■ BOOKS: Death by texting; David Bezmozgis; Tennessee Williams MUSIC: Gaga enters the jazz era P.68 ■ BOOKS: Waterloo’s romance PJO ■ FESCHUK: Relax, world. Canada’s here, p.73 BY JACOB RiCHLER ■ Even if you knew nothing of hunting, and your familiarity with the habits of bears was gleaned entirely from The Many Adventures ofWinnie-the-Pooh, you would probably guess that the best way to lure one of these big, fierce beasts to their doom would be with a big pot of “hunny,” or possibly a glazed doughnut or two.
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Gambling on an M.D.

BY JOSH DEHAAS ■ After a tough first year in the bachelor of medical sciences program at Western University, Parima Saxena thought she might have made the wrong choice. She finished with a 2.8 grade point average (on a four-point scale), the equivalent to a grade in the low seventies.
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Gaga for Fred Astaire

BY ELIO lANNACci ■ Recording a jazz album is something that most major pop stars won’t consider doing until they’ve experienced at least one midlife crisis. So it’s not surprising that Lady Gaga, poised to release a duets album with Tony Bennett on Sept.
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Double and triple threats

BY GENNA BUCK ■ Sam Sadeghi’s career seems to be on a trajectory that only goes up. The electrical engineer has been working full-time in his field since graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Ryerson University in 2004He continued to work full-time while pursuing a master’s in power electronics, which he earned from Ryerson in 2008.
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THE INTERVIEW

BY ANNE KINGSTON • Psychologist Brian Wansink is the director of the Cornell University food and brand lab and an authority on eating behaviour. His new book, Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life, calls for a societal overhaul of how we approach food and eating
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Scotland's quiet fight for itself

BY PAUL WELLS ■ What was striking about Scotland in the week before its independence referendum was how quiet it all was. You could go for days, as I did in Edinburgh, without hearing voices raised in anger in public. And apart from the odd Yes or No lapel pin, there was hardly any visual evidence of a society grappling with existential questions
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The new faces of law

BY RACHEL BROWNE ■ For Matt Hopkins, very few things in life came easily. Growing up with a father in the Canadian military, he never really felt settled as his family constantly moved around, uncertain where they would be sent next. He was always dead set against following in his father’s footsteps, so he pursued a B.A.
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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

BY ADRIAN LEE ■ The economy has changed dramatically in the 30 years since Doug Bergeron first entered the work force and, of course, Bergeron, 53, has changed with it. Best known for leading the group that purchased the creditand debit-card terminal maker VeriFone from Hewlett-Packard for $50 million in 2001, as CEO, he transformed it into a multinational, multi-billion-dollar company.
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