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Published in The Great North Arrow, September 2019: Respect And Responsibility

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by jim Young

“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.” - Eleanor Roosevelt I have over 46,000 digital pictures on my hard drive. That doesn’t include many that I have saved to DVD. 
I also have albums and shoeboxes filled with hundreds of old black and white and colour photos that had to be developed before digital cameras were invented.
Safely stored away somewhere in one of my closets is a box that contains a few hundred feet of old 8mm and Super 8mm home movies.
Almost everyone today has a digital camera or a camera phone and moments that were once only filed away in our memories are now readily available to share, not only with family and friends, but the whole world.
Who is ever going to see even a small percentage of all these moments in time that we seem obsessed with capturing?
Gone are the days when you might take one or two pictures because taking more was expensive and a waste of the precious 12, 24 or 36 picture limit on your ca…

What Qualifies As Canadian Made?

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- jim Young
“I am not Anti-American, but I am strongly Pro-Canadian.” - John Diefenbaker
I recently saw a FaceBook post encouraging me to buy Strub’s pickles because they are made with cucumbers grown in Canada and prepared by Canadian workers. So I googled it. Apparently, while Strub’s facilities in Quebec, Ontario and B.C. still process and package their pickles year round, during the winter months, the pickles are actually procured in the U.S.
Do they still qualify as “Canadian Pickles”? Should I only be buying Strub pickles at certain times of the year?
I have recently switched ketchups. After learning that Heinz sold its processing plant in Leamington and moved their ketchup operations to the U.S., I switched to French’s.
Now I’m being told that’s not good enough because, although tomatoes for French’s Ketchup are grown and processed in Canada and the ketchup is manufactured in Canada, the French’s company is actually U.S. owned, whereas Primo Ketchup meets ALL those Canadian qualifica…

Grilled Chicken Wings

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- jim Young
Anyone that knows me, knows I love Buffalo Wings. Whenever we are out for dinner, if they're on the menu, Buffalo Wings are always my guaranteed go to.
They are also a favourite at home, although once in awhile, when it's time for a change just to mix it up a bit, these grilled wings make a great substitute, especially when grilled on the barbecue.
So invite a few friends over, crack a few cold ones and load up the grill with these delicious alternatives. Better yet, make everyone happy and fill half the grill with these and the other half with Buffalo Wings.
Prep Time: 15 min.Cook Time: 20 min.Total Time: 35 min.
Serves: 4
Stuff Required: Do This:WingsMix first 7 ingredients in a medium sized bowl.Wash chicken wings and dry with a paper towel. Place in a large bowl.Add spice mix and shake to coat wings.Heat barbecue to medium heat.Brush vegetable oil on the grates.Place wings on the grate and cook 15 to 20 minutes until meat is cooked and skin is crispy.Flip wings occasi…