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Bill Steer

Bill Steer

Back Roads Bill Steer is the founder and remains the GM of the Canadian Ecology Centre. He teaches part-time at Nipissing University (Schulich School of Education) and Canadore College. His features can be found across Village Media's Northern Ontario sites

Recent Work by Bill

Why did Glenn Gould choose Wawa?

Why did Glenn Gould choose Wawa?

One of the greatest of contemporary pianists called it an “extraordinary spot.
Why did Glenn Gould choose Wawa?

Why did Glenn Gould choose Wawa?

One of the greatest of contemporary pianists called it an “extraordinary spot.
OK, outdoor enthusiasts. It's time we talked about duct tape

OK, outdoor enthusiasts. It's time we talked about duct tape

Back Roads Bill takes on a sticky subject and offers some advice to which you should adhere
Ok, outdoor enthusiasts. It's time we talked about duct tape

Ok, outdoor enthusiasts. It's time we talked about duct tape

Back Roads Bill takes on a sticky subject and offers some advice to which you should adhere
The loonie's 'fortuitous' northern connection

The loonie's 'fortuitous' northern connection

One of the great things about driving Northern Ontario's roads is the interesting things you'll happen upon. The Big Loonie in Echo Bay is one of them
The loonie's 'fortuitous' northern connection

The loonie's 'fortuitous' northern connection

One of the great things about driving Northern Ontario's roads is the interesting things you'll happen upon. The Big Loonie in Echo Bay is one of them
Do animals actually use highway crossings? The MTO says yes

Do animals actually use highway crossings? The MTO says yes

1,358 deer alone crossed the Highway 69 Burwash overpass from 2012 to 2019
Barilko legend to get new monument

Barilko legend to get new monument

Back Roads Bill tells us how the Leafs legend is about to be celebrated in his hometown of Timmins
John Ceredigion Jones: The poet of the Peace Tower

John Ceredigion Jones: The poet of the Peace Tower

Poet whose words are inscribed around the Peace Tower arch, was buried in a Northern Ontario town
Before you embark on this canoe trip, know the difference between a petroglyph and a pictograph

Before you embark on this canoe trip, know the difference between a petroglyph and a pictograph

Also keep in mind that it's a sacred site, so act accordingly