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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
Back Roads Bill: What's up with all those 'height of land' signs in the North?

Back Roads Bill: What's up with all those 'height of land' signs in the North?

There's more to it than you might think, as Back Roads Bill explains in this week's column
A Cold War crash over Northern Ontario and the search for a missing pilot

A Cold War crash over Northern Ontario and the search for a missing pilot

In his latest column, Back Roads Bill Steer brings us along on his quest to find out what happened to United States Air Force Pilot Lt. Gaylord Treu, whose remains were never recovered
Here's what you need to know about Ontario's majestic white pine

Here's what you need to know about Ontario's majestic white pine

Also, Back Roads Bill has put together a map of some of the region's largest stands and he'd like your help expanding it
Here's why Northern Ontario rocks are being studied for future moon missions

Here's why Northern Ontario rocks are being studied for future moon missions

In Back Roads Bill's latest column, he takes a trip to Foleyet to see the Shawmere Anorthosite
Here's how one family used locally-sourced ochre to make a keepsake of their baby

Here's how one family used locally-sourced ochre to make a keepsake of their baby

In Back Roads Bill's latest column, he chronicles his own intervention in a family's quest to get their hands (and feet) on the natural paint used by Indigenous people of the region
Have you heard the story of the three crosses of Mattawa?

Have you heard the story of the three crosses of Mattawa?

In this inaugural edition of Back Roads Bill Steer's new northern Ontario travel column, he examines four different versions of the story of the crosses' origin