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Back Roads Bill

Breaking a trail in search of the place a great Leaf fell <b>(10 photos)</b>

Breaking a trail in search of the place a great Leaf fell (10 photos)

This week Back Roads Bill takes us on an expedition while writing a story of a Northern Ontario legend
Roadside geology in three billion years on the back roads <b>(7 photos)</b>

Roadside geology in three billion years on the back roads (7 photos)

This week Back Roads Bill asks us to look at roadside rock cuts to learn about what makes up Northern Ontario and there is a guidebook to help
Canoodling Canada's original highways

Canoodling Canada's original highways

Back Roads Bill interviews Roy MacGregor, one of Canada’s most prolific writers, who examines the historical legacy and future of Canada's greatest rivers through the lens of the canoe
Two old hands at bird banding give a hoot <b>(4 photos)</b>

Two old hands at bird banding give a hoot (4 photos)

This week Back Roads Bill takes us beyond owl metaphors
Mystery holes evidence of an attempt to build a shipping canal in Georgian Bay

Mystery holes evidence of an attempt to build a shipping canal in Georgian Bay

This week Back Roads Bill tells us of a megaproject that would have changed the course of Northern Ontario’s history
The bear and the place - Winnie the Pooh and White River

The bear and the place - Winnie the Pooh and White River

This week Back Roads Bill tells us about how a town has made a children's story character into a destination and about the evolution of writing a weekly story
Beware of tricksters in the cracks and crevices, warns Back Roads Bill

Beware of tricksters in the cracks and crevices, warns Back Roads Bill

This week, beware, Bill tells us about the rock fairies and their whereabouts
The Niven Meridian - Where New Ontario's straight borders came from

The Niven Meridian - Where New Ontario's straight borders came from

This week, Back Roads Bill tells us about an important imaginary line in Northern Ontario
Winter is really coming this time. Probably

Winter is really coming this time. Probably

Back Roads Bill says natural signs point to early winter but maybe not like they used to be
When Highway 11 was Old Ferguson Highway

When Highway 11 was Old Ferguson Highway

This week Back Roads Bill takes us to what Highway 11 was like when it was a seasonal road and you had to check in before using it