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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

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Recent Work by Bill

Back Roads Bill: An easier way to get on the water

Back Roads Bill: An easier way to get on the water

This week Bill tells us about a way to get in and out of your kayak that makes kayaking more accessible to more people
Seeing the forest through the smoke with Back Roads Bill

Seeing the forest through the smoke with Back Roads Bill

Bill looks at the effects of the wildfire smoke on trees and plants
Back Roads Bill: Putt-putting with vintage railway motorcars

Back Roads Bill: Putt-putting with vintage railway motorcars

This week Bill has a contemporary, but unique look at back the north’s rich railway heritage
Back Roads Bill: Red Lake, gold country and other gems

Back Roads Bill: Red Lake, gold country and other gems

This week Bill, as a tourist, takes us to Red Lake – like other Northern Ontario communities it has its share of gems
Back Roads Bill: Exploring a 48-year-old unsolved mystery

Back Roads Bill: Exploring a 48-year-old unsolved mystery

This week Bill takes us to the Edmund Fitzgerald from two vantage points
Back Roads Bill: How Lady Evelyn got her puzzling dunes

Back Roads Bill: How Lady Evelyn got her puzzling dunes

Bill takes us up close to and back over the formation of the unusual eskers and dunes of Lady Evelyn Lake in the Temiskaming Shores area north of North Bay
Back Roads Bill: Where to see the ultimate wetland, swamp, fen, bog or marsh

Back Roads Bill: Where to see the ultimate wetland, swamp, fen, bog or marsh

This week Bill tells us about what is, for many reasons, one of the best interpretative trails in Northern Ontario
Back Roads Bill: What gives Windex lakes their colour?

Back Roads Bill: What gives Windex lakes their colour?

This week Bill tells us why those lakes have those green-blue colours and where you can find some of them
BACK ROADS BILL: Before the last spike, there was a first

BACK ROADS BILL: Before the last spike, there was a first

This week Bill uncovers a bit of history that may become front and centre as a tourism attraction
BACK ROADS BILL: How a dream lives on in a heart-shaped rock

BACK ROADS BILL: How a dream lives on in a heart-shaped rock

This week, Bill takes us to visit a less well known monument to Terry Fox