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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: The Métis Nation's history at Mica Bay

BACK ROADS BILL: The Métis Nation's history at Mica Bay

This week, Bill tells us a story that might inspire us to learn more and think critically about Canadian, Indigenous and Métis history
BACK ROADS BILL Diving deep into an old pool

BACK ROADS BILL Diving deep into an old pool

This week Bill takes us for an unusual dip into the history of a remote island swimming pool
BACK ROADS BILL: Mystery of the pictographs

BACK ROADS BILL: Mystery of the pictographs

This week, Bill takes us through a mystery to find which pictographs are the original and which are the copy
BACK ROADS BILL: Origins of a Northern Ontario anthem

BACK ROADS BILL: Origins of a Northern Ontario anthem

This week Bill tells us about the origin of The Blackfly Song
BACK ROADS BILL: Abitibi Canyon then and now

BACK ROADS BILL: Abitibi Canyon then and now

This week Bill takes us to an almost ghost town
BACK ROADS BILL: A paddling roundup - where to go

BACK ROADS BILL: A paddling roundup - where to go

Starting the paddling season, Bill highlights some day and overnight trips in northeastern Ontario and gives us a good amount of trip-planning information
BACK ROADS BILL: Three wheels to freedom

BACK ROADS BILL: Three wheels to freedom

This week Bill introduces us to triking and how it is a springtime rebirth solution to accessibility
BACK ROADS BILL: Rocks, vistas and spirituality

BACK ROADS BILL: Rocks, vistas and spirituality

This week, Bill interviews a keeper of knowledge to learn more about the spirituality of rocks
BACK ROADS BILL: Slow television on a heritage river

BACK ROADS BILL: Slow television on a heritage river

This week, Bill tells us about a new Earth Day documentary and a paddling destination
BACK ROADS BILL: Three rock structures in one place

BACK ROADS BILL: Three rock structures in one place

This week, Bill takes us to Ignace to see three very different rock structures
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