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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
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
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