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Northern Ontario's mining memorials tell a tale of hard-fought labour protections

Northern Ontario's mining memorials tell a tale of hard-fought labour protections

With the help of the region's scholars, Back Roads Bill recounts the struggles and horrific working conditions endured by early miners and the reason we should all remember them
Visiting a ghost in Cobalt for a paranormal back roads experience

Visiting a ghost in Cobalt for a paranormal back roads experience

This week Back Roads Bill recalls a recent ghostly encounter, part of our Northern Ontario Heritage
Links to the land resonate with Bill and his readers

Links to the land resonate with Bill and his readers

In part two of reflecting back on 2021 by Back Roads Bill he shares the most important of all the stories you told him were important and for him
<b>Year in review:</b> Five of Back Roads Bill's favourites from 2021

Year in review: Five of Back Roads Bill's favourites from 2021

Within this first week of two offerings, Back Roads Bill looks at some of his favourite stories from 2021
How tracking Santa evolved from the cold war <b>(5 photos)</b>

How tracking Santa evolved from the cold war (5 photos)

This week, Back Roads Bill reflects upon the importance of the Bomarc missile to Northern Ontario’s heritage
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