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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

Recent Work by Bill

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
The why and where of autumn leaves' cavalcade of colour <b>(10 photos)</b>

The why and where of autumn leaves' cavalcade of colour (10 photos)

The fall colours are here and Back Roads Bill teaches us a leaf lesson
So you think you know something about waterfalls, do you? <b>(5 photos)</b>

So you think you know something about waterfalls, do you? (5 photos)

This week, Back Roads Bill helps us connect with nature through waterfalls and you may be surprised by some of the information he shares
The goose is great but there's so much more in Wawa

The goose is great but there's so much more in Wawa

This week, Back Roads talks about Wawa’s Heritage Doors – portals to our past that take us beyond the goose