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What are the back roads, anyway? The joys of logging roads

What are the back roads, anyway? The joys of logging roads

This week Back Roads Bill writes a thankful story and takes us through a primer of who is responsible for logging roads and why they are so important
How far can you drive in Northern Ontario? Road trip time

How far can you drive in Northern Ontario? Road trip time

Back Roads Bill recently completed this marathon dash to the most northern point one can reach by road in Northern Ontario
Visit and learn about residential schools because there can be no reconcilliation without truth

Visit and learn about residential schools because there can be no reconcilliation without truth

This story centres on previous interviews with an author who wrote a compelling book on one of the Indian residential schools, as they were called, along with thoughts from other Indigenous community leaders and a residential school survivor
The hermit of Whitewater Lake.

The hermit of Whitewater Lake.

Back Roads Bill recently visited the Beckwith site as his first wilderness out trip according to COVID protocol allowances
Pictograph colours - how the marks were made and why they last so long

Pictograph colours - how the marks were made and why they last so long

This week, Back Roads Bill looks at how area rock paintings were probably created
Three must-do things in Ontario Parks <b>(7 photos)</b>

Three must-do things in Ontario Parks (7 photos)

Gearing up and heading out to some outstanding places on the Back Roads with Bill
Weighing risks against benefits in school trips <b>(4 photos)</b>

Weighing risks against benefits in school trips (4 photos)

Lessons learned from tragedy are the subject of this week's column from Back Roads Bill
Back roads yoga for paddling <b>(8 photos)</b>

Back roads yoga for paddling (8 photos)

Bill is looking forward to paddling and to help with physical preparations he sought some advice to strengthen and stretch our bodies on and off the water
Happy birthday Cécile and Annette <b>(9 photos)</b>

Happy birthday Cécile and Annette (9 photos)

Only two of the Dionne quintuplets have survived to their 87th birthday. Quintland has not
Now and then: Evidence of an old idea with new applications <b>(8 photos)</b>

Now and then: Evidence of an old idea with new applications (8 photos)

How and old engineering feat, the remains of which can be seen at Montreal River, found new applications