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Latchford: Small town gem <b>(4 photos)</b>

Latchford: Small town gem (4 photos)

'The Best Little Town by a Dam Site!'
Devil's Rock: becoming less seldom seen, more iconic <b>(4 photos)</b>

Devil's Rock: becoming less seldom seen, more iconic (4 photos)

It could be the start of a food/tourism destination, says Back Roads Bill Steer
Keep the scraper handy but the shovel won't be as important <b>(3 photos)</b>

Keep the scraper handy but the shovel won't be as important (3 photos)

Back Roads Bill shares his nature-based, traditional knowledge inspired winter weather predictions this week as he asks the beavers – and the experts
Are the bats back? <b>(4 photos)</b>

Are the bats back? (4 photos)

One research scientist at Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is cautiously optimistic about some bat populations in northern Ontario
Wild mushrooms: How do I know it's good to eat?

Wild mushrooms: How do I know it's good to eat?

Experts tell all on an autumn harvest – mushrooms aplenty!
Did you know, waterfalls can make you happier?

Did you know, waterfalls can make you happier?

The power of falling water deeply affects us all. Explore it at some near-by locations highlighted by Back Roads Bill Steer and Mark Harris, author of Waterfalls of Ontario
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