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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

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Recent Work by Bill

Back Roads Bill: Should you drink back road spring water?

Back Roads Bill: Should you drink back road spring water?

This week, Bill takes us to natural springs on the back roads with caution in mind
BACK ROADS BILL: The Métis Nation's history at Mica Bay

BACK ROADS BILL: The Métis Nation's history at Mica Bay

This week, Bill tells us a story that might inspire us to learn more and think critically about Canadian, Indigenous and Métis history
BACK ROADS BILL: Diving deep into an old pool

BACK ROADS BILL: Diving deep into an old pool

This week Bill takes us for an unusual dip into the history of a remote island swimming pool
BACK ROADS BILL: Mystery of the pictographs

BACK ROADS BILL: Mystery of the pictographs

This week, Bill takes us through a mystery to find which pictographs are the original and which are the copy
BACK ROADS BILL: Origins of a Northern Ontario anthem

BACK ROADS BILL: Origins of a Northern Ontario anthem

This week Bill tells us about the origin of The Blackfly Song
BACK ROADS BILL: Abitibi Canyon then and now

BACK ROADS BILL: Abitibi Canyon then and now

This week Bill takes us to an almost ghost town
BACK ROADS BILL: A paddling roundup — where to go

BACK ROADS BILL: A paddling roundup — where to go

Starting the paddling season, Bill highlights some day and overnight trips in northeastern Ontario and gives us a good amount of trip-planning information
BACK ROADS BILL: Three wheels to freedom

BACK ROADS BILL: Three wheels to freedom

This week Bill introduces us to triking and how it is a springtime rebirth solution to accessibility
BACK ROADS BILL: Rocks, vistas and spirituality

BACK ROADS BILL: Rocks, vistas and spirituality

This week, Bill interviews a keeper of knowledge to learn more about the spirituality of rocks
BACK ROADS BILL: Slow television on a heritage river

BACK ROADS BILL: Slow television on a heritage river

This week, Bill tells us about a new Earth Day documentary and a paddling destination
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