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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: How Bill got his start

BACK ROADS BILL: How Bill got his start

This week Bill interviews his mentor – the inspiration behind his back roads persona
BACK ROADS BILL: Cobalt artists and the environment

BACK ROADS BILL: Cobalt artists and the environment

This week Bill looks at environmental impact through the eyes of past artists
BACK ROADS BILL: Natural geobatteries explained

BACK ROADS BILL: Natural geobatteries explained

This week Bill leads us to some circles and rings on the northern Ontario landscape which underlines the importance of science
BACK ROADS BILL: Solitude – remoteness and reasons why

BACK ROADS BILL: Solitude – remoteness and reasons why

This week Bill has started thinking about an early spring and where to go next
Back Roads Bill: Labyrinth revisited in winter wonderland

Back Roads Bill: Labyrinth revisited in winter wonderland

This week Bill leads us through a different winter experience and one he created through a process with others
Back Roads Bill: What's in a location? (Part Two)

Back Roads Bill: What's in a location? (Part Two)

This week, in part two, Bill extends our locational abilities on the back roads. He has taught these map, compass and GPS skills to the police, Canadian military attachés, SAR agencies and the ‘Man Tracker’ staff
Back Roads Bill: What's in a location?

Back Roads Bill: What's in a location?

During the next two weeks Bill gives us a navigation primer needed for the back roads. He teaches all of this in his spare time
Back Roads Bill: Stamping around looking for a postcard

Back Roads Bill: Stamping around looking for a postcard

This week, Back Roads Bill looks for the perfect postcard to send to Donald Sutherland with the new Sutherland stamp on it
Back Roads Bill: On a coalition trail to Thunderhouse Falls

Back Roads Bill: On a coalition trail to Thunderhouse Falls

Bill starts the year with a snowshoe to one of the most magnificent waterfalls in northern Ontario
Back Roads Bill: Stories that mattered in 2023

Back Roads Bill: Stories that mattered in 2023

This week Bill looks back at some stories that needed to be updated and other favourites
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