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How high can you go in Ontario - and where?

How high can you go in Ontario - and where?

Back Roads Bill continues with the theme of “superlative” geographic features in Northern Ontario this week our highest peak in the province
Science on the back roads could help us prepare for solar storms <b>(5 images)</b>

Science on the back roads could help us prepare for solar storms (5 images)

A line of towers near Kapuskasing are part of SuperDARN, an early-warning system for space weather
Quest for potholes sends Back Roads Bill and friends bushwacking <b>(4 photos)</b>

Quest for potholes sends Back Roads Bill and friends bushwacking (4 photos)

This week Bill tells us a story about finding a glacial pothole that has eluded him for quite some time. He is asking readers to send along their pothole locations for a Northern Ontario treasure hunt
New edition 'Green Bible' release celebrated with book launch

New edition 'Green Bible' release celebrated with book launch

Book offers acceptance of the notion of ‘progress not perfection’ and other changes to chart a sustainable course on the back roads and in life
Visiting cemeteries a unique way to honour fallen soldiers

Visiting cemeteries a unique way to honour fallen soldiers

Back Roads Bill discovers fallen war heroes from afar; graves of international war veterans identified with distinctive markings
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!