Bashin’ Bill Barilko was a famous Toronto Maple Leafs player whose story inspired the Tragically Hip to write their hit song “Fifty Mission Cap”

Bill and Ben explore the story and tragic history of Bill Barilko from his disappearance to his discovery years later. Bill also explains how he made his way to the crash site and the legacy that Bashing Bill left on the world.

Follow Bill on Facebook & Instagram: @backroads_bill
and on Twitter: @steertonorthONT

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Production Credits:

Host: Backroads Bill Steer

Producer: Ben Sargent

Produced by Clark Communications

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It’s time to hit the backroads of Northern Ontario and beyond with Backroads Bill! Tune in every Wednesday to explore the history and beauty of Northern Ontario. Alongside host and producer Ben, Bill (who is the founder and the GM of the Canadian Ecology Centre) goes more in depth to the stories he has been […]

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