Author: AM 1250/Mix 96 News
The Red River's role in the development of the Canadian Prairies has earned it a nomination to become a Canadian Heritage River.  Rivers West, a non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote tourism and conservation in communities along the river, is in the midst of gathering information for a necessary document for the Canadian Heritage Rivers Council.  The council makes its decisions based on the river's natural, historic and recreational contributions.  Board Member Paul Jordan says with 28 National Historic sites on its banks, the Red is arguably the most historical river in Canada next to the St. Lawrence.  Jordan says they hope to have full designation as a Heritage River by June of next year when the Canadian River Conference will be held in Winnipeg.  The Red will become the first river on the prairies to receive the recognition.