Ripple Effect: The Red River, what’s in the water and how safe is it?
Long before Winnipeg had ever been incorporated as a city, its largest river defined and shaped the landscape. The Red River has, for generations, been at the cultural and economic heart of Winnipeg. Archaeological evidence of human life, dating back over 6,000 years has been found on the riverbanks. But Winnipeggers have a complicated relationship with the river. The popular perception of the Red is one of pollution; full of raw sewage, junk and at times, dead bodies. Global’s Adrian Cheung reports.