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NCPR News Canada's Rideau Canal hits 175th anniversary 07/02/07
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The Rideau Canal was just named a United Nationís World Heritage Site. The canal joins a UNESCO list that includes the Statue of Liberty, Machu Pichu and the Great Wall of China. Fear of war gave birth to the canal. Today, it's a recreational waterway, still connecting Kingston to Montreal. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin was in scenic Merrickville for one of the yearís many 175th anniversary celebrations.
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