All new subdivisions in the R.M. of St. Clements must use historically significant names suggested by the R.M. of St. Clements Heritage Committee for new streets.
The Heritage Committee considers the subdivision’s area, and suggests the names of significant citizens relevant to that area. In time, some of these roads will have commemorative plaques explaining the person behind the street name.
Some Heritage Street Names
Van Horne Road
Van Horne Road is named after Sir William Cornelius Van Horne. Van Horne was a larger-than-life man. He was the General Manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway, a capitalist, and an artist born in 1843 near Chelsea (Frankfort), Illinois. In 1899, he established a 2000 acre experimental farm in East Selkirk devoted to demonstrating and promoting modern scientific agricultural practices throughout Western Canada.
Van Horne Road is located between Highway 59, C.I.L. Road and an abandoned C.P.R. rail line.
Cowan Place is named after Robert Cowan, one of the first councillors of the R.M. of St. Clements in 1884. Cowan Place is located just south east of the junction between Highway 59 and Highway 44.