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Half Moon’s ‘Rockin on the Red’ Back for 4th Year

Half Moon’s ‘Rockin on the Red’ Back for 4th Year

Half Moon Drive In
Half Moon Drive In

The music will be flowing on the banks of the Red River for another summer as Half Moon Drive In brings back its outdoor entertainment series.

Rockin’ on the Red in Lockport will mark its fourth year, while at the same time raising funds for the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation.

“This fun filled family event is a thank you to our valued customers and community,” said Wayne McIntosh, Half Moon Drive In’s “top dog.”

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Half Moon’s Rockin’ on the Red Returning to Lockport

Half Moon’s Rockin’ on the Red Returning to Lockport

Half Moon Drive In
Half Moon Drive In

Three days of music on the banks of the Red River will rock Lockport this weekend.

The Half Moon Drive In’s annual Rockin’ On The Red festival is July 10-12, marking 77 years in business.

“Putting on a family-fun event that brings the community together is just a small way to thank our valued customers for their continued support,” said Wayne McIntosh, Half Moon’s owner.

“This is also the second year that Half Moon has partnered with the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation, and we decided to make things a little more inspiring for us.”

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Two Charities to Benefit from ‘Rockin’ on the Red’

Two Charities to Benefit from ‘Rockin’ on the Red’

By Tyler Sutherland

Half Moon Drive In
Patrons dine at the Half Moon Drive In in Lockport. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

A weekend of music, food and good company on the banks of the Red River this weekend will benefit two local charities.

Rockin’ On The Red at the Half Moon Drive In in Lockport is July 12-13.

Two 50/50 draws will take place with half of the proceeds going towards the Children’s Rehab Foundation and the Children’s Wish Foundation.

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Half Moon Drive In to Rock on the Red

Half Moon Drive In to Rock on the Red

Half Moon Drive In
Half Moon Drive In

The Half Moon Drive In in Lockport will rock the banks of the Red River this summer.

July 12-13 is when the popular Henderson Highway eatery will host Rockin’ On The Red, building on the success of celebrations last year to mark its 75th anniversary.

“After the great success of last years event, we had so much positive feedback from our customers and requests to host another event,” said owner Wayne McIntosh. “Putting on a family-fun event that brings the community together is just a small way to thank our valued customers for their continued support.”

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St. Andrews Lock and Dam Closing for the Season

Lockport Dam (CHRISD.CA FILE)
St. Andrews Lock and Dam at Lockport (CHRISD.CA FILE)

St. Andrews Lock and Dam Closing will close to boaters at midnight on October 14.

The federal government says staff will begin raising the dam’s control curtains on or soon after the second Monday of this month.

As a result, water levels in the Red and Assiniboine rivers, in the vicinity of the city of Winnipeg and north to Lockport, will be lowered gradually over the next two to three weeks as the water is released. Should winter conditions set in, the curtains will be completely lifted as required.

Owners of vessels, barges and all property on the Red and Assiniboine rivers and their tributaries are advised to protect their property.

Once closed, the curtains will remain raised until next spring.

— Staff

Lovely Day for Fishing

Lovely Day for Fishing

Lockport Fishing
A fisherman casts his line in Lockport, Manitoba over the weekend. It will be another perfect day to be on the water as southern Manitoba benefits from some more late summer heat. Environment Canada is calling for a high in Winnipeg today of 31°C with plenty of sunshine. However, slather on some sunscreen as the UV index will be 7 or higher. The rest of the week is shaping up to be much of the same, with temperatures in the high 20s all the way to weekend. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA)
Hook, Line and… Catfish

Hook, Line and… Catfish

Lockport Fishing
The Cao family — Jin, Jiang and Jack — reel in a hefty channel catfish in Lockport, Manitoba on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The St. Andrews locks are a popular fishing spot in the summer just north of Winnipeg. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
Half Moon Drive In Celebrating 75 Delicious Years

Half Moon Drive In Celebrating 75 Delicious Years

Half Moon Drive In
Patrons dine at the Half Moon Drive In in Lockport. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

An iconic Manitoba eatery is marking 75 years with a weekend celebration July 13-14.

Half Moon Drive In in Lockport will be celebrating its historic landmark with entertainment, fireworks, family fun and other activities all weekend long.

The Henderson Highway establishment first opened its doors in 1938 and operated until 1983, when it temporarily closed to build a more modern restaurant closer to the St. Andrews Lock and Dam.

Known for its famous hot dogs, Half Moon also has a reputation for serving up freshly-grilled hamburgers, shakes, homemade fries, and both hard and soft ice cream treats and sweets.

Celebrations also include a food-eating challenge by Peter Czerwinski (aka Furious Pete), who will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for eating the most hot dogs in a short period of time.

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Boy, 7, Succumbs to Injuries Following Lockport Crash

A seven-year-old boy from the RM of St. Andrews has died following a two-vehicle crash that happened Thursday evening.

RCMP were called to the junction of Highway 9 and Highway 44 at about 5:30 p.m. Police say a northbound 2003 Dodge Caravan collided with a southbound 2010 Nissan Rouge on Highway 9.

Road conditions were reported to be slippery at the time of the collision.

The boy was a passenger in the minivan and later died in hospital from serious injuries.

Two other people were also sent to hospital with undetermined injuries.

The boy’s name isn’t being released.

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Vehicle Plunges Through Ice at Lockport Dam

RCMP remain at the scene of where a vehicle went through the ice at the Lockport Dam on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

A 40-year-old Selkirk man is alive — albeit wet and cold — after his vehicle fell through the ice on the Red River early Tuesday.

Manitoba RCMP say the incident happened just before 5 a.m. at the Lockport Dam in Lockport.

The vehicle was being driven southbound on the river at the time when it drove into open water on the north side of the dam.

The man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP are trying to determine if any other occupants were inside when the vehicle plunged through the ice and into the fast-moving water.

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team is being consulted and is attending the scene as the investigation continues.