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Winnipeg Police Call for Tips from Public in Cold Case Death of Woman

Winnipeg Police Call for Tips from Public in Cold Case Death of Woman

By The Canadian Press

Marilyn Rose Munroe
Marilyn Rose Munroe (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg police are renewing their call for tips from the public in a case involving a woman who was found dead in the city last year.

Marilyn Rose Munroe, who was 41, was last seen alive on Feb. 12.

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Saturday for the Man Behind ‘Sharkwater’ Documentary

Hundreds Attend Funeral Saturday for the Man Behind ‘Sharkwater’ Documentary

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press

Rob Stewart
Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist Rob Stewart died earlier this year while diving in the Florida Keys. (INSTAGRAM)

TORONTO – Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart was remembered Saturday as a lovable scamp who channelled his passion for the environment into a global movement.

Hundreds of mourners filled the pews and spilled into the lobby of a Toronto church for Stewart’s funeral. Stewart, 37, died while scuba diving off the coast of Florida earlier this year.

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Rest in Peace: The Politics of Remembering the Personal Failings of the Dead

Rest in Peace: The Politics of Remembering the Personal Failings of the Dead

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

Irvine Fraser
A women places some money in a donation box as Winnipeg bus drivers gathered to support each other at a rally for Irvine Fraser, who was killed by a passenger, and to demand safety improvements on buses outside city hall in Winnipeg, Friday, February 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

TORONTO – Tradition dictates that when we bury the dead, we also bury their faults, failings and any transgressions.

“Don’t speak ill of the dead” is an enduring mantra for many who would rather put their pain to rest than continue to dwell on it.

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Winnipeg Bus Driver Killed on the Job Was Facing Trial on Sex Charges

Winnipeg Bus Driver Killed on the Job Was Facing Trial on Sex Charges

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Irvine J. Fraser
Irvine Jubal Fraser (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG – A bus driver who was stabbed to death on the job was facing charges of sexual assault dating back three decades and did not show up for jury selection on his original trial date last fall, court documents reveal.

Irvine Jubal Fraser, 58, was charged in 2015 with two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference between 1983 and 1991. The complainant, now an adult, says she was repeatedly molested, starting at age five.

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‘Things Just Escalated:’ Man Charged with Murder in Winnipeg Bus Driver’s Death

‘Things Just Escalated:’ Man Charged with Murder in Winnipeg Bus Driver’s Death

By The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Transit - Fatal Stabbing
Police search for evidence at the scene of a fatal stabbing of a bus driver at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A man who allegedly fell asleep on a bus and, when roused, refused to leave has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a transit driver.

Brian Kyle Thomas, 22, of Winnipeg is facing charges including second-degree murder, possession of a weapon and failing to comply with a probation order.

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Man Charged in Stabbing Death of Winnipeg Bus Driver

Man Charged in Stabbing Death of Winnipeg Bus Driver

Winnipeg Transit Fatal Stabbing
Police search for evidence at the scene of a fatal stabbing of a bus driver at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A 22-year-old man has been formally charged with second-degree murder after a Winnipeg bus driver was stabbed to death at the University of Manitoba on Tuesday.

Irvine Jubal Fraser, 58, died after succumbing to his injuries in hospital shortly after the attack at 1:55 a.m.

Brian Kyle Thomas also faces charges of possession of a weapon and failing to comply with a probation order.

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Concern Expressed About Release of Man Who Killed Greyhound Bus Passenger

Concern Expressed About Release of Man Who Killed Greyhound Bus Passenger

By The Canadian Press

Vince Li - Will Baker
Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, leaves the Law Courts building in Winnipeg, after his annual criminal code review board hearing, on Monday, February 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – The federal Opposition leader is criticizing a decision giving complete freedom to a man who beheaded and cannibalized a Greyhound bus passenger in Manitoba.

Rona Ambrose says in a Facebook post that the release of Will Baker — who was formerly Vince Li — doesn’t seem right and that Justin Trudeau must put the rights of victims first.

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Two Winkler Men Killed in Plane Crash Near Brunkild, Manitoba

Two Winkler Men Killed in Plane Crash Near Brunkild, Manitoba

Brunkild Plane Crash
Transport Safety Board and RCMP investigators work at the scene of a fatal plane crash 11km outside of Brunkild, Man., on Friday, February 10, 2017. Two men were killed in the crash. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Art Paetkau
Art Paetkau has been identified as one of the men killed in a plane crash southwest of Winnipeg on Thursday, February 9, 2017. (ARTY’S AIR)

WINNIPEG — Two men from Winkler were killed when a small aircraft crashed Thursday night southwest of Winnipeg.

The Cessna 185 took off from St. Andrews Airport just after 6:30 p.m. destined for Winkler. It went down shortly after in a field near Brunkild, Manitoba.

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