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Survey Finds Winnipeggers in Favour of Having a Transit Police Force

Survey Finds Winnipeggers in Favour of Having a Transit Police Force

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WINNIPEG — A survey commissioned by the Amalgamated Transit Union has found the majority of Winnipeggers are in favour of having a dedicated police force oversee safety on Winnipeg Transit buses.

The survey, conducted by Probe Research, asked 600 Winnipeg adults varying questions regarding transit use between March 13-28.

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Bus Driver Dies After Stabbing at University of Manitoba

Bus Driver Dies After Stabbing at University of Manitoba

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)
Irvine J. Fraser
Irvine J. Fraser (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg Transit driver has died following an overnight assault at the University of Manitoba.

Irvine J. Fraser, 58, died after he was stabbed at around 1:55 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Dafoe Road West and Gillson Street on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus. The driver was sent to hospital in critical condition and later pronounced deceased.

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Winnipeg Transit Fares Going Up January 1

Winnipeg Transit Fares Going Up January 1

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It will cost more to ride Winnipeg Transit in 2017, as it usually does when the calendar flips to a new year.

Beginning January 1, full and Handi-Transit fares will be $2.70. Reduced and senior cash fares will increase to $2.20. New rates for tickets and passes will also be in effect at the same time.

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Winnipeg Transit Not Honouring Extended Fall Student U-Passes, U of M Steps In

Winnipeg Transit Not Honouring Extended Fall Student U-Passes, U of M Steps In

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (MARIANNE HELM / UMANITOBA.CA)

A decision by Winnipeg Transit to not honour fall student U-Passes through January 18 has prompted the University of Manitoba to cover the costs for roughly 2,200 students.

A fall strike by U of M faculty pushed the current term back, meaning existing bus passes into the new year would no longer be valid.

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Santa Bus on Winnipeg Streets Collecting Funds for Christmas Cheer Board

Santa Bus on Winnipeg Streets Collecting Funds for Christmas Cheer Board

Santa Bus
Santa Bus (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

Winnipeg’s Santa Bus is now on the streets, spreading holiday cheer one ride at a time.

From now until Saturday, December 24, all cash fares and donations collected on the Santa Bus will go directly to the Christmas Cheer Board.

Last year, $15,000 was raised aboard Bus #140, which is decorated in vinyl graphics of Santa and all of his reindeer.

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Teen Groped on Winnipeg Transit Bus

Teen Groped on Winnipeg Transit Bus

Winnipeg Police CrestA 16-year-old girl was groped while riding a Winnipeg Transit bus Monday night.

It happened at around 9:45 p.m. on the route #17 bus when an unknown man sat next to her. Police say the victim was groped before a woman passenger intervened. The teen moved to the front of the bus and alerted the driver. She was not physically harmed.

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