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Winnipeg Bus Drivers to Observe Moment of Silence in Honour of Slain Colleague

Winnipeg Bus Drivers to Observe Moment of Silence in Honour of Slain Colleague

Irvine J. Fraser
Irvine Jubal Fraser (FACEBOOK)

Winnipeg Transit drivers will be pulling their buses over for one minute of silence on Tuesday, February 21.

Buses will stop at safe locations at 1 p.m. in honour of Irvine Jubal Fraser. The 58-year-old was killed Tuesday after he was stabbed multiple times at the end of his shift at the University of Manitoba.

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Bus Drivers Call for Safety Improvements Outside Winnipeg City Hall

Bus Drivers Call for Safety Improvements Outside Winnipeg City Hall

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Bus Drivers
Winnipeg bus drivers close down Portage and Main after gathering 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)

WINNIPEG – Hundreds of transit workers rallied outside Winnipeg city hall Friday to demand safety improvements following the killing of one of their colleagues.

“This is not a new issue,” John Callahan, president of the bus drivers’ union local, told the crowd. “We’ve been talking about this for the past three years.

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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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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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VIDEO: Winnipeg Bus Driver, Passenger Engage in Fisticuffs

VIDEO: Winnipeg Bus Driver, Passenger Engage in Fisticuffs

Winnipeg Transit Assault
A screengrab from a video showing a Winnipeg Transit and a passenger in a physical altercation on Portage Avenue near Polo Park Shopping Centre on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. (@GUIDEPOSTMEDIA / INSTAGRAM)

A bus passenger has been charged after a physical altercation with a Winnipeg Transit driver outside Polo Park Shopping Centre on Wednesday.

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