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Man Boards Winnipeg Bus with Axe and Brass Knuckles

Man Boards Winnipeg Bus with Axe and Brass Knuckles

Winnipeg Police CrestA 22-year-old man was kicked off a Winnipeg Transit bus on Friday night after boarding with an axe and brass knuckles.

Police say two male passengers spotted the weapons and were able to disarm the man without incident.

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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

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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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Peggo: Winnipeg Transit’s Electronic Payment System a Go

Peggo: Winnipeg Transit’s Electronic Payment System a Go

Janice Lukes
St. Norbert councillor and deputy mayor Janice Lukes holds up a ‘peggo’ card during a media launch on Friday, June 10, 2016. (BRAEDEN JONES / METRO WINNIPEG)

It’s called “peggo,” and it means you no longer have to carry around change to hop on a Winnipeg Transit bus.

The city’s new electronic fare collection system will roll out July 4 for seniors. Full and youth passengers will be able to use it in early August.

The $17.7 million system has been years in planning. Former Winnipeg mayor Sam Katz had the vision for the easy pay option back in 2006.

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