Crown Opens Case Against Accused: Winnipeg Bus Driver Was Stabbed Multiple Times

Crown Opens Case Against Accused: Winnipeg Bus Driver Was Stabbed Multiple Times

By Steve Lambert, 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 Winnipeg bus driver was killed on the job by an angry passenger who refused to leave the vehicle at the end of a run, a Crown attorney said at the opening of a two-week second-degree murder trial.

Irvine Jubal Fraser, a 58-year-old driver working the late shift, was spat on and repeatedly stabbed after forcibly removing Brian Kyle Thomas from the bus, Crown attorney Keith Eyrikson told the jury Monday in his opening statements.

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Winnipeg Fire Crews Recalled to Blaze on Maryland Street

Winnipeg Fire Crews Recalled to Blaze on Maryland Street

Maryland Street Fire
Firefighters battle a blaze at an apartment complex in the 400 block of Maryland Street on Monday, January 21, 2019. (@CITYOFWINNIPEG / TWITTER)

Winnipeg firefighters battled a blaze in a three-storey apartment complex Monday afternoon at the same location they attended last week.

Emergency crews responded to the 400 block of Maryland Street at around 2:20 p.m.

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Winter Storm Brings Snow, Rain, Wind and Cold to Eastern, Central Canada

Winter Storm Brings Snow, Rain, Wind and Cold to Eastern, Central Canada

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

Ottawa Snow
A pedestrian walks past a snowbank on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, January 20, 2019. A powerful winter storm that brought heavy rain and snow to much of Eastern and Central Canada has closed schools, flooded streets, knocked out power and is forcing school buses to stay off the roads in Toronto today as temperatures plummet. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

A powerful storm brought heavy snow and rain and bitter temperatures to much of Eastern and Central Canada, reminding Canadians of the many ways an unforgiving climate can disrupt their lives.

The widespread storm closed schools, flooded streets, knocked out power and forced school buses to stay off the roads in many areas Monday as temperatures began to plummet.

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The Forks Offers Visitors a Chance to Embrace Winter Rather Than Hide Inside

The Forks Offers Visitors a Chance to Embrace Winter Rather Than Hide Inside

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

The Forks
Skaters enjoy the skating trail and warming huts along rivers near downtown Winnipeg. The Forks‚ a patch of downtown land at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers‚ is a beehive of activity in winter for city residents who embrace outdoor activities in the cold. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Forks)

WINNIPEG — There is no hiding from winter in Winnipeg.

So, in a city where sub-zero temperatures can last four or five months, many people choose seasonal celebration over hibernation, determined to embrace outdoor activities instead of waiting out winter cooped up inside.

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MPI Warns of Text Message Scam Making the Rounds

MPI Warns of Text Message Scam Making the Rounds

Teen - Text - Cell Phone

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Public Insurance is warning customers about a scam involving fraudulent text messages regarding an e-transfer of money.

The public insurer says customers are advised not to respond to the text, which appears to look like it’s coming from MPI with a clickable link.

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Blue Bombers Re-Sign Defensive End Jackson Jeffcoat

Blue Bombers Re-Sign Defensive End Jackson Jeffcoat

Jackson Jeffcoat - Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Jackson Jeffcoat, right, celebrates after sacking Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell during first-half CFL West Division final football game action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. The Blue Bombers have signed defensive end Jeffcoat to a two-year extension. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-signed defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat to a two-year extension on Monday.

Jeffcoat spent the past two seasons in Winnipeg after signing as a free agent prior to the 2017 season. Last season, the Texas native recorded five sacks, two forced fumbles and 21 defensive tackles in just 12 regular season games, missing the other eight due to injury.

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