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Winnipeg Transit Union Marking Driver Appreciation Day

Winnipeg Transit Union Marking Driver Appreciation Day

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Today is when Winnipeg Transit riders and Winnipeggers alike are encouraged to thank a bus operator.

Transit Driver Appreciation Day has been celebrated on March 18 since 2009 in the U.S. and marked by the Amalgamated Transit Union since 2014.

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Winnipeg Transit Rejects Signage in Memory of Driver Killed on Job

Winnipeg Transit Rejects Signage in Memory of Driver Killed on Job

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Irvine Fraser
A woman 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)

Winnipeg Transit drivers were told Thursday not to display messages on their buses in memory of a colleague murdered on the job exactly two years ago.

Transit officials issued a memo to drivers to not display “RIP #521” or similar messages on large electronic signs on the front of buses that can alternate between the route name and other notifications. The phrase is a reference to the badge number of Irvine Fraser, who was stabbed by a passenger on Feb. 14, 2017.

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Passenger Found Guilty of 2nd-Degree Murder in Winnipeg Bus Driver’s Stabbing

Passenger Found Guilty of 2nd-Degree Murder in Winnipeg Bus Driver’s Stabbing

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, 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 jury found a passenger guilty of second-degree murder Thursday for stabbing a Winnipeg transit operator who had removed him from a bus at the end of a late-night shift.

Irvine Jubal Fraser, 58, was stabbed multiple times during a fight with Brian Kyle Thomas in February 2017.

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‘Who Was the Aggressor?’ Defence Lawyer Argues Bus Driver Went After Passenger

‘Who Was the Aggressor?’ Defence Lawyer Argues Bus Driver Went After Passenger

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Irvine Fraser Bus Driver Attack
Bus driver Irvine Fraser (right) and passenger Brian Thomas are shown in Winnipeg in this 2017 still image from security video submitted into court as evidence. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba)

WINNIPEG — A defence lawyer is arguing that a bus driver stabbed to death in a fight with a passenger could have pulled out the knife that he was eventually killed with.

Evan Roitenberg told jurors that security camera footage shows the shadow of a weapon in driver Irvine Jubal Fraser’s hand.

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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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