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Winnipeg Transit Offering Free Rides to Veterans, Service Members on Remembrance Day

Winnipeg Transit Offering Free Rides to Veterans, Service Members on Remembrance Day

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Winnipeg Transit is offering free rides to veterans, current serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and a companion on Remembrance Day.

Those who wish to take a free ride can do so by wearing a military uniform, or by presenting military identification or CF1 card at the time of boarding.

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Traffic Flowing Again: Pembina Highway Underpass Reopens

Traffic Flowing Again: Pembina Highway Underpass Reopens

Pembina Highway Underpass
The Pembina Highway Underpass is now reopened to all lanes of traffic. (CITY OF WINNIPEG / FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — Motorists who frequently use Pembina Highway will no doubt appreciate the reopening of the Pembina Highway Underpass.

The roadway at Jubilee Avenue was flowing smoothly in all directions Friday as dignitaries cut a ribbon to signify the end of construction.

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City Rejects Latest Winnipeg Transit Union Offer

City Rejects Latest Winnipeg Transit Union Offer

Osborne Street BRT Station
Osborne Street BRT Station (WINNIPEGTRANSIT.COM)

The city has rejected the latest offer made by the union representing Winnipeg Transit employees and remains at an impasse in negotiations.

The two parties are still $68 million apart and the city has asked the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1505 (ATU) to come back with a counterproposal.

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No Parole for More Than a Decade for Man Who Killed Winnipeg Bus Driver

No Parole for More Than a Decade for Man Who Killed Winnipeg Bus Driver

By The Canadian Press

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People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The man convicted of killing a Winnipeg bus driver in what a judge described as a brutal and explosive stabbing will not be eligible for parole for 12 years.

Irvine Jubal Fraser, who was 58, was stabbed 12 times during a fight with Brian Kyle Thomas in February 2017.

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Winnipeg Transit Drivers Won’t Enforce Fare Payment on Thursday

Winnipeg Transit Drivers Won’t Enforce Fare Payment on Thursday

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(WINNIPEG TRANSIT / FILE)

As tensions escalate between the Amalgamated Transit Union and the City of Winnipeg over a new contract, bus passengers on Thursday won’t be asked for fare upon boarding.

It’s the latest move by the ATU 105 as they take further legal job action amid an ongoing contract dispute with the city. Operators also won’t be enforcing payment for riders to and from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ home opener.

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Brothers of Winnipeg Bus Driver Killed on the Job Call His Death senseless

Brothers of Winnipeg Bus Driver Killed on the Job Call His Death senseless

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, 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 — The brothers of a Winnipeg bus driver who was fatally stabbed on the job broke down in tears at a sentencing hearing today for the man who killed him.

They said Irvine Jubal Fraser’s death was senseless and has left them angry and devastated.

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