Winnipeg police describe Osborne BRT axe attack

May 10 2019 5:56pm Cosnt. Rob Carver shared details of a violent incident at the Osborne Bus Rapid Transit station during the afternoon commute Thursday ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback…

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Winnipeg bus riders react to Osborne BRT station attack

May 10 2019 5:51pm People waiting at the Osborne Rapid Transit station Friday said they were surprised to learn of other riders having been attacked with an axe the day before. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval =…

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Winnipeg Transit Union rejects contract offer from city

Winnipeg’s Transit Union is resoundingly saying ‘no’ to a new contract offer from the city.More than 98 per cent of members rejected the deal on Friday.ATU Local 1505 president Aleem Chaudhary would not get into specifics when asked why the vote was so lopsided but said they are open to more negotiations.READ MORE: Transit Union “won’t stop fighting” after  Brian Kyle Thomas guilty verdictStory continues below“Our members work hard each and every day to keep our city moving, often going above and beyond to serve the public,” Chaudhary said.“Our union…

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Bus stop sign impaled through parked car’s windshield at Winnipeg gas station

Surely this isn’t a normal sign of spring.A Winnipeg Transit bus stop sign — somehow — ended up sprouting through the windshield of a parked car at a Shell gas station on Portage Avenue Monday afternoon.The bus stop sign was resting in a hole through the windshield at about 1 p.m. Monday. It appears to have been picked up and thrown into the vehicle, javelin-like, or possibly stabbed through the front window.READ MORE: Winnipeg Transit opens bus inspector stations downtownAn employee who answered the phone at the station didn’t have…

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Man arrested for assaulting women, Transit staff at downtown bus shelter

A Winnipeg man is behind bars after he was observed assaulting four people in a downtown bus shelter, say police.Glen Roger Asselin, 56, faces charges of uttering threats, possessing a weapon, and four counts of assault after the Wednesday night incident, which took place at the intersection of Graham Avenue and Fort Street at around 7:20 p.m.READ MORE: Assault in north end Winnipeg leaves man, 30, in critical conditionPolice said the accused punched one woman and shoved another before he was stopped by two Winnipeg Transit supervisors – both of…

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Winnipeg Transit driver charged in fatal 2017 collision

After a long investigation, a fatal collision between a Winnipeg transit bus and a pedestrian has resulted in charges for the bus driver.The incident took place Nov. 13, 2017 at the intersection of Graham Avenue and Fort Street.READ MORE: Winnipeg collision involving city bus blocks traffic in all directionsA man in his 50s was taken to hospital in critical condition, and he later died of his injuries.The bus driver, 54, was arrested Thursday.Police said he will be charged with driving carelessly causing death and proceeding before safe to do so.WATCH:…

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Budget 2019 shows no surprises for Winnipeg Transit

March 1 2019 6:07pm The city operating budget tabled Friday included major cuts to Winnipeg road improvements, but riders and drivers of Winnipeg Transit can rest easy. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘…

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Manitoba men honoured as heros for helping bus passenger in danger

When Jonathan Meikle and Matthew Shorting saw a transit passenger being threatened with a knife in November, 2018, they couldn’t just sit back and watch.After confronting the knife wielding man on a bus, Meikle was stabbed.Help us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues below“That drew up a lot of feelings of the desire to protect a fellow member in our community,” Meikle said. “Everything just happened so quickly … initially it wrote me off for seven days, I had eight staples.”READ MORE: What Winnipeg Transit can do if there is violence on…

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Winnipeg Transit drivers told no RIP signs on anniversary of killing

There will be no signs in memory of slain transit driver Irvine Jubal Fraser on Winnipeg Transit buses Thursday.Valentine’s Day marks the second anniversary of Fraser’s death on the job, but Winnipeg Transit decided not to let its drivers run messages on buses saying “In Memory #521” — Fraser’s badge number.Last year, drivers were seen across Winnipeg honouring Fraser with messages across the digital signs at the front of the bus.READ MORE: Winnipeg Transit Union ‘won’t stop fighting’ after Brian Kyle Thomas’ guilty verdictMayor Brian Bowman said he wasn’t involved in…

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Justin Trudeau promises ‘better results’ for Winnipeg transit users

February 12 2019 6:14pm Speaking at the Ft. Rouge transit depot Tuesday, the Prime Minister said the federal partnership with the City of Winnipeg will fund an efficient, affordable, clean transit system. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval…

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