Okanagan buses will get cameras after man fatally stabbed on transit

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KELOWNA - BC Transit says surveillance cameras will be rolling on some buses in the central Okanagan next spring after a man was stabbed to death on Kelowna transit.

The transit authority says only the skeletons of cameras were on the bus when Caesar Rosales was killed last week, and no lenses were on the devices at the time.

Bus passengers helped police identify a suspect after the stabbing last Thursday.

BC Transit spokeswoman Meribeth Burton says passengers are demanding tighter security following the incident and the cameras will be another tool to make things safer.

She says surveillance cameras will be installed on buses across the province in the spring, something that has been in the works for more than two years.

About one-third of the TransLink buses in the Vancouver area are equipped with cameras, but buses in the rest of the province do not have the security measure.

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