K -W in brief: September 12, 2012
Arrest made after stabbing
Following a stabbing incident on Sunday, Waterloo Regional Police Services have taken the aggressor into custody. After rushing the 21-year-old male victim to Grand River Hospital, the police were able to locate and detain the assailant. The aggressor is a minor and no plans have been made to charge him for his actions for the time being. The victim, who was attacked near the intersection of Phillip Street and University Avenue, has been treated and has since been released from the hospital.
Student struck by bus at UW
On Friday Sept. 7, a Grand River Transit bus struck a first-year University of Waterloo student as he was crossing the road. The 17-year-old student sustained serious injuries and is currently being treated at the trauma unit of Hamilton General Hospital. Though the Waterloo Regional Police collision traffic experts are continuing an extensive investigation, authorities have not yet determined the cause of the crash. Tip lines are currently available towards the public for information.
City concludes public sector wage negotiations
The City of Waterloo reached a compromise with city workers on Monday. Negotiations over the contract renewal will result in an additional payout of $1.17 million over a four-year period. The amount was decided on after extensive research by the Waterloo, with figures being compared to public sector wage increases in the fourth quarter of 2011, as detailed by the Ministry of Labour.
—Compiled by Alanna Fairey