KW in brief: Jan. 19, 2011

Drug dealer gets nine years for knife attack

On Jan. 18, Justice Robert Reilly sentenced James Agyeman, a Waterloo drug dealer, to the equivalent of nine years in prison for a brutal home invasion in 2008.

According to the Waterloo Region Record, Agyeman had set up a shop selling drugs in the home of Jay Mangat who was on a disability pension due to intellctual challenges. Agyeman had threatened Mangat and his roommate with a knife when they tried to leave. He later attacked and injured Mangat with two other assailants who have not been caught.

Cambridge woman named most influential in sport

Martha Deacon, a Cambridge resident, was named the country’s most influential woman in sport for 2010 by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity.

The recognition reflects Deacon’s involvement as the chef de mission for Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India last fall, according to the Waterloo Region Record.

An executive officer with the Waterloo Region District School Board, Deacon focused on ensuring the Canadian team had optimal conditions in which to compete.

–Compiled by Linda Givetash