KW in brief: Jan. 6, 2010

Crowd forms as DriveTest strike comes to an end

Nearly 100 people lined up to book their driving tests on Monday in Kitchener.

It was the first day that the DriveTest employees had returned to work following the four-month Ontario-wide strike that began on Aug. 24.

There is currently a backlog of 300,000 tests in the province.

–Compiled by Rebecca Vasluianu

Municipal election candidate announced

Waterloo city councilor Jan d’Ailly announced on Dec. 17 that he will be running against the current mayor Brenda Halloran in the 2010 municipal election, expected to be held in October.

D’Ailly is currently city councillor for ward six which encompasses Northdale, the community north of Laurier campus.

–Compiled by Andrea Millet

Attempted assault with a knife

Near the University of Waterloo campus at Phillip Street, a 20-year-old was threatened with a knife when a man demanded money around 10 p.m. on Monday night.

The victim received no injuries and the Waterloo Regional Police Services are currently investigating the incident.

The suspect is described as a male in his late teens and is approximately 5’9” tall.

–Compiled by Rebecca Vasluianu

Stabbing near Laurier campus

On Jan. 1, Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRSP) responded to a disturbance on Hickory Street, near Spruce Street, in Waterloo.

It involved a large group of males from two difference residences who had begun fighting in the street.

According Olaf Heinzel, public affairs co-ordiantor for the WRSP, four males were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Three of those males were reported to have stab wounds, while the fourth sustained facial injuries resulting from kicking.

The incident is said to have been alcohol related.

–Lauren Millet