Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Emma Fairgrieve

CAMPUS:

Western has released a statement following a student being the target of racist emails following speaking out against racist comments made on campus. Jennifer Massey, Associate Vice-President of Student Experience, stated that the university has taken steps to ensure the student’s safety. Massey also states that the university condemns racism and wants campus to be an environment where everyone feels safe and respected, and able to speak up without fear of reprisal. 

LOCAL:

Four males are facing assault and weapon-related charges after a stabbing that took place in the area of Dundas and Maitland Street earlier this week. Five people were sent to the hospital, including three youths. They have all since been released. 

The police update read “Because the video of the disturbance has been broadcast in the media and some of those involved are under the age of 18, the London Police Service will not be releasing any additional information in relation to this incident,"

 
SPORTS:

The Mustangs men and women’s rowing teams swept the provincial championships for the second straight year, and fourth time in the last five seasons in St. Catharines. The Western women beat runner-up Brock by 72 points and cleared third-place Queen’s by 285. The Western men picked up 535 points, ahead of Brock with 436 and Queen’s with 188. 


WEATHER:

Light showers today that looks like it will continue for the trick or treaters.

Friday with a high of 6

Saturday showers with a high of 7

And Sunday with a high of 4