Police say that the two men charged in separate stabbings this summer knew each other, but the two incidents are unrelated.

On June 26, a man was stabbed outside a restaurant on Stephen Avenue.

He was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition.

Andrew Poovong has been charged in relation to that stabbing.

The second incident happened on July 29 when police were flagged down in front of a bar by people saying someone had been stabbed.

The victim was rushed to hospital.

18 year old Kai Keller faces charges with that stabbing.