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About half a million violation tickets are issued every year in BC. The provincial government, in consultation with the Provincial Court, has developed a new online tool to help people in BC decide how to deal with their tickets.
On July 1, the BC government moved to Step 3 of its Restart Plan, lifting some restrictions as the province shifts from COVID-19 infection prevention and exposure control to more general communicable disease prevention measures. Will this shift affect procedures in BC Provincial Court facilities?
On November 25th, 2020, in an online ceremony, the Honourable Steven Point (xwĕ lī qwĕl tĕl), former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and retired Provincial Court Judge, was installed as Chancellor of the University of British Columbia. The virtual event incorporated elements of the traditional in-person ceremony, including an address by the new Chancellor.
Note: Some first appearances in family matters are being conducted by telephone, audio- or video-conference. See Virtual conferences and hearings (by phone or video) for more information.
An incident in childhood launched a life-long ambition for Judge Roger Cutler – one he recently fulfilled! When the judge was 12 years old, he was enjoying his first ever hockey tournament when it was cancelled part way through, after the Zamboni driver crashed into the boards. For some reason, this awakened in the young player a strong desire to drive a Zamboni himself.