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Posted to: Judges | 12/07/2022

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) awarded Judge Thomas Gove (retired) an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at its 2022 Spring Convocation in June. The reward recognizes his “outstanding and sustained contributions to justice, public safety and service” during a 47-year career as a lawyer and judge.

Posted to: Court | 28/06/2022

Public Service Week, celebrated annually the third week of June, was established in 1992 as an opportunity to recognize and thank BC Public Service employees. It was the perfect time for the Court to pay tribute to Mike Smith, whose career with the BC government has spanned 50 years, over 30 of those with the Provincial Court.

Posted to: Court, Other Topics | 21/06/2022

On June 2, 2022, in Port Alberni, a swearing-in ceremony in the BC Provincial Court saw an Indigenous woman judge preside while an Indigenous woman court clerk administered the oath of office to an Indigenous woman justice of the peace.

Posted to: Court | 16/06/2022

While public health measures adopted in BC during the pandemic have been relaxed, COVID-19 remains a communicable disease with potential for serious consequences. On July 18, 2022 the BC Provincial Court’s operations will move from the pandemic response phase of the last two years to a communicable disease phase.

Posted to: Judges, Law | 31/05/2022

The Court’s website offers a wide range of information and tools created by judges to help litigants prepare for and conduct their cases - guides, checklists, and tips to help with family, small claims, criminal, and traffic cases in the Provincial Court of British Columbia.