From the BC Supreme Court

Fax filing rule

Practice direction: August 5, 2004
Issued by Chief Justice Donald I. Brenner

This practice direction replaces the direction issued on June 24, 2003.

On July 1, 2004, the new fax filing rule (Rule 67) was extended to July 2, 2005. It governs how documents may be delivered to the registry by fax for the purposes of filing.

As per Rule 67(3)(a), the designated fax numbers for the registries to which Rule 67 applies are as follows: Chilliwack (604 795-8397); Cranbrook (250 426-1498); Dawson Creek (250 784-2218); Kamloops (250 828-4345); Kelowna (250 979-6768); Nelson (250 354-6133); Penticton (250 492-1290); Prince George (250 614-7923); Rossland (250 362-7321); Salmon Arm (250 833-7401); Smithers (250 847-7344); Terrace (250 638-2143); Vernon (250 549-5461) and Williams Lake (250 398-4264).

Time limits for the service of jury notices

The Rules Revision Committee has issued a notice to the profession on whether there is a need for changes to the time limits for the service of jury notices and applications to strike under Rule 39(26) and (27).

For a copy of the notice, please visit the Supreme Court section of the superior courts website at www.courts.gov.bc.ca.