Notices from the Court

The Provincial Court has issued three practice directions:

1. The February 9, 2009 direction “Hearing of Bail Applications,” pursuant to section 11 of the Provincial Court Act, replaces one issued March 4, 2005, “Hearing of Bail Applications by the Justice Centre.”

2. February 16, 2009 for the Prince George-Cariboo Northeast District, “Criminal Caseflow Management Rules – Arraignment and Trial Confirmation Hearings and Administrative Court Sittings.”

This direction has two objectives:

  • expand judicial assignments for Judicial Case Managers;
  • enforce compliance with Criminal Caseflow Management Rules.

3. January 5, 2009 for the Williams Lake – Cariboo Northeast District, “Criminal Caseflow Management Rules — Arraignment and Trial Confirmation Hearings, Compliance and Administrative Court Sittings.”

This direction has three objectives:

  • expand judicial assignments for Judicial Case Managers;
  • provide a simplified and efficient means of scheduling breach matters;
  • enforce compliance with Criminal Caseflow Management Rules.

See the court’s website at provincialcourt.bc.ca for the complete text of the practice directions.