B.C. Supreme Court closes due to COVID-19 pandemic

According to the court, further details about urgent and emergency hearings will be announced soon

B.C. Supreme Court has suspended operations until further notice in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The court announced the unprecedented move in a memo posted to its website on Wednesday.

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“As part of the court’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia has ordered the suspension of all regular operations, effective immediately, until further notice,” the memo reads.

“All regular hearings are adjourned.”

According to the court, further details about urgent and emergency hearings will be announced soon.

In Kamloops, B.C. Supreme Court was operating as scheduled on Wednesday morning, prior to the announcement.

Precautionary measures went into effect Wednesday for provincial court limiting access to courtrooms.

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