As of May 26, 2020, parties not appearing in person before the Supreme Court as a result of measures put in place during the public health emergency are required to file their affidavits of service or delivery and may do so by e-filing.
Supreme Court requires affidavit of service/delivery to be filedDate:May 26, 2020
Provincial Court to resume in-person hearings of certain priority mattersDate:May 26, 2020
Beginning June, in-person hearings will resume for priority matters in 6 courthouses across the province. The number of courthouses with in-person hearings will increase on June 15, 2020.
Patio, service area expansions support safe reopeningDate:May 22, 2020
Restaurants will be allowed to temporarily expand patios to allow for physical distancing.
Remote execution of legal documents allowed during pandemicDate:May 22, 2020
New Emergency order means documents like wills can be executed without the usual “in person” requirements. The order is effective as of May 19, 2020.
“Returning to Work During the Pandemic” webinar: May 20, 2020Date:May 19, 2020
A free, 25 minute webinar with employment lawyers to answer common questions about returning to work. From 12pm to 12:45pm, May 20, 2020.
Canada-U.S. border to remain closed for another monthDate:May 19, 2020
The Canada-US border will remain closed for at least another 30 days.
You can take the BC COVID-19 SurveyDate:May 19, 2020
How has COVID-19 affected your life, your family and your future? Complete the B.C. COVID-19 survey before May 31st to help inform the government's response to the pandemic and ensure British Columbians have the resources and information they need.
B.C. announces part-time, voluntary return to school June 1Date:May 15, 2020
B.C. Premier John Horgan says some children will start to return to classrooms on a part-time, voluntary basis beginning June 1.
The public can now watch Court of Appeal hearings over ZoomDate:May 15, 2020
Starting Friday May 15, 2020, you’ll be able to watch live Court of Appeal hearings that are now taking place over Zoom. See Updated Notice to the PublicRegarding Access to Court Proceedings During the COVID-19 Pandemic for instructions on how to view the hearings.
Students can apply for COVID-19 emergency aid beginning FridayDate:May 14, 2020
Students who saw their job prospects dry up because of the pandemic are eligible for $1,250 a month from May through August. The benefit also is available to students who have jobs but are making less than $1,000 a month.