The following notices have been posted by the Provincial court relating to COVID-19:
Notice – Provincial Offences Act proceedings – Update May 19th – Further to the notices of March 16, 2020 and April 15,2020, the Court Office at 373 Broadway will remain closed to the public until July 6, 2020. There will be limited resumptions of services as well as options for remote dealings. Options for dealing with tickets are provided.
Notice – Teleconference Availability in Provincial Court courtrooms (May 26, 2020) – “Further to the notice issued by the Provincial Court on March 23, 2020. The purpose of this practice notice is to reduce the number of people who are attending to the courthouse, including legal counsel.” Instructions for teleconferences are detailed.
Notice – Pre-Trial Coordinator Timelines (May 28, 2020) – “The timelines as set out in the PTC Protocol will continue to apply but the period of time the out of custody dockets and trials were suspended due to COVID-19 will be deducted from the timeline calculation.” “The PTCs may also entertain longer remands within the timelines in order to prevent unnecessary appearances in Court while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.”
Notice – Update to the Judges and Judicial Justice of the Peace Weekend Bail Courts (May 28, 2020) – “Further to the Court’s Notices of April 9, 2020 and May 6, 2020, the weekend Judge’s dockets will be discontinued and therefore no longer sitting effective June 6, 2020.”
For all court notices regarding disruptions caused by COVID-19 see here.
The Provincial Court has also posted a notice regarding Scheduling of Criminal Code Dispositions – “On June 1, 2020, the Provincial Court Disposition Coordinator will assume the scheduling of all Criminal Code dispositions in Winnipeg” “The process currently used to set dispositions with the disposition coordinators will apply to these disposition courts.”
To stay up to date on all Provincial Court notices and directions please see here.