COVID – Use of Masks – Province wide (September 8, 2020) – Due to challenges of social distancing in smaller courthouses, the Use of Masks policy set out in the September 7th notice will apply province wide starting September 10, 2020.
COVID – Use of Masks (September 7, 2020) – Due to a positive test of COVID-19 in the law courts building, starting September 8, 2020 masks will be mandatory in certain areas of the courthouse. Details of these areas and further information can be found in the notice.
Court of Queens Bench Notice
Amendments to the Law Fees and Probate Charge Regulation (322/87 R) have updated the filing fees for documents in the Court of Queen’s Bench Family Division.
Effective immediately, a Notice of Opposition to Variation has a filing fee of $35.00.
The amended regulation also clarifies the fee for filing a Request for Triage Conference as $35.00.
On August 19, 2020, health orders were issued which rated the Prairie Mountain Health Region a Code Orange – or a restricted designation which indicates community transmission of COVID19 is occurring. Given this, the Manitoba Courts are issuing this Notice, now requiring all persons who enter any court facility where a Code Orange is in place to wear a mask. This currently includes only the Prairie Mountain Health Region. Masks may be non-medical masks and will be available as required at all affected court facilities as of Monday August 31, 2020.
Full notice available here.
Court of Queen’s Bench Notice – Masters’ Court: COVID-19 Procedural Update (August 14, 2020)
Masters’ Court – Notice COVID-19 Procedural Update (August 14, 2020)
This notice modifies the May 11th notice with the resumption of Maintenance Enforcement dockets. Debtors scheduled to appear on or after September 8, 2020 are required to attend court in person, or their legal counsel.
Safety procedures are detailed attached to this notice.
Provincial Court of Manitoba: Access to Winnipeg Remand Centre
Access to Winnipeg Remand Centre (August 18, 2020)
With ongoing difficulties counsel has accessing their clients, the WRC is again permitting counsel to attend in person as of Wednesday August 19, 2020.
Counsel can still contact their clients by telephone and LVI. Additional directions and safety procedures are detailed in the notice.
For all notices and directions related to Covid-19, click here.