Further to the Court Notice of September 11, 2023, court for Oxford House has been held in Thompson.
The facility in the community of Oxford House will be ready for court in December. Court for Oxford House will be returning to the community, commencing with the Judicial Justice of the Peace (JJP) docket on December 8, 2023.
October 20, 2023 – Regional Adult Pre-Trial Coordination Protocol (The Pas) – the Provincial Court of Manitoba is implementing a regional protocol for pre-trial coordination that will apply in the regional judicial centers of Brandon, Dauphin, Portage la Prairie, and The Pas.
The regional protocol is effective November 10, 2023 in the judicial center of The Pas.
Court of King’s Bench
An Act Respecting the Title of “Associate Judge” received royal assent on May 30, 2023. The Bill comes into force on September 27, 2023. The Bill amends The Court of King’s Bench Act to change the designation of judicial officers appointed under Division 2 of Part IV of the Act from “master” to “associate judge”.
In view of the amendments, necessary changes are being made to the Court of King’s Bench Rules, as well as to the website, court forms, and courthouse signage.
With continued difficulties finding adequate facilities for court in the community, court for Oxford House will be held in Thompson.
To accommodate the increased needs of disposition time and Mental Health Court courtroom 306 is now designated a DCD sitting on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Motions will now only be heard on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:00PM in courtroom 306.
Matters from the Provincial Court counter(PCC) will continue to be heard on any 306 2:00PM docket Monday through Friday.
Effective October 5, 2023, Steinbach will begin a Pre-Trial Coordinator Docket (PTC Docket) as a pilot project. It will sit the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month and will be presided over by a Staff Justice of the Peace.
A Judge’s Docket will be held every Friday, where all contested matters, dispositions, trials and preliminary inquiries can be set.
There are additional sittings and changes to Little Grand Rapids and St. Theresa Point, as well as changes to the Pine Falls youth docket.
“Effective immediately and until further notice, due to staff resource shortages the Provincial Court Counter phone will be open during the reduced hours of 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The counter will continue to be open for in-person appearances until 2:00 p.m.”
Effective August 22, 2022, Winnipeg Adult (non domestic) bail court currently held in courtroom 306 will be held in courtroom 302.
Effective the same day, Assignment Court and Specials and D.C.D. Disposition and Motions currently held in courtroom 302 (a.m. and p.m.) will be held in courtroom 306.
Adult domestic bail court will continue to be held in courtroom 304.