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Saskatchewan converts Lloydminister court to circuit court

Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 9:48 AM | By John Chunn


Provincial court of Saskatchewan Chief Judge Shannon Metivier announced that effective Sept. 1, 2021, Lloydminster will be converted into a circuit court location, to be served from North Battleford.

According to the provincial court’s news release, while the office will close, the court will continue to use the existing courtroom when it sits in the community.

The release added that the change strengthens the court’s capacity in the midwestern area of the province by centralizing judicial resources, which allows for a shared workload and streamlined scheduling and improves the court’s ability to respond to community needs and to decide cases in a timely manner.