Series GR-2521 - Fernie Supreme Court civil case files

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Fernie Supreme Court civil case files

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  • 1905-1954 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Supreme Court (Fernie)

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6 m of textual records

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In 1905 the British Columbia government established a Supreme Court registry at Fernie, effective 1905 April 1. It was approved and ordered by Order-in-Council 0123-1905, dated 1905 March 7. (Source: Orders-in-Council; British Columbia Gazette 1905, p. 429).

The order also appointed the current Registrar of the County Court to be District Registrar of the Supreme Court.

From June to August 2002, Fernie operated as a temporary circuit court of Cranbrook. It closed again but reopened as a permanent circuit court of Cranbrook on 27 February 2003 with sitting days starting 1 June 2003. The Cranbrook registry is the successor to the Fernie registry.

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The series consists of civil case files from the Fernie Supreme Court from 1905 to 1954 including appeals. The files include County Court and Jury lists from 1930, 1945 and 1946. Civil case files may contain the notice of claim or notice of petition, writs and affidavits, orders and a final judgment.

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Transferred from Ministry of Attorney General, 1983 and 1990.


Probate, divorce and adoption files have been removed from this series and are filed separately.

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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts, and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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See GR-2148 for cause books for these case files.

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Accession number(s): G83-011; G90-050; G90-063

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