Series GR-3637 - Supreme Court civil orders and reasons for judgment

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Supreme Court civil orders and reasons for judgment

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  • 1953-2001 (Creation)

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1.12 m textual records

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The British Columbia government established a Supreme Court registry at Creston, effective October 1, 1951. It was approved by Order-in-Council 1908-1951 dated 1951 August 11. The same order established a County Court registry at Creston for the County of West Kootenay. The Government Sub-Agent at Creston was appointed (1) District Registrar of the Supreme Court, Creston Registry; (2) Registrar of the County Court for the County of West Kootenay, Creston Registry; and, (3) Clerk of the Peace for the County of West Kootenay. (Sources: Orders-in-Council and BC Gazette 1951, p. 2798)

During June and July 2002, Creston operated as a temporary circuit court of Cranbrook. As of 1 August 2002, Creston became a permanent circuit court of Cranbrook. The Cranbrook registry is the successor to the Creston registry.

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The series consists of civil orders and judgments from the Supreme Court of Creston. The records date from 1953 to 2001. Orders and judgments are interfiled, and the series also includes divorces. Although most divorces are interfiled, the series also includes one file of divorce orders that were either removed from their original volumes or were maintained separately.

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Records in containers 830534-0001 to 830534-0005 were transferred from the Ministry of Attorney-General and Minister Responsible for Treaty Negotiations in 2002. Records in container 830534-0006 were transferred from the Ministry of Justice in January 2016.


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Accession number(s) : 83-0534

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