COVID-19 Announcements Archive

 

 

  • Location for Edmonton Off-site Criminal Jury Trials - Weeks Commencing April 18 and April 25, 2022

    Apr 8, 2022
    The Bonaventure Centre will not be available for Edmonton criminal jury trials for the weeks of April 18 and April 25, 2022. The Bonaventure Centre will remain the location for any jury selections scheduled to occur during these weeks.
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  • Announcement from Court & Justice Services (CJS) - Email filing in Edmonton and Calgary

    Mar 31, 2022
    Court and Justice Services (CJS) is in the process of transitioning the platforms from which emails are sent and received. With high volumes of email traffic to and from Queen’s Bench Administration, the transition is taking longer than originally anticipated. We ask counsel to please be patient during the transition process, and limit emails sent to qbfiling.edmonton@just.gov.ab.ca and qbfiling.calgary@just.gov.ab.ca to essential emails only, at this time.
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  • COVID-19: Court Schedule for the Week of March 7, 2022

    Mar 2, 2022
    Subject to any issues arising in particular matters between the date of this Announcement and the date of a hearing that may require an adjournment due to COVID issues affecting that particular hearing, the Court Schedule for the week commencing March 7, 2022 will proceed as follows:
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  • COVID-19: Court Schedule for the Week of February 28, 2022

    Feb 23, 2022
    Subject to any issues arising in particular matters between the date of this Announcement and the date of a hearing that may require an adjournment due to COVID issues affecting that particular hearing, the Court Schedule for the week commencing February 28, 2022 will proceed as follows:
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  • COVID-19: Court Schedule for the Week of February 21, 2022

    Feb 16, 2022
    Subject to any issues arising in particular matters between the date of this Announcement and the date of a hearing that may require an adjournment due to COVID issues affecting that particular hearing, the Court Schedule for the week commencing February 21, 2022 will proceed as follows:
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  • COVID-19: Court Schedule for the Week of February 14, 2022

    Feb 9, 2022
    Subject to any issues arising in particular matters between the date of this Announcement and the date of a hearing that may require an adjournment due to COVID issues affecting that particular hearing, the Court Schedule for the week commencing February 14, 2022 will proceed as follows.
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  • COVID-19: Court Schedule for the Week of February 7, 2022

    Feb 2, 2022
    Subject to any issues arising in particular matters between the date of this Announcement and the date of a hearing that may require an adjournment due to COVID issues affecting that particular hearing, the Court Schedule for the week commencing February 7, 2022 will proceed as follows.
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  • COVID-19: Court Schedule for the Week of January 31, 2022

    Jan 26, 2022
    Subject to any issues arising in particular matters between the date of this Announcement and the date of a hearing that may require an adjournment due to COVID issues affecting that particular hearing, the Court Schedule for the week commencing January 31, 2022 will proceed as follows.
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  • COVID-19: COURT SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 24, 2022

    Jan 20, 2022
    Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta Master Order 6, dated December 31, 2021, will expire at the end of Friday, January 21, 2022. Though the Court is faced with significant staff shortages as a result of COVID-19, it has been determined that matters scheduled for the week of January 24, 2022 will proceed as follows.
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  • COVID-19: MASTER ORDER #6 (ENGLISH AND FRENCH)

    Jan 4, 2022
    Per the Court's Announcement of December 31, 2021 regarding additional measures to limit traffic at court facilities, please see the attached Master Order 6, which governs court operations for the period of January 4 to 21, 2022.
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  • COVID-19: ADDITIONAL MEASURES TO LIMIT TRAFFIC AT COURT FACILITIES - effective Jan 4, 2022

    Dec 31, 2021
    Effective January 4, 2022 and for the weeks of January 4, 2022, January 10, 2022, and January 17, 2022, and subject to any further adjustments that may be required, additional measures to limit traffic at court facilities have been put in place. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • COVID-19 Update - All Courts' Vaccination Policies and Access to Courtrooms

    Oct 1, 2021
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Provincial Court of Alberta (the Courts) have a responsibility to provide a safe location for all individuals who voluntarily come to or who are compelled to attend court. The Courts now provide notice that effective November 1, 2021, all Court staff, including clerks and court technology personnel, and Sheriffs must be fully vaccinated to access courtrooms in Alberta courthouses. Full details are included in the attached notice.
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  • COVID-19 - All Courts' Vaccination Policies and Access to Restricted Court Workspaces

    Sep 21, 2021
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Provincial Court of Alberta (the Courts) have a responsibility to provide a safe workspace that protects the health and safety of individuals who work in, visit, or attend the Courts’ workspaces. Accordingly, the Courts have adopted mandatory Vaccination Policies which will be in effect as of Tuesday, September 21, 2021. These Policies apply to all secure areas of courthouses used by judicial officers and certain staff to which public access is restricted. Full details are included in the attached notice.
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  • COVID-19: COURT SCHEDULE FOR THE FALL TERM, 2021

    Sep 1, 2021
    The Court of Queen’s Bench will continue to take a cautious approach to the resumption of operations as they were being conducted prior to March, 2020. With the commencement of the 2021 Fall Term on September 7, 2021, the Court will continue to take steps to minimize traffic at courthouses as much as possible. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Alberta Courts Notice To The Profession & Public: RESTRICTED ACCESS TO COURTHOUSES

    Jun 25, 2021
    Access to all courthouses in Alberta will continue to be restricted, and Mask requirements will continue to apply. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • COVID-19: Court Schedule for the Weeks of May 31, 2021 and Following

    May 28, 2021
    It has been determined that the Court of Queen’s Bench will return to operations as they were being conducted prior to Master Order 5, which expires on May 28, 2021. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Email filing issues in Calgary

    May 20, 2021
    The Court of Queen's Bench is experiencing technical problems with email servers in Calgary. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Upcoming Jury Selection Cancellations

    May 13, 2021
    Due to heightened Covid-19 restrictions, certain upcoming jury selections have been cancelled. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • COVID-19 - Increased Access to Remote and Desk Processes

    May 11, 2021
    Further to the Court's Announcement of May 5, 2021 and its Master Order of May 7, 2021, Counsel and parties should be aware that the Court is directing additional judicial resources to desk applications and remote hearings. Counsel and parties are encouraged to utilize the increased access to remote and desk processes in civil, family, and surrogate matters.
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  • COVID-19: Master Order #5 / COVID-19 - ORDONNANCE DIRECTRICE No 5

    May 7, 2021
    Further to the Court's Announcement of May 5, 2021, the Court is taking additional steps to reduce in-person attendance at courthouses for the period of May 10 to May 28, 2021, per Master Order #5. / À la suite de l'annonce de la Cour faite le 5 mai 2021, la Cour prend des mesures supplémentaires afin de réduire la présence en personne dans les palais de justice pour la période du 10 mai au 28 mai 2021, et ce, conformément à l'ordonnance directrice No 5.
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  • COVID-19: Additional Measures to Limit Traffic at Court Facilities

    May 5, 2021
    On May 4, 2021, the Alberta Government announced Province-wide restrictions to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19. In light of the increasing case counts, rise in variants, the ongoing risk to Justice participants, and the increased difficulties in having counsel, parties and witnesses attend in Court, restrictions are now in place for the weeks of May 10, 2021, May 17, 2021, and May 24, 2021.
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  • COVID-19 - Extension of Measures to Limit Traffic at Court Facilities

    Apr 30, 2021
    With the increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 in the Province of Alberta, the Court is extending and expanding its efforts to minimize traffic at all courthouses.
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  • COVID-19: Extension of Measures to Limit Traffic at Court Facilities

    Apr 9, 2021
    On April 6, 2021, the Province of Alberta and the Chief Medical Officer of Health put in place additional measures to protect the health system and to reduce the rising spread of COVID-19. The Court will hear all matters currently booked, but will continue its efforts to minimize traffic at all courthouses.
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  • COVID-19: Court Schedule Commencing the Week of February 1, 2021

    Jan 29, 2021
    Based on the current state of the pandemic, it has been determined that it is possible to proceed with all matters currently scheduled in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta for the week of February 1, 2021 and subsequent weeks. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • COVID-19: Court Schedule for the Weeks of January 18 and 25, 2021

    Jan 15, 2021
    It has been determined that it is possible to proceed with all matters currently scheduled in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta for the weeks of January 18 and January 25, 2021. Counsel and parties are advised to be aware of the following, in respect of hearings scheduled for those weeks.
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