The BC Coroners Service has postponed the inquest into the death of Peter John De Groot, in response to the provincial public health measures currently in place to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The inquest was scheduled to begin on May 19, 2020, at the Rossland Courthouse.
The BC Coroners Service will reschedule the inquest once all COVID-19 public health measures are no longer required.
The decision to postpone the inquest is in line with the Supreme Court of British Columbia’s approach to COVID-19. As part of the court’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the chief justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia has ordered the closure of all courthouses and suspension of all regular operations, effective immediately, until further notice. All regular hearings are adjourned. Further details concerning urgent and emergency matters, and the running of timelines, will follow shortly.
For further information, visit: https://www.bccourts.ca