2005 News ArchiveCourts of Saskatchewan
Courts of Saskatchewan
2005 News Archive
2005 Court News
On January 1st, 2006, the monetary limit for cases that may be heard by small claims court increases from $5,000 to $10,000. Amendments to The Provincial Court Act establish a Civil Division of Provincial Court to reflect the specialized nature of small claims...
Judge D.J. Kovatch and Judge B. G. Morgan have been appointed to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan in Moose Jaw and Melfort, respectively. - Read the News Release
Judge T.W. Ferris has published a book on sentencing entitled, Sentencing - Practical Approaches. It is now available from LexisNexis Canada (ISBN: 0 433 45020-7). The book explains how sentencing works in practice and includes solutions to common sentencing problems.
The Honourable R. D. Laing has been appointed Chief Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench. Chief Justice Laing has served as a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan since 1994. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of...
The Honourable Thomas Clarkson Wakeling passed away in Regina on November 19, 2005. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 1984, a position he held until his retirement at the age of 75 in 1999. - Read the Notice
The Honourable J. E. McMurtry, N. G. Gabrielson and R. C. Mills have been appointed judges of the Court of Queen's Bench. - Read the News Release
Maskeko-sakahikanihk: 100 Years for a Saskatchewan First Nation, by M.E. Turpel-Lafond was nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award in the First Peoples publishing category. This is not the first time a Provincial Court Judge has been nominated for a Saskatchewan Book...
The Honourable Russell Lawrence Brownridge passed away at the age of 90 on 3 November 2005. He was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench in 1959 and to the Court of Appeal in 1961. He retired from the Court in 1988. - Read the Notice
The Honourable Judge M. E. Turpel-Lafond is the recipient of an honorary degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. - Read Additional Information
The Honourable Daniel B. Konkin has been appointed a judge of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench. - [Linked announcement unavailable.]
The Honourable Gene Anne Smith has been appointed a judge of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. - [Linked announcement unavailable.]
Grant M. Currie has been appointed a judge of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench. - [Linked announcement unavailable.]