The Court of King’s Bench judicial centre and registry office will be re-opening in Weyburn next week. The provincial government announced Friday morning that the offices will open up Monday.  

"This re-opening is important for the Weyburn area, to improve access to justice and provide direct, personal contact for community members with court workers,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Bronwyn Eyre said in a written statement. “It will also reduce travel time for those attending court and ensure that local criminal and civil matters are handled efficiently.” 

The office for the judicial centre will be open from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will be staffed by three full-time registry staff, and three full-time deputy sheriffs. The boundaries of the new judicial centre will also be established so jury trials can be held in Weyburn, with a jury pool that can be accessed.  

It was announced in November that the Court of King’s Bench would be re-opening in Weyburn, along with the registry offices. In January 2017, the provincial government had closed the at-the-time Court of Queen’s Bench offices in Weyburn noting a lack of trials held at the Weyburn Courthouse.