The Government of Saskatchewan officially announced yesterday the reopening of the Court of King's Bench Judicial Centre and Registry office in Weyburn.
"This is an important step to improving efficiency access and speed to justice, and strengthening the court's ability to serve the Weyburn area, which has experienced increasing caseloads," Justice and Attorney General Minister Bronwyn Eyre said. "This will also decrease travel to the Estevan court for citizens, court staff, lawyers, and police officers."
Built in 1928, the landmark became a courthouse in 1929, and it was designated a Heritage site in 1988. However, in 2016 it was transitioned to a circuit point location and was only open one day per week.
Once fully staffed, the Weyburn Courthouse will be operating Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Weyburn residents will be able to access the courthouse to pay fines, and file small claims applications and other court documents.
A total of three registry staff and three deputy sheriffs will be hired on a full-time basis to operate the facility, and the jobs were posted last week following the Throne Speech on the Government of Saskatchewan Job Site.
MLA for Weyburn-Big Muddy, Dustin Duncan said the announcement benefits everyone in our community with enhanced access to court services and generating full-time employment.