Pier park fire smoke closes New West courthouse

The poor air quality from the Westminster Pier Park fire has shut down schools across the city.

Now it’s shut down the local courthouse.

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“Due to the fire at the New Westminster pier and the impact on air quality at the courthouse, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has directed that the Supreme Court registry at New Westminster Law Courts has been closed for today, September 14, 2020,” reads a statement. “All Supreme Court proceedings scheduled for hearing at New Westminster today have been adjourned.”

If you have an appearance scheduled in New Westminster Monday and require further information, you are encouraged to contact Supreme Court Scheduling at 604-660-8551. 

The Supreme Court is co-located with the Provincial Court in New Westminster.

This situation is being monitored and daily updates will be posted on the Supreme Court website.    

 

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