Ministry of Justice

NEWS AND UPDATEs

May 15, 2015
Lakeland inquest concludes with recommendations
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April 17, 2015
Inquest into deaths in Prince Rupert
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April 16, 2015
BC Coroners Service seeks public assistance with identification
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April 8, 2015
New dates for inquest into death of Gaetan Gilbert Plante
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April 7, 2015
Lakeland inquest to resume May 11
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April 2, 2015
BC Coroners Service seeks public assistance with identification
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Coroners Service

The Coroners Service of British Columbia is responsible for the investigation of all unnatural, sudden and unexpected, unexplained or unattended deaths. It makes recommendations to improve public safety and prevent death in similar circumstances.

The Coroner is responsible for ascertaining the facts surrounding a death and must determine:

  • The identity of the deceased.
  • How, when, where and by what means the deceased died.

The death is then classified as natural, accidental, suicide, homicide or undetermined.

The Coroners Service is a fact-finding, not a fault-finding agency that provides an independent service to the family, community, government agencies and other organizations. The Coroners Act and Regulation governs the coroner's scope of activity.

For more information about the BC Coroners Service and the duties and responsibilities of the Chief Coroner, see the About Us page.