Ministry of Justice

NEWS AND UPDATEs

September 19, 2014
Inquest announced into death of Victor Crane
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August 21, 2014
BC Coroners Service Seeks Public Assistance to Identify Male
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July 22, 2014
Investigation continues into music festival death
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July 22, 2014
BC Coroners Service seeks public assistance to identify male
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June 26, 2014
New toll-free # for reporting a death as of July 1, 2014
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June 26, 2014
BC Coroners Service releases report on child and youth drowning
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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.