The newest judge to serve the North Coast was welcomed to the bench on Thursday afternoon in a packed ceremony that included friends, family and colleagues.
Dwight Stewart, who has served three years as Crown Counsel in Prince Rupert but has been practicing law for more than 16 years, was welcomed by provincial Chief Judge T. Crabtree, his former colleagues from the Crown Counsel office, the Law Society of British Columbia, the Haida Restorative Justice Program and several others.
Stewart will serve in the Prince Rupert Courthouse, as well as traveling to Haida Gwaii and helping cover other judicial requirements across Northern B.C. as needed.
Look for more on this story in the Sept. 9 issue of the Northern View.