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Criminal records now searchable again online for free

June 14th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Okay, I know many of you urban-planning types don’t really care about whether you can do criminal-record checks until the federal or provincial government introduces new laws regulating crimes against good taste.

But I just had to spread the word about this, because it’s such a useful tool for checking on the records of people in the news, current charges, the status of the cases, what convicted people got in the way of sentences and so on.

For those of you who’ve never used it, go to the B.C. Court Services Online website, which is fairly self-explanatory if you go to the “esearch” section. Please don’t everyone go at once or you’ll crash the system and then they’ll shut it down again.

Now if we only had access to owners of licence plates, all divorce records, the credit card charges of every government employee and other wonderful stuff that other jurisdictions make available.

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