02/20/2014 07:18 EST | Updated 04/22/2014 05:59 EDT

Former lieutenant governor returns to bench as provincial court judge

VICTORIA - British Columbia's former lieutenant governor is one of two new judges appointed to the provincial court.

Steven Point will start in his new position in Abbotsford on March 3.

He was first appointed to the provincial court in 1999 but took a leave of absence in 2005 when he was appointed chief commissioner of the B.C. Treaty Process.

Point retired from the bench in 2007 when he became lieutenant governor, a position he held for five years.

Judge Shannon Keyes will be assigned to Prince George and will begin her new duties next Tuesday.

She is leaving her current job as a lawyer for the Criminal Justice Branch, where she has worked for nearly 14 years.