portion of Part XXVII that deals with “Summary Appeal on Transcript or Agreed Statement of Facts”.
 The dispositive authority of the “appeal court” as defined
in s. 829(1) of the Criminal Code for appeals taken under
s. 830(1) is in s. 834(1), which provides:
834(1) When a notice of appeal is filed pursuant to section 830, the appeal
court shall hear and determine the grounds of appeal and may
(a) affirm, reverse or modify the conviction, judgment, verdict or other
final order or determination, or
(b) remit the matter to the summary conviction court with the opinion
of the appeal court,
and may make any other order in relation to the matter or with respect to
costs that it considers proper.
 In R. v. Bevis,  N.S.J. No. 351, 2000 NSCA 125,
150 C.C.C. (3d) 125, the appellant, convicted of breach of a recog-
nizance in summary conviction proceedings, appealed the sen-
tence imposed upon him to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
As in this province, the definition of “superior court of criminal
jurisdiction” in s. 2 of the Criminal Code and thus for the purpos-
es of appeals under s. 830(1), includes the court of appeal. The
Nova Scotia Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal. The substance
of their reasons for doing so appears in paras. 8-9 of the reasons
given by Hallett J.A.:
The avenue for an appeal from sentence in summary conviction proceedings
is to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in the first instance. Had Parliament
intended that there be an appeal directly to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal
from sentence in a summary conviction proceeding, it would have so provided
in s. 830. The absence from s. 830 of an expressed right to appeal sentence
directly to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal speaks clearly as to Parliament’s
intention. In my opinion, the words “other final order or determination of
a summary conviction court” as they appear in s. 830, read in context, do
not include within their meaning a sentence imposed in a summary convic-
This being a sentence appeal, the appellant ought to have appealed the sentence to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia pursuant to the right he had by
reason of s. 813(a)( ii).
 In this case the notice of appeal to the summary conviction
appeal court does not specify the right of appeal the appellant
invokes. That said, the appeal is against “sentence” and the relief
sought is a variation of the sentence imposed at trial. In these circumstances, we are satisfied that this appeal was taken under the
specific authority of s. 813(a)( ii). It follows that the appeal judge
had the authority to dismiss the appeal or vary the sentence within the limits provided by law, but no authority to remit the matter
to the trial court.