BC couple charged with skipping COVID-19 vaccine in Yukon in court on Tuesday – fr

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BC couple charged with skipping COVID-19 vaccine in Yukon in court on Tuesday – fr


The wealthy Vancouver couple, accused of making a mistake to get a COVID vaccine in the Yukon before being eligible, are due to return to court on Tuesday.

A lawyer for Rod and Ekaterina Baker is scheduled to appear on their behalf in a Whitehorse courtroom.

In January, they reportedly traveled to the remote community of Beaver Creek in a private plane and reported poorly to receive their first doses.

They were said to have ignored the territory’s mandatory 14-day quarantine rules upon arrival and were ultimately fined $ 575 each and charged under the Yukon Civil Emergency Measures Act.

Rod Baker also later resigned from his role as President and CEO of Great Canadian Gaming.








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The White River First Nation said the Bakers never apologized or tried to be forgiven for putting the community in danger.

Nothing has been proven in court, but they could serve up to six months in prison if found guilty.

The BC government has also confirmed that the Bakers will not be eligible for the second dose of the vaccine until August.


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