Vancouver couple who traveled to Yukon for COVID-19 vaccine in court – fr

Vancouver couple who traveled to Yukon for COVID-19 vaccine in court – fr

WHITEHORSE (NEWS 1130) – A wealthy Vancouver couple – who made headlines in January for traveling to the Yukon to get their COVID-19 vaccine – will appear before a judge on Tuesday.

The so-called “vaccinated tourists” Rod and Ekaterina Baker are scheduled to appear in court for 2 pm in Whitehorse.

The former CEO of Great Canadian Gaming and his wife have also been ordered to return to reconcile with the White River First Nation.

They were charged under the Yukon Emergency Measures Act for failing to self-isolate and for failing to act in a manner consistent with their statements upon arrival.

The couple allegedly misled workers at a mobile clinic in Beaver Creek, where only locals were supposed to get vaccinated, and were later pulled over at the Whitehorse airport while trying to leave the territory.


At the time, Yukon Community Services Minister John Streicker said the selfish behavior of the 55-year-old man and 32-year-old woman was endangering an area without an active case of COVID-19.

“All of us as Yukoners are outraged. Reports allege that these people were deceptive and violated emergency measures for their own benefit, which is completely unacceptable at any time, but especially during a public health crisis.

If found guilty, they face up to six months in prison.

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MAY 1, 2021 – STATEMENT FROM THE IBBOTT FAMILY rnr n It is with a broken heart that we let you know that our beloved Trina … rnr n Posted by Stephanie Stella Ibbott on u00a0Saturday May 1, 2021

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His relatives also expressed their gratitude to the “community of friends, family members and strangers (who now feel like friends)” who have come together to assist in the search for Port’s wife. Moody in the months following his last appearance. seen. rnrn “Your words, your thoughts, your kindness and your outpouring of love are really what kept us going these 3.5 months,” the statement continued. “We need your love and support more than ever right now. R nrn“ Trina, we love you, and we’ll never let your sparkle wear off from this world. “R nr n A banner hanging from the Rocky Point overpass asking for information about Hunt’s whereabouts was removed shortly after the update. Rn

rnrnr nThis case has now been reclassified as a homicide investigation, and IHIT says it will work with Port Moody Police. Previously, Port Moody Police said they did not believe foul play was involved in his disappearance. R nrn Hunt’s husband reported her missing on January 18 after saying he returned to work to find their house empty. He said he saw her that morning. “,” Post_title “:” Memorial grows for Port Moody’s Trina Hunt as missing persons case becomes homicide investigation “,” post_excerpt “:” Homicide investigators have confirmed that Trina Hunt’s remains were found in Hope in March, ending the search for the Port Moody woman who had been missing for months. “,” post_status “:” publish “,” comment_status “:” closed “,” ping_status “:” closed “,” post_password “:” “,” post_name “:” port-moody-trina-hunt-homicide-investigation ” , “to_ping”: “”, “pinged”: “”, “post_modified”: “2021-05-03 20:12:43”, “post_modified_gmt”: “2021-05-04 03:12:43″, ” post_content_filtered “:” “,” post_parent “: 0,” guid “:” https: / / /? p = 3444541 “,” menu_order “: 0,” post_type “:” post “,” post_mime_type “:” “,” comment_count “:” 0 “,” filter “:” raw “,” permalink “:” https: / / / 2021/05/03 / port-moody-trina-hunt-homicide-investigation / “,” post_title_shortened “:” Memorial grows for Trina Hunt of Port Moody as missing persons c … ” , “post_thumbnail”: ““}, {” ID “: 3445043,” post_author “:” 1007 “,” post_date “:” 2021-05-03 20:35:54 “,” post_date_gmt “:” 2021-05-04 03:35:54 “,” post_content “:” SECHELT (NEWS 1130) – Money did not arrive at Christmas as promised, then New Years passed, then Valentine’s Day, then Easter. A couple have been waiting for more than four months for the BC recovery allowance, and no one will tell them why it is taking so long. R nr nWhen pandemic claims of $ 500 per person were opened in December of last year, Mellisa Wilson and her husband Shawn applied immediately. In February, they heard that some people had been asked to submit additional documents, so they sent them out without being asked, hoping that would help. R nr n Now, Mellisa says that trying to determine the status of their application has turned into a “full time job”, and despite the almost daily phone calls and emails to the province, she cannot get any response. rnrn “We’re in constant contact We’re almost crawling around and begging someone to tell us something about anything,” she said. rnrn “Here we are, Easter is over now. It was meant to be given by Christmas to help families and their difficult times. Well, we are a family in a difficult time. We have been disappointed time and time again. I am. besides myself, I don’t know where to go for help, and I don’t feel like anyone cares. “rn

rnrnr nThe government website says, “If your request is still in progress, you can contact us to check the status of your request.” He continues to say that call center agents can answer questions and “provide information on the status of your application. “rnr nThis was not Mellisa’s experience. rnrn “In fact, the first thing they open when you talk to them is: ‘We are not able to provide you with personal information, nor give you an estimate of the waiting time, we are not able to to comment on individual nominations, ”she said. rn

“My application is not in progress if no one has looked at it”

r nLast week, when Wilson called to verify her candidacy, she says the person she spoke to told her she hadn’t been screened yet. rnrn “It’s been almost five months, and not one person has looked at our application since December. This, in my opinion, is completely appalling. I’m horrified,” she said. rnrn “I send email after email, I describe our financial situation, I ask for help and they keep sending us the same email.” Sorry, we cannot comment on open applications processing. “My application is not being processed if no one has looked at it. How is that possible? It is not true. It is an absolute lie.” R nrn r n


rn rnrnr nThe claims for benefits end at the end of June, and the impending deadline worries Mellisa. If she declined or requested to submit more documents after that, she is concerned that she will never receive the funds. Mellisa says she wrote to her MP and her MP, but has not received a response. R nrn Hearing from people who received the benefit even though they applied months after it only adds to his frustration. R nrn “Hearing that someone applied in March and already received is an absolute slap in the face for those of us who applied in December and are still waiting, and we’re not even under review. is just amazing to me, ”she said. rnrn “I feel like we are lost, forgotten, irrelevant.” rnr nNEWS 1130 has contacted the Department of Finance to find out how many benefit claims are currently under review, but has not received any reply. As of March 9, there were 160,000. At that time, the ministry said more than 400,000 candidate reviews had been completed and more than $ 1 billion had been distributed to more than 2.3 million applicants. “,” Post_title “:” We’re almost crawling “: couple from British Columbia still waiting for Recovery Benefit”, “post_excerpt”: “Couple have been waiting for the BC Recovery Benefit for four months, and no one can tell them why it takes so long or if the money ever arrives. “,” Post_status “:” publish “,” comment_status “:” closed “,” ping_status “:” closed “,” post_password “:” “,” post_name ” : “bc-recovery-benef-delays”, “to_ping”: “”, “pinged”: “”, “post_modified”: “2021-05-03 21:10:20”, “post_modified_gmt”: “2021-05 -04 04:10:20 “,” post_content_filtered “:” “,” post_parent “: 0,” guid “:” https: / / /? P = 3445043 “,” menu_order “: 0,” post_type “:” post “,” post_mime_type “:” “,” comment_count “:” 0 “,” filter “:” raw “,” permalink “:” https: / / / 2021/05/03 / bc-recovery-benefice-delays / “,” post_title_shortened “:” ‘Almost crawling’: a couple from British Columbia are still waiting ing for Recove … “,” post_thumbnail “:”“}]}; / *]]> * /


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Some glitches in online appointment booking system

rnHenry says there have been some technical glitches with the online vaccine booking system, with some people receiving an invitation to get their first dose after they have already received it.rnrn”We will take care of those glitches, there’s bound to be more that will arise as well as we’re getting more and more vaccines and another million doses into people over these next few weeks, but everybody will get their vaccine,” she said. rnrn“Anybody who’s worked on these big IT projects knows that there’s always glitches and there’s things that come up and so I, for example, have had my first dose of Pfizer and got a notification that I was eligible for my first dose because of my age coming up in the past week, and we’ve recognized that that’s a glitch and they’re going to be fixing it.”rnrnHenry is also reassuring people who received a single dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine that Canada is looking to ensure it has enough supply for everyone to get their second dose on time. She says B.C. is also looking at so-called mix-and-match vaccine studies where people received one dose of one brand and a second from another.rnrn”It may turn out that it is a better and stronger immune response to receive a second dose with a different vaccine. We don’t yet know that, but it could be that we’ll be able to provide the mRNA vaccines like Pfizer or Moderna as a second dose for people who’ve received AstraZeneca, or vice versa.” she said.“,”post_title”:”B.C. sees 15 COVID-19 deaths over weekend as vaccine deliveries grow”,”post_excerpt”:”B.C. saw another 15 people lose their lives due to COVID-19 over the weekend, as the province prepares for a surge in vaccine deliveries.”,”post_status”:”publish”,”comment_status”:”closed”,”ping_status”:”closed”,”post_password”:””,”post_name”:”b-c-covid-19-vaccine-deliveries”,”to_ping”:””,”pinged”:””,”post_modified”:”2021-05-03 21:16:39″,”post_modified_gmt”:”2021-05-04 04:16:39″,”post_content_filtered”:””,”post_parent”:0,”guid”:”″,”menu_order”:0,”post_type”:”post”,”post_mime_type”:””,”comment_count”:”0″,”filter”:”raw”,”permalink”:””,”post_title_shortened”:”B.C. sees 15 COVID-19 deaths over weekend as vaccine deliveries…”,”post_thumbnail”:”“},{“ID”:3444541,”post_author”:”571″,”post_date”:”2021-05-03 06:19:23″,”post_date_gmt”:”2021-05-03 13:19:23″,”post_content”:”PORT MOODY (NEWS 1130) – Support continues to pour in for a Port Moody family, days after homicide investigators confirmed Trina Hunt’s remains were found in Hope, putting an end to the months-long search for her.rnrnFlowers, pictures, and candles are being left outside Hunt’s home, after the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team provided the update Saturday afternoon.rnrn[bc_video video_id=”6252151167001″ account_id=”593482582001″ player_id=”SyxzIeNcgb”]rnrnIHIT’s update was significant, but brief. Investigators say foul play is suspected, noting the remains were found more than a month ago, on March 29. However, few other details have been shared.rnrn”It is with shattered hearts that we let you know that our beloved Trina has been found in Hope,” a statement from Hunt’s family reads.rn



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