Vancouver couple sentenced for COVID-19 vaccine queue jumping in small Yukon community

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    A wealthy Vancouver couple pleaded guilty to jumping the queue to get their COVID-19 vaccine in a small Yukon community earlier this year.

    Rod and Ekaterina Baker appeared via video link, entering guilty pleas to two charges each under Yukon’s Civil Emergency Measures Act.

    The court was asking for the maximum fines to be laid in this case. The Bakers were each fined $1,150 – $500 for each charge plus a $75 surcharge. They will not serve any time in jail.

    In January, the Bakers travelled to the remote community of Beaver Creek in a private plane and misrepresented themselves to get their first doses.

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

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