B.C. couple accused of jumping COVID-19 vaccine queue in Yukon back in court May 18

The case of the wealthy Vancouver couple accused of duping their way into vaccine doses in the Yukon has been put over for a couple of weeks.

The wealthy Vancouver couple accused of duping their way into getting a COVID vaccine in the Yukon before they were eligible were due back in court Tuesday.

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

However, the matter has now been adjourned until 2 p.m. on May 18.

In January, the Bakers allegedly 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.

Rod Baker also subsequently stepped down as president and chief executive of Great Canadian Gaming.

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The White River First Nation has said the Bakers have never apologized or tried to make amends for endangering the community.

Nothing has been proven in court, but they could serve up to six months in jail if convicted.

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

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