Canadian casino boss quits after flying to indigenous outpost for Covid vaccine

Tuesday 26th January 2021

A wealthy Canadian casino boss has resigned after he and his wife were charged with breaking coronavirus restrictions to receive vaccine doses meant for the vulnerable inhabitants of a remote community.

Rod Baker, 55, and Ekaterina Baker, 32, an aspiring actress, allegedly flew from their home city of Vancouver to Whitehorse then chartered a plane to travel deeper into the Yukon territory, a sparsely populated region in northwest Canada with a high proportion of indigenous people. Government data indicates that vaccinations are happening at a faster rate there than the rest of the country.

They arrived on Thursday in Beaver Creek, where a mobile vaccination team was administering Moderna's Covid-19 jabs to an isolated community of about 100 people, including members of the White River

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