Court hearing for wealthy B.C. couple accused of jumping vaccine queue in the Yukon

A wealthy Vancouver couple, accused of jumping the queue to get their COVID-19 vaccine, is expected in court Wednesday. Rod and Ekaterina Baker were due in court Tuesday in the … Read More

Wealthy B.C. couple who jumped COVID vaccine queue in the Yukon plead guilty, issued fines

A wealthy Vancouver couple pleaded guilty to jumping the queue to get their COVID-19 vaccine in the Yukon earlier this year. Rod and Ekaterina Baker appeared via video link, entering … Read More

Yukon declares COVID-19 outbreak after 18 active cases announced

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 13, 2021 11:37 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Yukon’s acting chief medical officer … Read More

Yukon allows gatherings of up to 200 amid high COVID-19 vaccination rates

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 21, 2021 9:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Yukon residents can begin gathering … Read More

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

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 … Read More

B.C. couple accused of jumping COVID-19 vaccine in Yukon in court Tuesday

The wealthy Vancouver couple accused of duping their way into getting a COVID vaccine in the Yukon before they were eligible is due back in court Tuesday. A lawyer for … Read More

Coronavirus: Avoiding the COVID-19 slump, Bhangra-style

Even Gurdeep Pandher, the Yukon’s Bhangra-dancing Sikh, has had his off days during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I smile on the camera and all that stuff … but your feet, you … Read More

COMMENTARY: The great Yukon vaccine caper — not exactly the perfect heist

The plan allegedly hatched by the casino mogul and his Russian actress wife wasn’t exactly worthy of Ocean’s Eleven when it comes to felonious sophistication. As alleged, the perfect heist, … Read More

Great Canadian Gaming CEO, wife ticketed after allegedly flying to Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Vancouver couple ticketed for disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jumping the COVID-19 vaccine queue have been identified. Rod Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, … Read More

Great Canadian Gaming CEO, wife ticketed after allegedly flying to Yukon to get COVID-10 vaccine

The Vancouver couple ticketed for disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jumping the COVID-19 vaccine queue have been identified. Rod Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, … Read More

Couple faces charges after flying to Yukon and receiving coronavirus vaccine

A cabinet minister says a couple from outside Yukon travelled to a remote community in the territory this week and received doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Community Services Minister John Streiker … Read More

First shipments of Moderna coronavirus vaccine arrive in Yukon, N.W.T.

Two of Canada’s northern territories have received their first shipments of a vaccine to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, officials confirmed Monday. In a tweet, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said … Read More

Yukon prepares to impose new quarantine rules as local coronavirus cases rise

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 18, 2020 10:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Yukon’s premier says as of … Read More

Yukon reports 1st death related to coronavirus

The first coronavirus-related death in Canada’s North has been recorded in Yukon, health authorities say. The territory’s chief medical officer Dr. Brendan Hanley said in a statement the person died … Read More

Yukon sees 2 new coronavirus infections, bringing total number of cases to 22

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 26, 2020 10:40 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Yukon‘s chief medical health officer … Read More

Yukon reports 3 new coronavirus cases in Watson Lake

WHITEHORSE — Yukon says it has three new cases of COVID-19 with all the infections in Watson Lake. Dr. Brendan Hanley, chief medical officer of health, says the three people … Read More

Yukon’s ‘probable’ coronavirus case came back as negative, officials say

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 14, 2020 4:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Yukon’s top doctor says a … Read More

1 new probable coronavirus case reported in Yukon, linked to travel

A new probable case of the novel coronavirus has been detected in Yukon Territory, health officials say. In a press release issued Saturday evening, the territory’s chief medical health officer, … Read More

Yukon reports first coronavirus case since April

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 7, 2020 8:07 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A Whitehorse resident has tested … Read More

Yukon reports 1 new coronavirus case as resident tests positive outside territory

Another Yukon resident has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total infection rate to 14 people. Yukon’s chief medical health officer Dr. Brendan Hanley says in a news release … Read More

Yukon to ease some coronavirus border restrictions on Wednesday

By Staff The Associated Press Posted June 30, 2020 8:07 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Yukon government is easing … Read More

Coronavirus travel restrictions between Yukon, B.C. to be lifted by July

WHITEHORSE — Travel restrictions will be lifted between Yukon and B.C. after July 1 under the second phase of the territory’s pandemic restart plan. Premier Sandy Silver and chief medical … Read More

Yukon, Northwest Territories begin to ease COVID-19 measures after month of no new cases

Two of Canada’s three territories began the first phases of their economic reopening plans Friday, after a month without reporting any new cases of the novel coronavirus. The Yukon simultaneously … Read More

Coronavirus testing will be expanded after shortfalls revealed: provinces

The shortcomings of Canada’s COVID-19 testing strategy came to the fore Wednesday as Ontario’s premier admitted to “unacceptable” testing rates, Quebec promised to aggressively root out infections in long-term care … Read More

Yukon stations officers at B.C., N.W.T. boundaries in bid to reduce coronavirus spread

Yukon’s government says in a news release that anyone travelling through the territory is required to self-isolate for 14 days.

It says people going through to Alaska or the Northwest Territories are required to complete their transit within 24 hours of their entry.

Coronavirus outbreak: Yukon announces first two cases of COVID-19

Yukon sees its first two COVID-19 cases — a couple who recently visited the U.S.

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 22, 2020 11:39 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Yukon’s chief medical health officer … Read More

No coronavirus cases have been reported in the territories. Experts hope it stays that way

All 10 Canadian provinces have reported at least one case of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total past 1,000 confirmed cases as of Friday. So far, none of the … Read More

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