Whitehorse Daily Star

History Archive

February 23, 1995

  • Record-setting Turner: 'I owed it to the dogs' FAIRBANKS - It took him 12 tries to do it, but at 4:40 this morning Alaska time, Frank Turner finally won his first Yukon Quest. He did it in record fashion. No other winner has ever turned in the 10-day, 16-hour performance that the 47-year-old Whitehorse resident did.

February 14, 1995

  • Meteorite crashes A meteorite came zooming down over the Yukon faster than Cupid's arrow this morning before ending its fall to earth near Atlin,B.C., the Whitehorse weather office reports.

December 24, 1993

May 31, 1993

September 3, 1992

May 4, 1992

  • City Resident Makes Polar History Whitehorse resident Martyn Williams has become the first Canadian to reach both poles of the earth using only skies and a small dog team.

March 4, 1992

  • Murder Suspect continues to elude RCMP The RCMP hope the public will provide the lead they need to find Ronald Jeffrey Bax, wanted in connection with the murder of Krystal Senyk in Carcross on Monday.

March 3, 1992

July 19, 1991

  • Dawson man wins Toughest Man title The Dawson City man who represented Canada in boxing at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia was back in the ring Thursday night in front of 1,200 to 1,500 fans at Takhini Arena.

May 10, 1991

January 3, 1991

January 2, 1991

  • Fire Breaks Out at Saan Store What appears to be a major fire broke out at the Saan clothing store at the corner of Second Avenue and Ogilvie Street at about 12:30 this afternoon.

August 17, 1990

August 15, 1990

July 25, 1990

  • Heritage branch workers reeling at Tutshi's loss It’s a “black day” for the Yukon as people throughout the territory today mourn the loss of an irreplaceable piece of their history after the 73-year-old sternwheeler Tutshi burned to the ground early this morning in Carcross.
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