Whitehorse Daily Star

History Archive

July 18, 1990

  • Ice Worms & Blue Snow Whenever there was a lull in local news or the overland telegraph broke down, Star editor "Stroller" White lapsed into memories of the deep south, or "interviews" with local colourful characters whose authenticity was left to the readers imagination.

June 20, 1990

June 16, 1990

June 1, 1990

April 26, 1990

March 27, 1990

  • Alaskan fined $5,000 for exporting Bear Bladders An Alaskan man of Korean descent who pleaded guilty Monday to illegally exporting 58 grizzly and black bear bladders from British Columbia was sentenced in Yukon territorial court to a day in jail and fined $5,000.

March 14, 1990

  • Martha Benjamin: Canadian Champion "Martha beats them all" a STAR headline proclaimed in 1963 when an Old Crow skier and mother of five children became the first Yukoner to win a national skiing title.

February 26, 1990

  • Babe Southwick: Yukon Spirit On February 26, 1965, a well–known Yukoner, Babe Southwick, burst into Whitehorse with her Destruction Bay dog team to enter the Sourdough Rendezvous dog races.

January 5, 1990

  • RCMP Chopper plucks five from lake After drifting for 15 hours on an icy Bennett Lake in temperatures close to -40, five Carcross residents were rescued by an RCMP helicopter Tuesday.

November 3, 1986

  • The Klondike Defence Force The following was originally published in Nov. 1986. The occasion was the transfer to the Yukon Foundation of a $9,000 balance in the 20–year–old Yukon Klondike Defence Fund.

August 15, 1986

  • Homicide. Jury confirms crazy Mike theory A coroner’s jury has concluded Michael Eugene Oros, nicknamed “Crazy Mike” or “Sheslay Free Mike” killed Lischy sometime around August 21, 1981 at Hutsigola Lake, located just south of Teslin Lake, where Lischy had been building a cabin.

August 21, 1985

  • 2 Sisters Slain In Dawson Two sisters between the ages of 40 and 50 were found shot to death on a secluded mining road in the Indian River area about 80 kilometres south of Dawson City.

March 20, 1985

  • Sheslay Free Mike suspected all Michael Oros hated airplanes. He lived with the belief that they sprayed poison on the earth and that some of that poison fell on him and his dogs. He hated the police. They represented the authority that he wanted to escape. He also blamed them for killing two of his dogs.
  • RCMP Dog handler suspect die in shoot-out A reclusive bush man shot an RCMP dog handler dead yesterday before being killed himself by another officer in a brief shoot-out in the remote southern end of Teslin Lake in northern British Columbia.

February 25, 1984

  • 1984 - First Yukon Quest After months of hoping and planning. 26 dog teams charged out of the starting gate in Fairbanks for the first run of the Yukon Quest on February 25, 1984.

August 2, 1982

  • Fire burning out of control The Alaska Highway is open again after being closed for much of the weekend, but firefighters continue to battle a 160,000-hectare blaze that has already engulfed one small community and threatens another.
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