Whitehorse Daily Star

History Archive

May 16, 1968

March 30, 1968

February 28, 1968

February 13, 1967

November 1, 1966

  • The Klondike Defence Force Things had been simmering gently on the back burner for some time as Edmonton and its Exhibition Association gradually assumed more and more Klondike characteristics over the protests of Yukoners, who quite naturally, assumed that the Klondike was legitimately theirs.

October 17, 1966

  • Commissioner Jimmy Smith A 47-year-old businessman and northern of 26 years’ residence, Jimmy Smith was named Commissioner of the Yukon Territory Friday afternoon by Northern Affairs Minister Arthur Laing.

October 11, 1966

  • Half Million Damage As Fire Rages The community was gradually adjusting to the loss of its largest school today, as children were shunted to other classrooms, teachers prepared to double up, clubs found they had no meeting place, and the total loss was checked out by authorities.

September 1, 1966

  • Slip Slidin' Away So you want to move a 210 foot paddle wheeler THROUGH the streets of Whitehorse to a location a quarter mile away, and you want it to arrive in one piece…who you gonna call? KUNZE and OLSON, that's who!

June 1, 1966

  • The Dalton Trail Visitors to the Yukon and Alaska are always interested in the history of the areas through which they travel.

March 23, 1965

  • Bobby Kennedy Climbs Mt. Kennedy Mountain and mountain climbing stories in The STAR have always received prominent coverage. One of the interesting climbs was made by the late U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy in March 1965 when he climbed the Canadian mountain named for his brother President John F. Kennedy.

April 2, 1964

  • DPW takes over highway Hundreds of spectators crowded around the ceremonial grounds Wednesday to witness the official hand-over of the Northwest Highway System to the Department of Public Works from the Canadian Army.

November 8, 1963

  • NSAA Burns The North Star Athletic Association lasted 60 years in Whitehorse, then died November 8, 1963 as it had been created; by an ordinance passed at Yukon Territorial Council session.

April 11, 1963

March 27, 1963

  • Hey, I'm Alive.....Part 2 Part 2 - true story of Ralph Flores and Helen Klaben surviving a plane crash in the yukon wilderness. The date was February 1963 and happened during -40 degree weather.

March 26, 1963

  • Hey, I'm Alive! Part 1 "I opened my eyes and looked outside, Hey I'm alive" I thought. "Well what do you know?" I realized I was sitting in a crashed plane, but I did not understand right away that I had been blacked out for perhaps half an hour. Then before I even looked to see, I felt my left arm was broken.
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