Whitehorse Daily Star

History Archive

April 12, 1962

  • Buried In Trench Two men were buried in a trench yesterday afternoon at the vocational school site when an earth and gravel wall collapsed on them.

March 12, 1962

  • Two planes down Saturday The light planes were brought down late Saturday afternoon by blinding snow that swept the Alaska Highway area north and south of Whitehorse.

February 22, 1962

  • Wolves Attack Horses Wolves, within a few miles of Whitehorse, caused the death of one horse and severely injured a second during the weekend.
  • Start Flats Move Removal of buildings from squatter areas in Whitehorse is to commence at once. Northern affairs and territorial officials made the announcement today.

December 28, 1961

  • Christmas Fire Guts Block An entire city block in downtown Whitehorse lies in a crazy, twisted heap of jagged, ice-covered ruins. It is all that remains of a complex of shops, offices, hotel rooms and apartments.

August 10, 1961

  • Tourist gets two years Trial of U.S. citizen Donald Lawrence Hass in connection with the highway shooting of city accountant Gerry Braden went into its final stages this afternoon.
  • 'Quite mad', judge comment "This is an absolutely incredible case," said Judge Parker in sentencing Donald Hass to two years in jail for the highway shooting of Gerry Braden last week.

August 25, 1960

  • Keno Churns Toward Dawson The paddlewheeler Keno was scheduled to begin churning towards Dawson City on its final voyage at 2 p.m. today. Captain Frank S. Blakely, 72, of British Columbia,

February 10, 1960

February 3, 1960

  • Learn from Sourdoughs: How to start a Yukon car Hugh Williams, genial Coachways man. suggests it's time Yukoners were reminded how to get their cars going in the cold weather. He says the method suggested here is exactly the same as that followed by large transportation companies throughout the North.

July 23, 1959

July 17, 1958

March 27, 1957

  • Yukon Fireweed The Fireweed, the official floral emblem of the Yukon Territory, was chosen by members of the Yukon Territorial Government on March 27, 1957.

September 3, 1956

  • Trapper fought to live though stricken by heart attack A tragic story that carries the reader back to the harsh days of the north has been told surrounding the death of William Couture, 68 year-old trapper, who died in hospital at Dawson a month ago. The story traced first by the Fairbanks News-Miner, tells of an appeal for help sent floating down the Yukon River on a tiny raft - a message that was found too late to save the stricken trapper.

August 4, 1955

  • Tutshi trip hits the spot More than one hundred Whitehorse residents and friends enjoyed a perfect weekend excursion to Ben-My-Chree from Carcross on board the steamer Tutshi last Saturday and Sunday, under the sponsorship of the local branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada.

July 7, 1955

April 23, 1954

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