Whitehorse Daily Star

History Archive

December 2, 1996

  • Klassen gets five years for manslaughter A jealous husband who strangled his wife with his own two hands and a ligature was convicted over the weekend of manslaughter and sentenced to five years in prison.
  • 300 plus protest Klassen sentence If mere presence could speak, the gathering at this afternoon's silent protest march of the Ralph Klassen trial could have made for a novel. More than 300 men, women and youths crowded into the foyer of the Andrew Philipsen Law Centre.

July 15, 1996

July 8, 1996

  • Bear Fatally Mauls hiker A woman was mauled to death by a young grizzly bear Friday morning while she and her husband were returning from an overnight trip in Kluane National Park's Slims River Valley.

June 10, 1996

December 4, 1995

  • Collision called Yukon's worst-ever The circumstances surrounding what's being called the Yukon's worst-ever highway tragedy early Friday afternoon remain uncertain today. The accident killed six Carcross residents.

November 1, 1995

  • Susan Klassen was strangled The results from a preliminary autopsy reveal that Susan Catherine Klassen died from strangulation, Whitehorse RCMP reported today.

September 11, 1995

  • Remains of missing youth discovered Human remains found along the Long Lake Road Aug. 15 are those of John Brent Moffatt. The Whitehorse youth mysteriously disappeared from the Klondike Inn nine years ago.

June 29, 1995

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.
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