Whitehorse Daily Star

History Archive

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.

October 9, 1979

  • IONE TO QUIT Yukon Commissioner Ione Christensen’s intention to resign was announced today in the legislature by Government Leader Chris Pearson.

May 3, 1979

May 8, 1978

  • Appeal Filed In Rolls Murder Case John Rolls was found guilty of first degree murder in 1978 and was given a life sentence but the conviction was overturned by the Yukon Court of Appeals on the grounds that the presiding judge misdirected the jury.

September 14, 1977

  • Ross River "In Shock" Ross River is "in shock” as a result of the point-blank gun slaying Monday night of prominent Yukon mining man Al Kulan.

September 18, 1974

August 21, 1974

July 26, 1974

June 21, 1974

  • Riverboats Up In Flames Hundreds of people stood on the banks of the Yukon River yesterday morning and cried as the riverboats CASCA and WHITEHORSE were engulfed by flames.

January 27, 1972

July 6, 1969

  • A convicted user talks about Marijuana (In reply to a recent article by Dr. Lyall Black, Zone Director, Northern Health Services, the following letter has been received from Ian Rankin, who was recently convicted on a marijuana charge in the Yukon.)
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