Whitehorse Daily Star

History Archive

February 1, 1999

  • Y2K Scare The Year 2000 Problem, also known as the Millennium Bug or Y2K, lies in the dating method used in virtually every aspect of computing. When the year rolls over at midnight on Dec. 31, many fear that date-sensitive systems will cease functioning.

January 19, 1999

  • Terrible, Terrible Tragedy As Hangar C burned to the ground last night at the Whitehorse airport, Al Kapty, the co-founder of Trans North Helicopters, trembled as he drove up Robert Service Way.

December 1, 1998

  • Inmates enjoy superb view, golf course Victoria - Waiting upstairs for the 47-year-old ex-minister's parole hearing to begin on Wednesday, Brenda McDonald, whose sister Susan was killed by Klassen three years ago, looked out the window and commented on the stunning view.

July 10, 1998

  • Fox Lake Fire “My lease, my cabin, and the logs I hauled all winter are gone,”

June 6, 1998

  • RCMP accident under investigation Two RCMP vehicles have been written off and one officer is in hospital after an accident on the Alaska Highway in Whitehorse Thursday afternoon.

May 21, 1998

  • Cougar attacks man in Kusawa Lake area A Whitehorse man escaped with scrapes and a possible broken jaw after a cougar pounced on him while he was hiking in the Kusawa Lake area last Sunday.

May 13, 1998

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April 9, 1998

  • Missing man rescued After two days of being pinned down by driving snow, Derek Holmes decided last Sunday he would try to compass his way back along the seven kilometres to the Haines Road.

April 7, 1998

  • Ward gets a 4 year sentence James Joe Ward is going to jail for four years. In handing down his decision yesterday, territorial court judge Heino Lilles spoke to the victim’s family, her community, and of a lifestyle he says led to the tragedy.

March 31, 1998

  • Murder in Faro Faro has been badly shaken by the murder Monday night of a young mother in the mining community.
  • Ward trial underway James Joe Ward choked Maranda Shelly Peter three times on the night he killed her in the basement of his Riverdale house.

March 6, 1998

August 11, 1997

  • Massive Grizzly shot in Porter Creek A large grizzly bear was shot in Porter Creek early this morning - and wildlife officials believe it’s the bear that’s been the centre of concern recently.

June 27, 1997

  • Klassen appeal dismissed An appeal of Ralph Klassen’s five-year prison sentence for strangling his wife in a fit of rage was dismissed today by three B.C.-Yukon Appeal Court justices.
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