Yukon Nuggets


Other News From 1960

  • Al Oster appears live on WHTV to introduce his new northern songs including the now famous song "Next Boat" which tells about the trials of getting items from the "outside" to the Yukon.
  • In civic elections, Vic Wylie becomes the Mayor of Whitehorse. Aldermen are Clarence Allen, Bill Taylor, Ed Jacobs and Jim Howatt.
  • WHTV moves from second floor of the Whitehorse Inn to more spacious quarters in the basement of the Whitehorse Inn adjoining the bowling alley.
  • Geoff Bidlake retires as Director of Game. Retired RCMP Staff Sergeant RCMP "Fitz" Fitzgerald takes over.
  • Jack McCandless succeeds Rolf Hougen as the President of the Whitehorse Board of Trade.
  • Hougen's Ltd. sells Renault cars that are delivered to the Yukon from France and displays them inside the department store. Hougen's builds a service shop.
  • Bill Sadegrove is appointed to head Hougen owned Whitehorse Plumbing & Heating.
  • Lawyer Ralph E. (Buzz) Hudson joins the Nielsen, Enderton, and McWilliam law firm.
  • Canadian National Telegraph (CNT) builds a land line and starts direct telephone service to Dawson City replacing the wireless telegraph operated by the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals.
  • Erik Nielsen lobbies in Ottawa for Indian Rights equal to other citizens including the right to vote in federal elections.
  • Folk singer Burl Ives visits Dawson City. While there, he buys the Monte Carlo Hotel.
  • Rolf Hougen leads a group to revive the Whitehorse Winter Carnival.
  • Santa Claus arrives at Hougen's downtown store by helicopter that lands at Second and Main.
  • Construction of Hougen's new concrete two story building begins. It is built by John McIssac, with Rensaa Minsos Architects.
  • The Yukon New begins publishing as a weekly newspaper.
  • Marg and Rolf Hougen’s third child Karen is born.