Yukon Nuggets


Other News From 1965

  • On February 25th, the annual Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous is underway. Stephen Frost and Constable Royce Bates from Old Crow are among the dog team competitors. Whitehorse Mayor, Ed Jacobs, presented Wilfred Charlie of Carmacks with this year's trophy. Donna Bigham of Skagway is crowned Queen.
  • Andrew Snaddon, editor of the Edmonton journal has donated a trophy, "The Babe Southwick Memorial" in honour of Babe "for her great spirit and high reputation." Peter Hudson, chairman of the Rendezvous, made the announcement. Popular local dog musher, Babe had died of a heart attack after completing a race during the Rendezvous.
  • Hougen's Limited with the slogan "Built on Service" offers a Yukon wide shopping service. Yukoners could phone the personal shopper for anything whether sold by Hougen's or not. Springbox Aluminum Boats, Honda Motorcycles, Mercury Outboard and Ski-doo's are sold in Hougen's sporting goods department. Hougens sells Bernini Sewing Machines and Electrohome Organs at their furniture location on Main Street next to Yukon Rexall Drug Store.
  • The trial of Bill Grant, former Yukon Indian Superintendant, on charges of misdirecting funds from one category to housing for First Nation citizens, continues before Magistrate Williams Trainor.
  • A banquet celebrating fifty years since the founding of Kiwanis was chaired by President Bob Choate, who succeeded Frank Graham. Jim Gentleman is district governor. Charlie Taylor, a director since 1946, attended.
  • Dr. Jack Hibbard, President of the Yukon Progressive Conservative Association, will fly to Ottawa to join Rolf Hougen, who will fly from Banff where he is attending a six-week advanced management course. He is a national director of the Progressive Conservative Party. Margaret, President of the Young Conservatives, will meet him in Ottawa. The Yukon delegates are attending in support of John Diefenbaker.
  • Brigadier Herb Love, former commander of the Northwest Highway System, has been appointed Director of the Arctic Institute of North America.
  • Steve Henke's Auto Body Shop is destroyed by fire. He plans to rebuild.
  • Ron Connelly of Connelly Dawson Airways buys Yukon Flying Services from Lloyd Romfo. Fourteen aircraft will be available in the Yukon.
  • Inspector Joe Vachon, RCMP, is transferred to Calgary. He is succeeded by Lou Pantry.
  • Commissioner Gordon Cameron presided at the opening of the 21st Territorial Council session. Speaker George Shaw, of Dawson City, Ken Thompson, Bert Boyd, Bob McKinnon, Fred Southam, Don Taylor and John Watt in attendance.
  • Royal Canadian Legion's second charter flight from Whitehorse to Gatwick sees 88 Yukoners holidaying in Europe via a Wardair aircraft.
  • Leo Proctor auctions off his construction equipment worth one million dollars.
  • Tenders have been called for a new medium security jail on Range Road.
  • Ron Connelly announces consolidation of Connelly-Dawson Airways, Whitehorse Flying Services and Range Airways of Calgary into a new company "Great Northern Airways." Norm Keglovic, Gordon Bartsch are part of the management team.
  • Al Pike, General Manager of United Keno Mines, Elsa, retires to Salt Springs Island after eleven years in the Yukon. He is succeeded by D.R. Delaport.
  • Grant McConachie, who built Canadian Pacific Airlines into an International Carrier, died suddenly at age 56.
  • Wally Byam Caravan, consisting of one hundred airstream trailers, travel the Alaska Highway.
  • White Pass sells their bus line to Canadian Coachways.
  • Bishop Coudert, age 70, dies in Rome while attending an ecumenical council.
  • The Hougen Santa train once again carries hundreds of youngsters to meet Santa at McRae and ride back to Whitehorse with him.
  • Dr. Jack Hibberd leaves the Yukon after six years of practice.
  • The Yukon Research and Development Institute announces a Yukon survey of Government Revenues and Expenditures.
  • Marg and Rolf Hougen’s sixth child Maureen is born. She is their third daughter.
  • Sam McClimon, forty-year’s a Yukoner, sells his theatres to Lawrence Seely and retires to Victoria.
  • Ryders Fuel Service, established in 1900 by Roland Ryder as a wood lot and run by his son George for many years, has been sold to Les Murdoch. Howard Ryder operates the Stratford Hotel and Gordon Ryder operates Builders Supplyland.
  • Jack Hibberd of the Basketball Team "The Capitals" is presented the Hougen Trophy by Rolf Hougen.
  • The Co-op Grocery Store at Second and Lowe, in a building owned by Phil Storer, was damaged by fire.
  • Pilot Lloyd Ryder flew Dr. Rennie Helm to Aishihik to attend to the birth of a son of Elizabeth Albrech, wife of the D.O.T. radio operator stationed there.