Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Star is one of two newspapers in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.[1] When founded in 1900 it appeared only once a week, and its progress to Monday through Friday publication occurred in fits and starts; it was issued twice a week for a time, and then three times a week in the 1960s and five times a week from around 1980 to 1982. In 1982, the paper changed to publishing three times a week.[2] The paper returned to publishing five times a week in 1985 until 2019. It is presently an afternoon newspaper, usually available after 3 p.m.; its cover price is $1.00.[3]

Whitehorse Star
TypeDaily newspaper
(Monday – Friday)
PublisherJackie Pierce
EditorJim Butler
Headquarters2149 Second Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

The Star's official motto, "Illegitimus non Carborundum", is a Dog Latin aphorism meaning "You mustn't let the bastards grind you down". The motto is incorporated into the newspaper's logo, and is displayed on its website.[4]

Flo Whyard, who has served as the Mayor of Whitehorse, is among the newspaper's former editors.[5] The newspaper has been owned by Jackie Pierce since 2002.


  1. ^ "Whitehorse Star marks 120 years in print, not an issue missed". Ca.style.yahoo.com. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Whitehorse Star cuts print days in anticipation of carbon tax". jsource.ca. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Whitehorse Daily Star won't print daily anymore". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Whitehorse Daily Star: Home". Whitehorse Daily Star. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Whitehorse's Flo Whyard dies". CBC News. 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2012-05-01.

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