Former newspaper publisher dies

Bob Erlam, former publisher and longtime co-owner of the Whitehorse Star, died in Victoria at age 92, the Canadian Press reports.

Erlam and his wife owned the Star for 35 years before selling the newspaper to the current owner in 2002.

He began working at the paper in the early 60s and took over in 1963 when he “arrived at work one day to find a note from [then publisher] Boyle saying he was now in charge since Boyle wanted to go back to law school.”

He became publisher officially in 1967.