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Danny Macdonald

Danny Macdonald

Danny Macdonald is the Editor of What's Up Yukon.  He is a lifelong Yukoner who is active in sports, community organizations and Yukon's events scene.


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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Chad Thomas, manager of the XY Charlie Crew, is leading the development of top-level wildland fire professionals in the Yukon, for First Nations. Wildland fire management is an important part of our public safety services in the territory, and... more

Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Since 2008, over 10-million people across the globe have been part of an art project that placed 1,890 street pianos at 75 installations in 60 cities, including the likes of New York, London, Tokyo and Sao Paulo. The creation of British artist... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Frantic Follies Vaudeville Show was a staple for Yukoners and visitors alike for 47 years, bringing gold-rush themed vaudeville performances to the stage. Last year, owner Grant Simpson lowered the curtain on the show and it appeared that it... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

Need help on who to cheer, who to watch and what will happen? We’ve got you covered! more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: courtesy of 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol

Members of the Haines Junction Junior Canadian Rangers (JCR) attended the annual JCR National Marksmanship Championship in St. Catharines, Ontario, in early May. In total, 63 rangers from across the country competed in the event held at the... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Eli Pasquale

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) regional branch, Flight 106, is holding a free kids event on May 26 at the same time that the Yukon Transportation Museum and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Yukon are hosting the annual Spring Warm Up... more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Alex Jegier

The Yukon Arts Centre and Paradise Music Festival are partnering to bring a new spring concert series to the Whitehorse Wharf on Front Street at the end of Main. Beginning on May 31 at 5 p.m., guest DJs will perform, providing a summer dance floor... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Fireweed Community Market Society

The Fireweed Community Market launched the 2018 season on Thursday May 17 at Shipyards Park. The long-running community farmers market has grown over the years into a destination event each week, as a multitude of local farmers, vendors and... more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

For 22 years and going strong, LePage Park has become a hub for arts and culture during the summer months. The new season of Arts in the Park launches on May 22 with a free barbecue. It will be a family affair, as visual artist Jona Barr, who will... more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

When Bailey Rumbolt first arrived at the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY) in 2015, she would never have guessed that it would lead her to big changes in her life. A shy youth lacking confidence, Rumbolt’s first visits were limited to hanging... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Many Yukoners will have seen members of the Company of the White Wolf at events around the territory. It’s hard to miss grown men and women dressed in full medieval combat armour, striking each other with swords and axes... more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Sydney Oland

What’s Up Yukon’s weekly recipe developer, Sydney Oland, has a passion for food and creating new recipes. In addition to her weekly column, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and her thesis has a working... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The signs of spring are appearing all across the territory and Whitehorse residents will soon see another of those traditional symbols. Between April 16 and 19, local residents will discover reusable green bags appearing on their front porches... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: John Alderson - Bicycle Ride Productions

The Yukon Chamber of Mines has prioritized outreach and community engagement as part of their programming. Heading into its 10th year, the annual Mining and Exploration Camp, which is held during Yukon Mining Week each spring, is one of two major... more

Family and Health

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Kim Hart has spent 10 years shaping young Yukoners into polished performers and also building an appreciation for their community. As the music teacher at Vanier Catholic Secondary School, she teaches the Vanier Junior Jazz Band program that... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: courtesy of the Playwrights Guild of Canada

On a dream and a successful grant, Monique Renaud will visit Whitehorse for the first time to co-host the first Yukon Playwright’s Conference this Saturday at the Old Fire Hall. Renaud is the Public Relations Manager at the Playwrights Guild of... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

The big “C”. Cancer. It’s a diagnosis that rocks you to your core. Earlier this year, a close friend of mine was handed that news and it definitely shatters any delusions of health and normalcy. And that’s because we tend to focus on the most... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-04-04, Image: courtesy of First Light Image Festival

It’s springtime in the Yukon and our days are getting longer, Yukoners are preparing for the summer season and imagining new ways to tackle and explore our beautiful territory. According to Executive Director Matt Jacques, the First Light Image... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Travis Milos is a busy man, hard at work and passionate when you speak to him. The energy behind those two traits is evident as he tells the story of his busy past few years building Big Bear Donair and Liquor and, later, Whiskey Jacks Pub and... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Pixabay

Spring. Daylight. Forward. Change. These words all individually invoke positivity and renewal. They remind us of the potential of bettering ourselves and opportunities to seize life to the fullest. I think that’s why some marketing masochist... more

Yukon Lifestyle