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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: 2019-04-17: PHOTO: Pixabay

Each year, Earth Day focuses on a specific theme to raise awareness of a particular environmental issue we are currently facing. (Last year’s theme encouraged people to make positive changes in their lifestyles by reducing their plastic... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: joannapoe on Foter.com

The Company of the White Wolf is Whitehorse’s medieval combat fighting group, but there is a common misconception that their activities can be classified as live action role-playing, aka LARPing. Live Action Role-Playing involves dressing up in... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: FreeImages.com

Every little bit helps. That’s the philosophy behind Yukon Denim Day and the support that Yukoners Cancer Care Fund provides to individuals affected by cancer. Yukoners can purchase a Denim Day button at participating businesses and know that the... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Two Brewers

Since launching Yukon Brewing, Alan Hansen and Bob Baxter have proven that they know their beer. With the success of Two Brewers whisky over the past few years, they’ve demonstrated to the Canadian marketplace that they know their liquor as well... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Bruce Binder

Junction Arts and Music (JAM) has a big year planned. After 20 years, close to 400 events and more than 17,000 attendees, they have a lot to celebrate. They kicked off their anniversary year in January, with Sarah MacDougall performing in Haines... Read more

Haines Junction

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Peter Jickling has a casualness about him. He sits, relaxed, sipping a beer as he relates the inspiration for his new book of poetry, Downtown Flirt. The book itself reflects a period in his life where he explored moving to Toronto to see what was... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

In the midst of Sourdough Sams, tattoo competitions, and beard and leg hair-growing contests, Yukon kids need a place to call their own during Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. Kidsfest, organized by the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY), is the hub... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Alfred Au is a busy man, with a multitude of messages on his phone to go over, review and keep track of. But that’s to be expected when you’re the president of the Chinese Canadian Association of Yukon, and you’re organizing the local celebration... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

A dark Tuesday evening in early January needs something special to draw Yukoners away from our post-December hibernation. The fourth workshop in an eight-part series hosted by Gordie Tentrees provided just the right comfy, intimate mood that you’d... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Steve Wort

Blink and you might miss it. With top average speeds reaching 121 miles per hour (194.7 km/hour), the fastest riders in the Alcan 200 Road Rally set a blistering pace. You’re not alone in the Yukon if you’ve missed out on this under-the-radar... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Rick Massie

The Filipino Canadian Basketball League Yukon (FCBLY) held their annual kickoff weekend on Saturday, November 17 and the highly anticipated event filled F.H. Collins gym for the weekend. The FCBLY president, Joselito Tobias, has been involved in... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Denis McCrae saw an advertisement asking for volunteers at the Thomson Centre, about two years ago, and thought to himself, I have some time to spare, I can do that. He wasn’t quite certain what he was getting into, but McCrae is glad he did. It... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

After almost nine months on the job, the Honourable Angélique Bernard is loving her new role as the Commissioner of Yukon. That time has been mostly spent meeting people and educating them on the role of the Commissioner. Bernard notes that the... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Comic Culture Society

The second annual Geek the Halls craft fair is a different affair than the larger, more established craft fairs. But the vendors participating are a different sort of crafters and artists than the traditional Yukon crafters... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s important to reflect each November 11th and remember those young men and women who gave their lives on behalf of their country. As time moves on, it’s important that our memories of what happened and our commitment to end conflict both remain... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: courtesy of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce

The origin of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Yukoner Appreciation Day begins with the Customer Appreciation Night hosted by the Hougen’s Group of Companies at their Main St. department store, decades ago... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Courtesy of Kimberley Crawford

On October 9, Whitehorse fantasy artist Kimberley Crawford launched her new project, Unspoken Gods. The project reflects her own creations and will focus on large visual-art pieces that tell stories. The new project is a big step for Crawford... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin’s life has been blessed with music and he’s had the chance to explore it with long-time The Tea Party bandmates Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood. Martin’s solo concert on October 20 will be the first time that his unique music has been... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

Upper Tanana artist Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé has teamed up with Whitehorse-based artist Nicole Bauberger to create a scavenger hunt of installations and events this fall. The artists began collaborating a year ago around the idea that the... Read more

Yukon Arts