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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: 2019-08-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Skills Canada Alberta

Armed with cardboard, duct tape and your wits, can you get a boat to float? That’s the challenge that Samantha Hand, executive director of Skills Canada Yukon, is issuing to Yukon youth this month. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-07-24, PHOTO: Will Shewen

In an increasingly digital and wired world, the annual Yukon Fish and Game Association (YFGA) camp for Yukon youth is an opportunity to unplug from phones and games, experience the land and reconnect with the natural world. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-07-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Government of Yukon / Robert Postma

A seven-hour drive north of Whitehorse, or one our and 30 minutes north from Dawson City, the Tombstone Interpretive Centre sits as the gateway to one of the Yukon’s most iconic territorial parks. Read more

Active & Outdoors Events

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Issue: 2019-07-03, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Well-Read Books will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year and it’s a labour of love for the partners that own the store, which has established itself as a venue for the arts community. Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Lalithaa Krish

Hello readers, Do you have a tattoo that is important to you? Is it inspired by something or someone in the Yukon? Please submit a highres image of your ink along with a brief explanation of its significance to editor@whatsupyukon.com. Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Steve Wilson

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Krista Prochazka

This Canada Day, Yukoners will celebrate in communities across the territory with traditional activities. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2019-06-19, courtesy of SUPYukon / WUY File Photo

The race roster is set for the 2019 Yukon River Quest (YRQ) and will continue the trend of increasing registrations. This year’s field, as of writing, will feature a record 124 teams with 290 paddlers. Read more

Active & Outdoors Events

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Issue: 2019-06-12, PHOTO: Malkolm Boothroyd

Like another project, Yukon Innovation Prize finalists Cody Reaume and Thomas Jacquin are focused on improving the energy efficiency of Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs.) Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2019-06-12, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Yukon Innovation Prize finalist Michael Gerasimoff wants to help transition heating in the Yukon from fossil fuels to biomass (wood) while maintaining the excellent air quality that is a cherished aspect of living in the North. Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Yukon Innovation Prize finalist Sabrina Clarke was a worm composting novice when she first moved to Montreal. In fact, the city didn’t have a composting program at all and residents had to devise their own solutions. Clarke lucked out by... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

Energy efficiency and well-ventilated healthy air. Yukon Innovation Prize finalist Shane Wolfe is attempting to maximize the potential of heat-recovery ventilation (HRV) units that are integral for those two concepts to co-exist in a building... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

This summer, the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY) will celebrate its 20th year in the territory by expanding activities for kids, as part of its work to engage young members and the community. BGCY has been delivering programs, including the... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-05-01, PHOTO: Carlos Gabriel Morales Toro/Pixabay

May 4 has long, long been, even in countries far, far away, celebrated in geek culture. “May the fourth be with you” has been an inside joke for years. It only seems fitting that Titan Gaming & Collectibles’ Free Comic Book Day concludes an... Read more

Hobbies

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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