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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: 2018-04-18, 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: 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: 2018-04-18, 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: 2018-04-11, 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, 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: 2018-04-04, 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: 2018-03-28, 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

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: Elaine Taylor

On Saturday March 3, more than 200 Yukon students gathered at F.H. Collins Secondary School to participate in the territory’s Destination Imagination Yukon Tournament. The program partners with schools to challenge students to use creativity and... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

There comes a point in every man’s life when the no-brainer gifts that you receive at birthdays and Christmas change. I can’t quite pinpoint when that came about for me, but somewhere between completing college and becoming a homeowner, there was... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Whitehorse Dice Knights are providing a haven for roleplaying gamers who are “LFG” – or looking for group – in the Yukon’s capital. The Dice Knights are the brainchild of group organizers Eli Boivin, Siobhan McLeod and Travis Lohner, and they... more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Manu Kegenhoff

The preparation for the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Colour Wars can get pretty messy, but the end result has turned into one of the most anticipated events of the Rendezvous weekend. It is the final event scheduled for Shipyards Park on Sunday and... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Frostbite Music Festival Society

The Frostbite Music Festival returns in 2018 after going on hiatus in 2014, 2015 and 2017. The 2016 Frostbite Music Festival was a scaled down event, with only local musicians participating. This year, on a new date, the festival has embraced the... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Rolf Hougen

Our Yukon heritage is a mix of different traditions and different eras, including First Nations history, gold rush stories, the construction of the Alaska Highway and the evolution to the current day. The Yukon’s magic has captured the imagination... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of BYTE

The annual BYTE Battle of the Bands, which will feature up to 10 groups, has been taking place for over a decade and has teamed up for the second year with Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous as an affiliated event at Shipyards Park. The event takes place on. more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

The Skookum Jim Folklore Show has become an annual tradition that celebrates First Nation traditions, community and culture. The first Folklore Show was organized by the late Doris McLean, an elder and former chief of the Carcross/Tagish First... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Charmaine Cheung

The Chinese New Year is the celebration of the Lunar New Year and considered the beginning of spring. Due to the Chinese calendar’s reliance on the lunisolar cycle, which is based on the exact astronomical observations of the sun's longitude and... more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Yukon businesses have been celebrating Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous with window painting and decorating for decades. The festive atmosphere builds anticipation for the event and helps cultivate the Klondike Gold Rush-era feel around Whitehorse. more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

The 2018 Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) features a strong Indigenous presence in this year’s films – and in the audience, with more than 40 guests attending from Outside. The weeklong event is put together by the Yukon Film Society and will... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Rick Massie

The local hockey team, led by coach Michael Nemeth, is a semi-finalist in the nationwide Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup Competition this year. They’ve qualified by volunteering and giving back to the community and have already won $2,000 for the... more

Making A Difference!