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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: 2019-10-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Leslie Leong

The Yukon Arts Centre opened two new exhibitions on Sept. 5. One showcases the work of Advanced Artist Award recipient Lillian Loponen, who visited Finland to create an experiential interpretation of that country’s national epic folklore tale... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: Lilly Milman/Skagway News

Skagway’s Nude and Rude Revue is once again visiting Whitehorse to share its specialized mx of performance art, including variety, vaudeville, burlesque, song and dance. The 12-member group, led by Juneauites Taylor Vidic and Cameron Brockett, is... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-09-18, PHOTO: courtesy of BreakOut West

With the emergence of streaming services, social media and new technology redefining challenges in the musical industry, how does an emerging musician advance their career past the local scene and into touring stardom? That’s the question that... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-09-11, PHOTO: Lindsay Cornell

Adventure therapy is designed to enhance the support work done in the health, mental health, education, justice and related human service fields. Read more

Active & Outdoors Events

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Issue: 2019-09-11, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Yukon Historical and Museums Association (YHMA) wants Yukoners to learn more about the history in their own towns. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-09-11, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Hospital Foundation

This year’s Teddy Bear Clinic will feature some new experiences for children and families. Karen Forward, Yukon Hospital Foundation president, said she and the staff at Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) are looking forward to the event... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2019-09-04, PHOTO: courtesy of Dee Bailey

“Pieces of the Jagged Rocks” by artist Dee Bailey opens Sept. 6 with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Yukon Artists at Work Gallery in Whitehorse. Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2019-08-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Film Society

The Yukon Film Society (YFS) aims to bring limited release theatrical films to local audiences every winter through its Available Light Cinema (ALC) series. On Aug. 26, the society will showcase the films Echo in the Canyon and Yesterday. Read more

Photography - Film

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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: 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: 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: 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: 2019-09-04, PHOTO: courtesy of Rolf Hougen

What do Jack London, Martha Black, Pierre Berton and Ted Harrison have in common? They’ve all been commissioned by Rolf Hougen to be sculpted by Harreson Tanner to populate Whitehorse’s Main Street. This summer, Edith Josie will join them. Read more

Yukon History