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    Local Man Charged with Uttering Threats

    Daniel MacKenzie prepares for his presentation to city council on behalf of Free the Beat

    A Whitehorse resident is the accused in a series of harassment charges.

    Daniel MacKenzie, who in part founded Free the Beat foundation and a safe ride home program called "We're Here to Help", has been arrested.

    MacKenzie, 27, of Whitehorse is now facing criminal charges, unrelated to his work with the not-for-profit foundation, of harassment and uttering threats to multiple people.

    He was arrested on Dec 29th and made his first appearance in court on Dec 31.

    A publication ban on the details of the case has been ordered at his bail hearing on Jan 3rd, at which, he was released on 16 conditions.

    Conditions include a curfew at the home of his assurity and a short list of no-contact orders.

    He has also been restricted from the use or possession of firearms and banned from the consumption of alcohol and controlled substances.

    He is facing a charge of uttering threats to a different accuser and yet another charge of uttering death threats to employees after entering a Yukon Government run facility.

    MacKenzie has been in the spotlight since October while attempting to get his safe ride home program off the ground.

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