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Charges laid against Whitehorse man

Daniel MacKenzie at the December 3rd meeting of Whitehorse city council. Photo: Tim Kucharuk/CKRW.

Daniel MacKenzie, who tried to start a Safe Ride Home program late last year, is facing a total of four charges of harassment and uttering threats.

A Whitehorse man who tried to start a Safe Ride Home program late last year is facing charges of harassment and uttering threats.

Daniel MacKenzie appeared in Territorial Court Thursday afternoon for a bail hearing, as he is facing one charge of harassment, and three of uttering threats causing death or bodily harm in connection with various incidents over the month of December.

He was taken into custody over the holidays.

Details of the case are covered under a publication ban.

MacKenzie was granted bail, and was ordered to remain in Yukon in the custody of his father.

A no-contact order was also issued between himself and a number of people and groups.

His next court appearance was set for January 23rd.

MacKenzie tried to get the program going using an old school bus, which he called the Magic Cool Bus, through his Free the Beat Foundation.

He was forced off the road after not complying with the city's Vehicle for Hire bylaw last month, and a recent request for a business licence was denied.

MacKenzie posted on social media as late as last week, he had to come up with $5,000 to pay off the bus by January 1st or 'it was all over.'

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