Eric Anderson

Freelance writer

Eric Anderson is the communications leader for Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon and creator of the podcast YXE Underground. He spent nearly eight years with CBC Saskatchewan.

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YXE Underground

Police officer looks to connect with Saskatoon's diverse communities with an empathetic ear

Derek Chesney has spent five years in the Saskatoon Police Service's cultural relations unit, working to forge relationships between the police force and the city’s various communities.

Cancer-informed yoga reconnects mind and body after trauma of treatment

Michael McLachlan vividly remembers the moment he consciously decided to disconnect his mind and his body during his battle against cancer. Luckily, Colleen McBride was there to help put the pieces back together.

'Way less work down the road': Saskatoon program provides autism intervention for kids under 4

Little Tots is an intensive early intervention program for children between 18 and 48 months. It is run by Autism Services of Saskatoon and provides one-on-one therapy for autistic children. It is also the only program of its kind in Saskatchewan.

Veterinary social worker offers help for those who offer help to animals

"I think a lot of veterinarians and animal protection officers will tell you that they don’t have a lot of people that they can talk about their day with," says Erin Wasson, a social worker at the University of Saskatchewan's Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Jessica Fisher brings message that 'however people identify is beautiful' to Sask. schools

Jessica Fisher works with OUTSaskatoon, bringing gender and sexual diversity education to students, teachers and administrators. She does this by explaining the building blocks of identity, what terms like bisexual and transgender mean, and highlighting the negative impacts of homophobia.

Saskatoon's EcoQuest program so much more than outdoor learning

EcoQuest is an experiential outdoor education program that uses nature in place of a classroom setting. For the past 15 years, it has brought Grade 8 students together from across Saskatoon to experience the outdoors and grow their leadership and time-management skills before entering high school.
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Chef committed to improving Saskatoon's culinary scene, from startups to family suppers

Scott Dicks has become an attraction at The Local Kitchen thanks to his culinary teaching skills, but he’s also known for sharing his knowledge and expertise with local businesses to help them grow. He owns Rural Saskatoon, a catering and consulting company that is working with several small businesses in the Riversdale neighbourhood.
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A helping hoof: Horse therapy popular in Saskatoon

Erin McCormick owns Therapeutic Equilibrium Riding. Every week, she teaches 110 children and adults with varying degrees of physical and cognitive challenges using therapeutic horseback riding.

Cheesecake goes from hobby to lifestyle for 306 Cake's Brady Fornwald

Brady Fornwald has no baking or culinary training. What he does have is creativity and an Instagram account that has made him a social media star in Saskatoon.

'It's just phenomenal': Saskatoon program celebrates 50 years helping families

The Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program offers diagnostic and treatment services to newborns and youth up to age 18, as well as different supports for families.
Point of View

Why The Tragically Hip is more than Gord Downie's patriotic lyrics

I am like a lot of people in Canada when I say the first time I heard The Tragically Hip was in a vehicle on a gravel road.

The Strumbellas learning to embrace fame as they play Saskatoon tonight

Jon Hembrey and his band, The Strumbellas, are following the advice of a Canadian music legend when it comes to navigating their new found fame.

Saskatoon costume designer sets mood for J. Caesar with intricate style

For more than 25 years, Beverley Kobelsky has been designing costumes for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. She finds inspiration for her designs in a variety of things. But when it came time to construct the pieces in this year's production of J. Caesar, Kobelsky found ideas closer to home.

Rooftop garden providing food for University of Saskatchewan students

Perched high above the grounds of the University of Saskatchewan, on top of a College of Agriculture building, sits a garden Grant Wood hopes is the start of something big on campus. Wood is an assistant professor of plant sciences at the university and part of a team that's bringing gardening to new heights.

Summer adventures to check out in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan summers are made for exploring. Hiking trails, grid roads and rivers throughout the province can take you to places that will make for lasting memories. The question is, where should you go?