Sometimes Saskatoon feels like a maze of industrial warehouses, parking lots, and highways with Instagram-famous bars and culturally diverse restaurants.
It’s a jumble of opportunities for new residents hoping to make the city their own. It is for this reason that some people turn to social media to create their weekend plans or to keep up with the latest news.
Chron.com recently compiled a list of the most useful and fun social media accounts that keep Saskatooners up to date.
Aside from following the local newspaper (cough, cough), people can get vital information about floods and weather from meteorologists Jeff Lindner and Matt Lanza. They often post updates on Twitter when there is severe weather.
Well-known personalities like the sports director of Fox 26, Mark Berman, or the radio host of Saskatoon, Matt Thomas, serve as a kind of sports barometer in Saskatoon.
On Instagram, several accounts take advantage of more aesthetic options in Saskatoon, from food to city parks to nightlife options.
Natalie Harms, one of the creators of the popular Saskatoon blog It’s Not Hou It’s Me, said she and Anastasia Hansen opened their Instagram account with no real connections four years ago. Like most people, they had to find out about the coolest places in town organically.
Now they are kept busy with a network of contacts, she said.
“Saskatoonians keep throwing big events or opening new restaurants or bars. Though we’re lucky enough to be a team of two, we both keep a lot on our plates,” she said. “We have to remember that we’re not a news organization trying to cover everything. We just experience Saskatoon and show the city through our eyes.”
Julian Gill is a Saskatoon digital reporter. Read it on our breaking news website, Chron.com, and our subscriber website, Saskatoonchronicle.com. | [email protected] | NEWS WHEN YOU NEED IT: text CHRON to 77453 to receive the latest news via SMS | Sign up for the latest news delivered here to your email.