October 2019

In this issue

Oct 22, 2019
Young Guns: Annika Lewis returns home to empower Vancouver's tech scene
Nathan Caddell

You know that common trope of a character in a movie or TV show moving back home from the big city and realizing that, actually, they like the small-town charms they find? Well, that’s not exactly Annika Lewis’s life, but there are some parallels. Having earned a BComm at McGill University, the Vancouver native shipped out to Toronto for the Canadian...

Oct 18, 2019
Property Watch: Rental construction resurges in B.C.
Steve Saretsky

As developers struggle with weak condo sales, here come renters to the rescue No matter how old you are, the incredible real estate boom that inflated home prices across B.C. has made housing unaffordable. But few people feel this pressure more acutely than the millennial generation, whose growing desire for mobility and freedom includes opting to rent instead of purchase and saddle themselves...

Oct 18, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wayne Wachell gets into the swing of things
Nathan Caddell

Wayne Wachell got a bit of a late start with the game of tennis, but he’s more than made up for it over the years. The then–University of Alberta student was 20 when he began watching Argentine tennis sensation Guillermo Vilas. “He was kind of like Rafael Nadal back in 1975,” Wachell recalls. “So I picked up a tennis racket...

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