Nathan Caddell

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Sep 21, 2023
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon hits 40 years with no plans of slowing down

The 19th annual A Night to Dream Gala, held in support of Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon last Saturday, was about as fancy as events get. A lovely three-course meal, silent and live auctions, everyone dressed to the 10s—I...

Sep 14, 2023
10 Vancouver International Film Festival movies we'll be lining up for

This year, much of the star power that often gives life to the movie festival circuit in places like Toronto and Telluride has fizzled out, thanks to the Hollywood writers’ and actors’ strikes currently taking place. That’s not necessarily a factor...

Sep 1, 2023
Victoria's Interchange Recycling hits 20 years with new name, advanced scope

David Lawes knows that it’s not always easy to walk the line between the environment and business. The Victoria resident studied both business and environmental science at Royal Roads University and spent almost a decade at the provincial Ministry of Environment...

Aug 31, 2023
5 Questions: BC Hydro CEO Chris O'Riley talks energy transition, reconciliation and Site C's legacy

1. Since starting at BC Hydro as an engineer-in-training over 30 years ago, you’ve spent your entire career with the company or a subsidiary of it. What has kept you on board for so long? I don’t think I intended to...

Aug 29, 2023
Vancouver-based shoemaker Casca Designs sold to apparel company Unity Brands

Joe Mimran isn’t on Dragons’ Den anymore, but that hasn’t stopped him from making deals. The Toronto-based fashion designer and entrepreneur famous for founding the Club Monaco and Joe Fresh Brands recently co-founded Unity Brands and has already scooped up...

Aug 25, 2023
Big Fat Deal: $5.3 million to reward the laziest real estate listing in Vancouver

Address: 5776 Angus Drive Price: $5,299,000 Listing: R2761762 The skinny: Four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,909 sq ft house on 9,017 sq ft in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood. The bling: First, an admission. I’m not one for the fancy, altered and extremely chic-looking photos that often adorn real estate ads. They’re...

Aug 22, 2023
Animoto represents another you-know-what in the wall for Victoria-based Redbrick

Victoria-based Redbrick has come from humble beginnings. Founder and CEO Tobyn Sowden, a UVic grad, started the company as a digital marketing firm in 2011. Eventually, Redbrick focused on building software to help digital entrepreneurs thrive. In 2019, the company set...

Aug 18, 2023
Burnaby entrepreneur and former refugee Ramiz Charagh is washing his way to success

Ramiz Charagh’s family came to Canada as refugees of the Kurdish genocide led by Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein. Charagh’s dad, a well-respected civil engineer at home, found work at a KFC and the family of six settled into a BC...

Aug 15, 2023
Inclusion BC's Karla Verschoor makes the case for embracing Disability Employment Month

It’s almost been a decade since the B.C. government first proclaimed September Disability Employment Month. Karla Verschoor has been with Inclusion BC, a non-profit that advocates for the full inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the province, for...

Aug 9, 2023
Q&A: Konscious Foods founder Yves Potvin thinks plant-based sushi is going to stick

Konscious Foods’ new facility is in Richmond. At least technically. Its product is sushi. At least technically. A stone’s throw from Annacis Island, the plant-based sushi manufacturer’s 34,000 sq ft headquarters is closer to New Westminster or Burnaby than any of...

Aug 8, 2023
How Dan Clermont took Ultimate Tools from a Burnaby laundry room to a seven-figure operation

Dan Clermont calls himself an “accidental entrepreneur.” If only all accidents could be so happy. In 2008, Clermont was a film industry worker with a workshop in the outdoor laundry room in his house. Keeping the area clean was important, so...

Aug 1, 2023
North Vancouver's BCollective Homes is building homes in two days and giving away the recipe

There's no one solution to the Lower Mainland’s housing crisis. Any “solving” of a problem of that complexity takes multiple levels of decision-makers across a broad spectrum of policymaking. But can building a sustainable home in two days help speed up...

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