Nathan Caddell

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Nov 30, 2021
Vancouver-based transportation startup Spare keeps rolling with Series A funding round

When Kristoffer Vik Hansen, Josh Andrews and Alexey Indeev met 10 years ago at UBC, they set out on a fairly ambitious venture. “We were trying to be the first team in the world that could cross the Atlantic Ocean with a fully autonomous self-driving...

Nov 30, 2021
After a year and a half, Vancouver’s Opus Hotel is back in business with a fresh face at the helm

It’s no exaggeration when Sarah Vallely says she grew up in hotels. Her father, Stephen Peters, has worked across the globe for a laundry list of the world’s top hoteliers. That meant stints in Athens, Milan, Rome, Singapore and China...

Nov 26, 2021
Big Fat Deal: $17 million nets you this bizarro Shaughnessy tennis facility

Address: 1462 Connaught Drive Price: $16,800,000 Listing: R2632327 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 9,247 sq ft house on half an acre in Shaughnessy The bling: No, the outside of 1462 Connaught Drive wasn’t plucked from the rejected location shoots of Stranger Things Season 4, as...

Nov 25, 2021
Vancouver’s Train Fitness is using AI to transform your workout

There are a lot of reasons one might move to Vancouver from Toronto. But for Andrew Just and Antoine Neidecker, COVID was the breaking point. The pair, who met at McGill University, had come up with the idea to launch an...

Nov 16, 2021
Cool B.C. company you (probably) haven’t heard of: Sherpas Cinema flies all over the place

When Dave Mossop, Eric Crosland and Malcolm Sangster were in high school in Calgary, the mountain-loving teens lost four of their peers and friends in an avalanche. “We were all 17 years old,” Mossop recalls. “It was something that bonded us...

Nov 12, 2021
Voting Lessons: Some B.C. takeaways from a very boring federal election

With 12.4 percent, B.C. had the third-highest proportion of Green Party voters in 2019, trailing only New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The 2021 share was still higher than the national average but plunged to 5.3 percent (second to PEI).

Nov 10, 2021
How Dave Brimacombe went from building military airplanes to running a distillery

Everyone talks about pivots these days, but Dave Brimacombe probably has most of them beat. Brimacombe served in the Canadian military for 14 years—six as a combat engineer pulling mines out of the ground in cities across the world and...

Nov 5, 2021
How the pandemic compelled Kafka’s to count its beans and roast them, too

It probably all seemed a little too perfect for Aaron Kafka. A few years ago, the Vancouver entrepreneur got an email from office space giant Regus about opening a third café in Gastown. Kafka was already operating two eponymous locations—on Main Street and Great Northern Way—but he...

Nov 4, 2021
5 Questions: TransLink’s new CEO Kevin Quinn has optimism among the challenges

1. You took over as head of TransLink in July after coming over from Maryland Transit. How has the adjustment been? It’s been a really smooth adjustment, honestly. TransLink is a great organization, and the transit system here is very robust.

Oct 29, 2021
Big Fat Deal: $13 million for a spooky mystery mansion in Shaughnessy

Address: 1678 Somerset Crescent, Vancouver Price: $12,880,000 Listing: R2410683 The skinny: Four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 5,380-square-foot house on a 25,043-square-foot lot The bling: It’s almost Halloween, so we at BFD have an obligation to feature a haunted house of some sort. Although we couldn’t find a home currently for sale in...

Oct 28, 2021
Going On 30: United & Free Skincare puts on a brave face through three-year rebrand

“It’s been sort of a wild ride,” says Brandon Morrison over the phone. Fair enough. The last time we talked, Morrison and I were on the conference floor of a swanky downtown hotel where he was being celebrated as one of BCBusiness’ 2018 30 Under...

Oct 26, 2021
Longtime Burnaby activist Mark Angelo goes back to basics with The Little Creek That Could

Mark Angelo remembers starting work at BCIT several decades ago, in the institution’s early days, and being excited to check out Guichon Creek. The renowned rivers activist eventually chaired the school’s Rivers Institute and founded World Rivers Day—celebrated on the fourth Sunday of every September. But on that...

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