Nathan Caddell

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Oct 26, 2021
New Trudeau cabinet mostly retains status quo for British Columbians

You know it’s a bit of a boring cabinet announcement when a slight demotion is the headline. That was the case today as the new (old?) minority government under Justin Trudeau announced its cabinet placements for the 44th Parliament. Perhaps unfortunately...

Oct 25, 2021
Going On 30: Brianna Blaney’s newest company pockets big deal

You always hear that in business, failure breeds success. Although the former wasn’t exactly in Brianna Blaney’s nature, it played a key role in her journey. A few years ago, Blaney was profiled in this magazine for her stewardship of Envol Strategies, the recruitment disruptor...

Oct 22, 2021
Two high-powered Vancouver business execs are changing maternity leave with Maturn

Just over a decade ago, Jen Murtagh had what was surely one of the more coveted jobs in her hometown, as marketing manager of Canucks Sports and Entertainment. The team was in the midst of its West Coast Express era...

Oct 19, 2021
New documentary series dives into B.C.’s untold history

Before starting his latest project, Kevin Eastwood thought he was headed for some lighter fare. After all, the writer/director had just finished working on the documentaries After the Sirens and Humboldt: The New Season in consecutive years. So when he took on writing and directing duties on the Knowledge Network limited documentary series British Columbia: An...

Oct 1, 2021
Weekend Warrior: Vancouver city councillor Rebecca Bligh is a stand-up politician

Rebecca Bligh has done triathlons, half marathons and gran fondos. One summer, she did the Grouse Grind 40 times to raise money for a children’s charity. But about five years ago, she found her true athletic passion: paddleboarding. Asked what she...

Sep 24, 2021
Young Guns: Kicking around with Gary Chang, founder of Skye Footwear

Leading a small, burgeoning company that sells luxury products is hardly economic high ground during a pandemic. But Gary Chang still considers himself one of the lucky ones. Because manufacturing was considered an essential service throughout COVID-19, Chang’s shoe business, Skye...

Sep 14, 2021
10 years in, the firsts keep coming for Vancouver music label Monstercat

“I feel good about it,” Mike Darlington says about throwing a massive block party this weekend (Saturday, September 18). Monstercat Compound started five years ago as a bash in the eponymous electronic music label’s Vancouver parking lot. It’s grown into what is essentially...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Judi Hess turbocharged Copperleaf by reinventing its company culture

When Judi Hess joined Copperleaf Technologies as CEO in 2009, the Vancouver-based decision analytics software firm looked very different than it does now. “I always say it was both the worst and best decision of my life,” Hess recalls with...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Rizwan Somji proved that Cymax Group’s business has legs, with help from the pandemic e-commerce boom

Just a few things have happened since Rizwan Somji was appointed CEO of Burnaby-based furniture dropshipper and e-commerce firm Cymax Group in January 2019. Somji, who got the top job after four years with the company in various roles, found...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Ray Castelli built mobile shelter maker Weatherhaven into a big-tent operation

Few elections have changed the fate of Canada like the federal contest of 1993, in which the ruling Progressive Conservative Party recouped only two seats across the entire country. The seeds of change planted then are still evident today, as...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winners: Alison Taylor and Trevor Johnston succeed by helping the helpers

“I think it’s interesting when people ask kids what they want to be when they grow up. Because they know, like, four professions,” Alison Taylor says. “They know what their parents do and what their teacher does and whoever else...

Sep 8, 2021
How Vancouver’s St. Lawrence is innovating both on the menu and off

It didn’t take long for St. Lawrence to make an impact. When the French-Canadian restaurant arrived in Vancouver’s Railtown in 2017, it immediately started gobbling up awards and accolades. Chef/owner J-C Poirier’s take on the cuisine of his Quebec childhood even won national...

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