Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Live Here Work Everywhere - Feels Like the Place is Breathing
Many of the people interviewed in the series were attracted to Nelson because of its easy access to many different kinds of outdoor activities. A significant them of the discussions in Parts 11 and 12 is that if you create the kind of town you want to live in, based on quality of life, talented people will come and economic development will follow.
Live Here Work Everywhere - So Many Interesting People Here
We asked all of the people in parts 1-10 what attracted them to Nelson and why they stay here.
Live Here Work Everywhere - A Refreshing Cup of Dragon Well Tea
Two Hills Tea imports organic green tea from China, and sells it across North America. Oso Negro Coffee is a well-known spot in Nelson, but few residents realize that more than half of Oso Negro's business is outside the area. Lanaknits Designs creates knitting patterns for designer clothing with a difference: the clothes are designed to be knitted from hemp yarn, which owner Lana Hames supplies with the patterns.
Live Here Work Everywhere - A Map of the World
Map Graphics has clients all over the world. Mapmaker Syrett takes us on a tour of his amazing map-making software.Pacific Insight Electronics is one of Nelson's main employers, with a staff of 300. The company makes electronic components for the auto industry. Sutherland Massage Productions is part of the energetic world of Nelson massage therapist Christine Sutherland, who discusses the videos she sells worldwide and the national television show she's starting.
Live Here Work Everywhere - Pieces of my Ideas All Over the World
Live Metalworks owner Keith Berens creates and manufactures unique metal art objects and sells them to galleries internationally. Bloom Garden, send some photos of your yard with your ideas about what you want your new landscape to look like, and owner Victorie Hladik will use special software to design it. Dehnel Consulting raises eyebrows in Nelson. People are amazed to discover in a small office above a Baker St. shop, physicist Morgan Dehnel designs components for particle accelerators used in nuclear medicine in major hospital across the world.
Live Here Work Everywhere - Make The Problem Your Blessing
Realscore Music is composer Robert Neufeld who writes music for films and television. His clients include National Geographic and the BBC. Wildlife Genetics International analyzes genetic material sent by wildlife managers all across the continent. The B.C. Touring Council helps touring performing artists with details of booking and promotion, and assists presenters with finding and booking performers.
Live Here Work Everywhere - The Best of Both Worlds
SED Technologies finds and sells new energy-saving technologies. Tamarind imports beautiful hand-printed textiles from India and sells them on the internet.Caelo Software's Nelson Email Organizer has won rave reviews in major journals world-wide, and prestigious prizes in which its competitors are huge corporations.
Live Here Work Everywhere - Creating a Whole New Game
Bill Heath and Friends is film-maker Bill-Heath's production company, brought home to Nelson of adventures making ski films on every continent. The Virtual Mall is an internet store offering the work of Nelson artisans to the world. Blue Heron Productions designs and sells therapeutic board games to therapists across the province.
Live Here Work Everywhere - A Scenic Morning Bike Ride
In this episode, NRG Enterprises imports and dsitributes high-end gear for mountain biking, climbing, and other outdoor sports. Scarlett Kux-Kardos designs outdoor clothing for biking, skiing, and other sports, but there are no scissors or fabric in her office. Freeride Entertainment's mandate is to "up the ante in adrenalin sports." Freeride is the world's leading maker of mountain biking, skiing, and other extreme sports films.
Live Here Work Everywhere - Open to the Outside World
On the Finefinds website, collectors from all over the world shop for rare books. This episode talks to the man behind these 8000 books. Laura Carter is the policy assistant to the General Secretary of the International Textile, Garment and Leatherworkers Federation. John Tucker is a composer, specializing in music for animated television series.