Season 2 Episodes
"Keeping Hand-blown Crystal Alive" feat. NovaScotian Crystal
In the final episode of SmartCity Business Show's second season, host Craig Layton visits Rod McCulloch at NovaScotian Crystal for a close-up view of the crystal manufacturing process.
"A Bicycle Business Built for You" feat. I Heart Bikes
In the seventh episode of SmartCity Business Show's second season, host Craig Layton talks to I Heart Bikes' Owner, Sarah Craig, about her unique waterfront bike rental shop in Halifax, NS.
"It's All Gone Electric" feat. NS Power
In the sixth episode of SmartCity Business Show's second season, host Craig Layton meets with Rob Wadden -- Communications Specialist for NSPI, and talks about the features and benefits of electric transportation.
"Scale of Operations" feat. Autoport In episode 5 of the SmartCity Business Show's second season, host Craig Layton chats with Emery Robidoux, Autoport's General Manager - Automotive, about the Ford transit process, and the scale of operation that Autoport completes on a daily basis.
"Verbal TaeKwon-Do" feat. Source Security
In episode 4 of the SmartCity Business Show's second season, host Craig Layton chats with Ron Lovett, President of Source Security, about how his business grew from its modest start, and what it takes to be a member of their security team.
"Choose Your Own Reality" feat. Ad Dispatch
the third episode of SmartCity Business Show's second season, host Craig Layton meets the
staff at Ad Dispatch and learns about the world of 3D animation and
"Culture of Collaboration" feat. FUSION Halifax
In the second episode of SmartCity Business Show's second season, Craig Layton visits Obladee wine bar to talk to Sarah Levy, Vice Chair of FUSION Halifax to talk about the power of face-to-face networking.
"Diversity for Growth and Innovation" feat. RBC
In the first episode of SmartCity Business Show's second season, Craig Layton visits a Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) branch and learns the value of hiring immigrant talent.
Season 1 Episodes
In this episode, we took to the streets of Halifax to talk
to residents and visitors. We asked the same question we asked throughout this
series, "Why Halifax?" The answers were honest and sincere - confirming that Halifax really is "A Smart City."
Read the review for episode 13 here.
Relationships & Networks
Social capital, what is it? Craig Layton sits down with Professor
Leslie Brown, Mount Saint Vincent University, Shannon MacLean, BALLE Nova
Scotia and Derek Estabrook, Farmers Dairy, to find out why it is great for the
individual, great for the economy and most importantly, great for Halifax.
Read the review for episode 12 here.
Halifax is Canada's Smart City
We have one of the largest
concentrations of universities and colleges in North America and one of the best
educated workforces in all of Canada. This episode explores and celebrates the
numerous post-secondary assets here in Halifax; the sector's impact on our
economy and community; research and commercialization efforts and successes; and
partnerships between post-secondary and business.
Read the review for episode 11 here.
The Sky is the Limit
With over 25,000 undergraduate students living right here in Halifax, it’s no wonder why Carl Daniels, VP & General Manager of Atlantis Systems Eduplus, decided to keep and grow the company here. Atlantis Systems Eduplus designs software training programs for military personnel around the world. In this episode, Craig has fun testing flight simulators and surprising employees to find out if they really are from Halifax.
Read the review for episode 10 here.
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Under the Sea
Halifax is footsteps away from the Atlantic Ocean, so it makes sense for us to find out what's going on in there. Dalhousie University's Aquatron laboratory, a marine research facility, conducts university, government and industry research in this 684,000-litre pool tank. The lab is used for everything from a testing facility to an artificial reef habitat for cuttlefish to a holding facility for seals, squid and diving birds. In this episode, host Craig Layton tells us a little bit more about life under the sea!
Read the review for episode 9 here.