Tag Archives: Samantha Statton

Cortes Cat Rescue

According to the definition at neighborhoodcats.org, “A “feral” cat is unsocialized and tends to be fearful of people and keep a distance.” This may once have been true of the sixteen cats Samantha Statton is currently looking after but, speaking as a former cat owner, a few of these are among the friendliest cats I have seen. It was hard to take a picture because they were constantly sniffing my lens, or trying to smooch, and one adorable youngster liked to jump up onto my shoulder for a nuzzle. In this morning’s interview Samantha explains how Cortes Cat Rescue came into being, what they do and ways you can help out. 

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The Misty Isles New Owners

Amy Bockner – All images courtesy https://mistyislesadventures.com/

By Roy L Hales

Many of you are probably aware that Cortes Island’s best known schooner has changed hands. After twenty-one years of showing tourists around our area, Mike Moore and Samantha Statton are retiring. I recently met with the Misty Isles new owners, Amy Bockner and Jonas Fineman, outside the Co-op in Mansons Landing. 

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One Man’s Experience Of The Changing Antarctic

By Roy L Hales

Mike Moore spends six weeks in the Antarctic most winters. Since 2001, he has worked as  a zodiac driver, naturalist and lecturer for 14 seasons. Up until five years ago, he found it really hard to tell how the climate was changing. Since then, the public has been barred from visiting some glaciers because of crevices. In other areas, bare rock stands where there was once ice. The once clear deep Antarctic waters have become murky. New species have moved into the area and old ones are disappearing. In this morning’s program, Moore describes one man’s experience of the changing Antarctic
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The Ethics of Ecotourism

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMHaving served in the Arctic with the Coast Guard driven zodiacs at fast speed, Mike Moore seemed like the perfect choice to guide people in the Antarctic – only he was troubled by the emissions he would create flying to and back from his job. That was one of many challenges we discussed in the Ethics of Ecotourism.

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What The Misty Isles Offers

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMA thriving ecotourism sector has grown up in the twenty years since logging ruled over British Columbia’s economy. One of the foremost voices in the Discovery Island area is Mike Moore, whose sailboat the Misty Isles has been touring these waters since 1997. This is the first program taken from a long conversation about ecotourism and what the Misty Isles offers ecotourists.

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