Why is it so difficult to find someone in Point Roberts who wants to work? I don’t mean for free or hard labor, just yard maintenance, weeding. I see so many postings on the Point Interface for people in need of a little help and seemingly few responses. I am just looking for someone to help me maintain my garden (I already have a lawn mowing service) while I am away for a month and don’t want to come back to a jungle of weeds.
Are there no teenagers who want to make $20 per hour for about 10 hours a week? Or are they all just too busy playing video games? What has happened to basic work ethics?
I really don’t understand. And if there is anyone who would like to make some easy spending money, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Web:
The All Point Bulletin collected comments made by online readers responding to recent stories. Here’s what they wrote:
Responding to: “Hospital district patches up open positions.” This story ran online on May 4.
I am over the moon about the appointment of Barb as superintendent! She is more than qualified, is a strong, dedicated person that will not bend in the face of right versus wrong! Yay!
SuzAnne and Rick Kinsey
Responding to: “Why are the border line-ups so crazy?” The story ran online on
“Has anyone compared our gas prices to the rest of Whatcom County? Seems to me that our prices went way up when Metro Vancouver raised their price. I have never paid so much for a tankful before.”
I like to compare cheapest prices rather than averages. The cheapest gas in Point Roberts (about $3.67 per gallon) runs about 60 cents per gallon more than the cheapest gas in Bellingham. Is this due to transport costs or simply pricing in tandem with B.C. prices – just cheap enough to entice Canadian customers?
Responding to: “Town Hall meeting spurs plenty of trash talking” The story ran in the May edition.
Over 70 percent choose not to have curbside pick-up; obviously they don’t want it. I personally don’t want to schedule my life around a dump truck once every second week, when I have two days to U-Haul a week now which is more convenient. I also don’t want to invest in a messy transfer station service provider. I would much rather the choice of service we have had for many years and six-month service for my neighbors like they do elsewhere. Mandatory fees and a forced curbside that would triple the number of dump trucks wastes money that could be spent on a chipper and composting for garden soil.
Experience shows that mandatory curbside fees through a tax doesn’t affect illegal dumping. (Ed. Note: the proposed cost is a fee, not a tax.) Check out Nanaimo Regional District frequently asked questions. Having an awesome recycling transfer station would reduce illegal dumping. I have absolutely no faith in CANDO as his messy disorganized operation speaks for itself. Wish it was otherwise. But I think he needs to show some effort and clean up before we all jump in and increase his economy of scale.
If a fee is to be put on our property taxes, then Point Roberts needs a garbage district. The district’s board would hire personnel who would get health benefits and retirement programs the same as any county worker. Point Roberts property owners would then have a board to be able to complain or suggest to. The county-owned transfer station would be cleaned up and could be improved with taxpayer money and the improvements would be owned by the Point Roberts garbage district and not a private company.
Kenneth John Calder