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Expect a survey from the parks department

The Point Roberts parks district is preparing to post an online survey to get community feedback for this year’s summer kids’ camp. The district typically holds an annual kids’ camp … more

18 years or older? Get vaccinated this weekend

The fire district and health clinic has scheduled a vaccination clinic this Saturday 1 – 2 p.m. after receiving 100 more doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. Anyone who is 18 years or older … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: April 10

Whatcom County will remain in phase 3 after meeting the state’s metrics that require no more than 200 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the past two weeks (Whatcom had 182.6) and no more … more

Bellingham woman arrested in connection to body found in Semiahmoo Park

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) arrested a 62-year-old Bellingham woman after finding probable cause to charge her in connection with a man’s body found in Semiahmoo Park on April … more

Days of operation for local health clinic

Did you know that you can contact the Point Roberts health clinic seven days a week? While its regular clinic hours are held on Monday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), Tuesday and Thursday (9 a.m.-5 p.m. both … more

CDC advises against travel to Canada

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its highest Covid-19 alert for travelers yesterday, advising that Covid-19 levels in Canada were at Level 4: Very High. The advisory stated … more

Vaccinations to resume this Saturday

The local fire and hospital districts will resume Covid-19 vaccinations this coming Saturday from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Benson Road firehall. Anyone 18 years old and older is eligible for the … more

Chamber of commerce withdraws from PRCAC

In an April 7 letter to Whatcom County Council and county executive Satpal Sidhu, the Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce board of directors said the board had voted to withdraw their membership from … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: April 3

Governor Jay Inslee has announced that all adults in Washington would be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination starting Thursday, April 15. The governor’s office said in a March 31 statement … more

Sidhu gives his first State of County address

County executive Satpal Sidhu gave his first State of the County address at the April 6 Whatcom County Council meeting, outlining the tumultuous year since he took office in January 2020 and … more

Hybrid students to return to class with 3-foot rule

The Blaine school district expects to return all hybrid students to the classroom Monday, April 19, superintendent Christopher Granger announced in a March 29 community Q&A. Following the state … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 27

As of March 28, Whatcom County has had a total of 7,256 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 227 probable cases (7,483 total cases), according to Washington State … more

Insurance commissioner bans credit scoring for three years

On March 23, Washington state insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler issued an emergency rule prohibiting insurance companies from using credit scores to determine rates on automobile, homeowners and … more

Fourth round of Working Washington grants open

Businesses can apply for the latest round of Working Washington small business grants from the Washington State Department of Commerce. Applications will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday, April … more

Spring is here...

A special anniversary for Point Roberts

April 2021 is a special anniversary in the wider contextual history of Point Roberts. George Vancouver named Point Roberts for his friend Captain Henry Roberts, who was supposed to have used the … more

Covid-19 vaccinations continue apace

A total of 489 Point Roberts residents have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as the vaccination program continues to roll along. Seventy-two people are fully vaccinated and 206 will … more

Go ahead and flush twice: Point sees very low water use

With Canadian seasonal residents barred from crossing the border for most of the year, the water district pumped in less water from Canada than it has in over 30 years. “It’s the … more

PRCAC members pledge to keep on carrying on

The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) is not going into hibernation for 2021 as suggested by Whatcom County executive Satpal Sidhu. Instead, the committee plans to work on … more

Elected offices coming up for a vote

This being a non-Presidential election year, there are a slew of local elected offices up for a vote this November. Those interested in running or re-running as the case may be, must file for … more
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