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Border restrictions to be dropped

The Canadian government is expected to announce on Monday that it will be dropping its Covid-19 vaccination requirement and end random Covid-19 testing for people entering the country, according to … more

Seabright grass fire

Quick work by the Point Roberts fire department contained a grass fire at the Seabright housing development on Tuesday afternoon. The blaze was started by a spark from a lawnmower. more

Nearly $2 million of meth seized near border

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized nearly 450 pounds of methamphetamine, estimated to be worth nearly $2 million, in a Blaine residential area near the U.S./Canada border.  Around 10 p.m. … more

Cherry Point awaits permit decision after environmental impact statement

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released an environmental impact statement (EIS) August 12 that details the impact of operating the north wing of the BP Cherry Point shipping terminal and is … more

Former Blaine resident sentenced for catalytic converter theft ring

A former Blaine resident was sentenced in Whatcom County Superior Court after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree attempted trafficking stolen property and two counts of engaging in a scrap metal business without a license that likely caused over $100,000 in estimated losses to … more

Road Rules: The legality of collector plates

Question: As I understand it, cars with collector vehicle license plates cannot be used for regular transportation, commercial purpose or carrying a load. I regularly observe collector-plated … more

Cross-border leaders convene for climate action conference at Semiahmoo Resort

Wildfire smoke created an orange haze over Semiahmoo Resort as cross-border dignitaries, business leaders and researchers met at the 2022 Cascadia Innovation Corridor (CIC) conference September … more

Inslee declares end to Covid-19 emergency in Washington state

Governor Jay Inslee will lift Washington’s state of emergency for Covid-19 by the end of October, ending more than two and a half years of unprecedented executive powers used to tamp down the … more

Say Yes! COVID Test program continues offering at-home tests

Washington residents can still get up to 10 free at-home Covid-19 tests per month through the Say Yes! COVID Test program. This comes as the U.S. government ended its free at-home testing program on … more

Road Rules: Who has the sidewalk right-of-way, pedestrians or bicycles?

Question: Since pedestrians and bicycles share sidewalks, who has the right-of-way? I was at a sidewalk intersection and almost didn’t see the bicycle speeding toward me. At 80 years old it … more

One person dead in Sweet Road house fire

The Whatcom County sheriff’s office and fire marshal’s office are investigating a September 2 fire on Sweet Road that left one person dead. First responders received a call at 2:49 a.m. on … more

New athletic director has roots in local sports

Chas Kok played as a wide receiver for Lynden High School in Jay Dodd’s first game as head coach of Blaine High School football. At Blaine, the Lions won 14-0. Taking the Blaine athletic director … more

Sports roundup/preview: Borderite sports back in Blaine this week

Borderite fall sports have their first home games of the season this week. Football On the back of a 33-19 opening loss to Port Angeles, Blaine will take on Sehome Friday, September 9 at 7 … more

Omicron booster on way to Washington residents before fall

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and other healthcare providers will soon distribute Omicron variant-targeted bivalent booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines. This … more

Road Rules: Stopping for the school bus

Question: If a northbound school bus on a four-lane road stops to drop off kids before an intersection and I’m traveling south and intending to turn west, do I have stop for the bus? What if … more

Structure fire on Mallard

Structure fire on Mallard It has been a busy week for the Point Roberts fire department. On Tuesday, there were two medical emergencies that necessitated the dispatch of the Airlift Northwest … more

Quilt raffle winner

Congratulation to the winner of the Quilt Raffle, Sylvia Schonberg. The winning ticket was bought for Schonberg by a friend. The raffle funds were raised for the restoration of Trinity Lutheran … more

Obituary – Aileen Crosetti

April 11, 1922 – August 19, 2022 Aileen Crosetti, long-time resident of Point Roberts, passed away August 19, 2022. Aileen was born April 11, 1922 in Vancouver, B.C. to James and Gertrude … more

West Coast leaders gathering in Semiahmoo for climate action conference

Leaders in cross-border West Coast government, business and academia will meet at Semiahmoo Resort for a climate action conference Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13. A free community … more
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