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Health department recommends local school districts start remotely

The Blaine school district will hold a special meeting on Saturday, August 8 to decide if it will revise its hybrid plan for the school year. This follows an August 4 recommendation from the Whatcom … more

State politicians call for border relaxation

State senator Doug Ericksen and representatives Luanne Van Werven and Sharon Shewmake have called upon federal elected politicians to intercede with border authorities to relax restrictions on travel … more

Preliminary results for August 4 primaries

An estimated 47.5 percent of eligible Whatcom County voters submitted ballots in the August 4 primary election. As of 5 p.m. on August 5, a total of 71,462 votes were counted by election eve with … more

Home damaged in Point Roberts fire

A quick response from the local fire department to a reported house fire prevented a total loss of the residence and belongings. The house, located on the marina side of Harbor Seal Drive, was … more

New Canadian border restrictions close “Alaska loophole”

Americans traveling to Alaska through Canada for work or to return home will now face firmer rules to prevent what is being coined the ‘Alaska loophole,’ where Americans claim to be … more

Fire chief calls on Trump and Trudeau to intervene

The PDF version of the letter can be downloaded by clicking here.  more

70 years and going strong!

On August 23, 1950, long-time Point Roberts residents Ernie and Lola Loreen began their life together. Seventy years of marriage is a remarkable milestone, but remarkable is nothing new for this … more

Colton Foundation to the rescue of local groups

The Helen and Jose Colton Foundation has awarded another $55,000 in grant funding to Point Roberts organizations. “We are continuing to support this community,” said foundation … more

North to Alaska? Keep moving.

Agencies from both sides of the border are reminding boaters that the border is closed to non-essential travel on the water, as well as on land. “It is unfortunate that boaters breaking the … more

Southlands to open in September

Right cross the border in Tsawwassen, the Southlands development is scheduled to open in September. “We’ve made tremendous progress,” said Century Group president Sean Hodgins in … more

County to consider changes in local zoning regulations

Whatcom County Council has agreed to consider revisions to the Point Roberts Special District and subarea plan (WCC 20.72) being undertaken by the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC). … more

Boats still heading north

Since the U.S. and Canadian governments announced the closure of the border to non-essential travel Canadian boatowners have been pulling their boats out of the Point Roberts Marina. The … more

Blaine school district plans for hybrid schedule for fall

The Blaine school district officially announced it would start the 2020-21 school year with a hybrid plan that splits students into two groups that switch between in-person and remote classes on a … more

Leave those seal pups alone!

Seal pupping season is here and the Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network (WMMSN) wants everyone to remember that 100 yards away is the law. Harbor seals in our area have one pup a year in the … more

A short conversation...

... between Whatcom County director of public works Jon Hutchings and the APB:   “People are wondering whether the public works department is re-naming roads in Point Roberts. … more

Burn ban now on

The Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office enacted restrictions on open burning that started July 27. All land clearing and yard debris burning must be discontinued and all issued burn permits … more

4th of July Covid-19-style

Deadline for clinic proposals here

The deadline to submit operating proposals for the local health clinic expires at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 31. The deadline was set after the Point Roberts Hospital District issued a Request for … more
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