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Trudeau says no to border opening

In a radio interview on Global News Radio yesterday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the Liberal government does not intend to open the border until the U.S. gets Covid-19 under … more

Obituary – Sally Higgins Roberts

Sally Higgins Roberts, born April 3, 1930, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Point Roberts, Washington on September 25, 2020, with her son, Lin, at her side. Sally is survived by her … more

Vote early, and other general election advice from the county auditor

Ballots for the November 3 general election were mailed on October 14 and Whatcom County auditor Diana Bradrick advised voters to return their ballots quickly. Typically, about half of Whatcom … more

First Point Roberts resident drafted into NHL

The first hockey player from Point Roberts was drafted into the NHL on October 7. Lukas Svejkovsky was chosen in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Penguins as its third pick and is currently on his … more

Tsunami siren to ring October 15 for Shakeout emergency drill

The Great Washington ShakeOut, an annual emergency preparedness drill, will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, October 15. The ShakeOut seeks to prepare Washingtonians for earthquakes and other … more

Researchers race to find Asian giant hornet nests before "slaughter phase"

Threat of the Asian giant hornet establishing itself in Blaine before spreading across the state, and potentially the West Coast, looms as the hornets enter the ‘slaughter’ phase of their … more

Van Werven violates campaign ethics law

Washington state’s Legislative Ethics Board publicly announced September 24 that Luanne Van Werven, 42nd Legislative District representative running for re-election, violated the Washington … more

Apply for new round of small business grants by October 4

Small business owners have until Thursday, October 1, to apply for grants through the second round of a program called Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants (WWSBEG). The grants are … more

Race Week pulls the plug on Point Roberts

Race Week organizers are giving up on Point Roberts. “It is not realistic that we can maintain social distancing mandates, nor even get to Point Roberts in 2021,” wrote event owner … more

The Marketplace is in for the long haul

Sales may be down by over 70 percent at the Point Roberts Marketplace, but owner Ali Hayton wants the community to know the store has no plans to close. Hayton said the announcement that Banner … more

Mercy flights, just in case...

Despite almost a week of delays due to smoke and poor visibility, volunteer pilots delivered 400 pounds of donated food to the Point during an exercise to help establish another supply line for … more

County concerned about Covid-19 trends

The number of Covid-19 cases in Whatcom County is not trending in the right direction. Whatcom County has seen an increase of new Covid-19 cases since September 8, defying a downward trend in new … more

Planners reviewing zone changes

The Whatcom County Planning Commission has started its review of changes to a Whatcom County Code specific to Point Roberts (WCC 20.72) being proposed by the Point Roberts Community Advisory … more

Tahlequah and calf spotted in Point Roberts

Tahlequah and her new male calf have been seen off Point Roberts recently. These photos were taken September 20 south of the marina. Tahlequah is known for having carried its previous calf for 17 … more

Obituary – Philip John Sopow

Philip John Sopow February 22, 1933 – August 31, 2020 On Monday, August 31, 2020, Philip John Sopow of Nanaimo, B.C., passed away at 88 years of age from complications due to blood … more

Letters to the Editor – October

The Editor: Thanks for the great article and photo that you published on July 31, 2020. My wife and I have received so much positive feedback from friends with whom we have shared the article. … more

Crossings – June and July 2020

Traffic into Point Roberts for July 2020 (2019 figures following): Passenger vehicles – 14,194 (246,411); Commercial vehicles – 296 (2,300). Traffic into Point Roberts for June 2020 … more

Coming Up – October

PR Chamber of Commerce: Tuesday, October 6, 6 p.m. at Saltwater Café. PR Hospital District: Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Info: Whatcom County Planning … more

Library quick picks – October

Bestsellers: The Four Winds .  .   Kristin Hannah Daylight .  .  .  .  .  .  . David Baldacci Fortune & Glory . . Janet Evanovich Missing and … more
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