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Local couple die from carbon monoxide poisoning

 Gail Amundsen and Murray Church, longtime residents of Point Roberts, were discovered dead in their home on Calder Drive on Thanksgiving Day evening. The presumptive cause of death was declared by Whatcom … more

County continues to address flooding events

Whatcom County officials continue to address severe flooding that occurred in mid-November, offering more assistance to impacted residents as more heavy rainfall came over Thanksgiving weekend. … more

State data shows most unvaccinated school employees obtained religious exemptions

Data submitted to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) shows nearly 10 percent of public school employees received a religious Covid-19 vaccine exemption while less than 1 … more

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

Covid-19 case rates decreased in all Whatcom County school district areas except for Nooksack Valley. The Blaine school district area decreased from 196 cases per 100,000 people to 175 cases per … more

Expect revised ArriveCan app to reflect border changes

Cross-border travelers can expect to see a revised ArriveCan app in coming days to reflect recent changes in Canadian border policy. While details have to be announced, it is expected that the app … more

Shewmake challenges Ericksen for state senate seat

Sharon Shewmake (D-Bellingham), representative for 42nd legislative district, announced she is challenging Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale) for the Washington State Senate seat. Shewmake was elected to … more

Canada news reporting B.C. government is rationing gas

Canadian news outlets are reporting B.C. is now rationing gas and putting restrictions on non-essential travel because of the flooding this week that has ravaged parts of B.C. and Washington. A … more

Canada officially drops Covid-19 test requirement for short trips

Canadian health officials announced they will drop Covid-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated Canadians taking short trips into the U.S. The new rule goes into effect Tuesday, November … more

A shot in the arm...

Right this way! A steady flow of cars throughout the afternoon were shepherded by volunteers helping to process a massive homegrown vaccination effort. More photos, page 9. more

Flood damage overwhelms emergency response

Devastating floods that hit Whatcom County earlier this week forced hundreds of evacuations for residents along the Nooksack River and have emergency responders scrambling to understand the extent of … more

All hands on deck for massive vaccination and testing

Fire district personnel, health clinic staff and a squad of volunteers successfully mounted the largest Covid-19 testing and vaccination campaign on Sunday, November 14 as the return of Canadian … more

Around the Point

As budget deadlines approach, all three taxing districts, the parks, hospital and fire districts have elected to receive the regular 1 percent levy lift for 2022. ƒ In search of available … more

Oceanview lagoon water level fuels homeowner concern

The freshwater lagoon at Oceanview Estates received record amounts of rain runoff during the atmospheric river onslaught that hit the Pacific Northwest in mid-November. Homeowners were concerned … more

25 years ago on the Point

As we come to the end of nearly two years of pandemic-related border restrictions, a glimpse back to life in Point Roberts 25 years ago can help us remember life before Covid-19. A quarter-century … more

Point Roberts 2nd Annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

Photos from the Point Roberts 2nd Annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat more

Jack-o-lantern Contest at Auntie Pam’s

Photos from the jack-o-lantern contestat Auntie Pam’s more

Breakwaters Halloween Party

Photos from the Breakwaters Halloween Party more

Southwest begins flying from BLI

Southwest Airlines celebrated its inaugural flight into Bellingham International Airport (BLI) November 7, a triumph for the international airline and port of Bellingham officials alike. The … more

State senator Ericksen tests positive for Covid-19

State senator Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale) is reportedly stuck in El Salvador after testing positive for Covid-19 and asking state legislators for help. Ericksen, who represents the 42nd district in … more
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