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County allocates $250,000 in potential emergency aid to Point Roberts

In a unanimous vote, Whatcom County Council has approved allocating up to $250,000 in emergency funding for Point Roberts. Council acted at a September 14 council committee of the whole meeting … more

So you want to go to dinner in Tsawwassen and don’t have a B.C. Vaccine Card …

As of September 13, people wanting to eat at a sit-down restaurant, visit a gym or have a beer or two at a pub in British Columbia needed to have at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and be able … more

A message on Covid-19 testing results from fire chief Carleton

If you are testing on a Wednesday or Sunday, please make it by the station between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. the next day to pick up results. I will publish out to PAWS, Point Interface, All Point Bulletin … more

Third Asian giant hornet nest eradicated as another is found

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) eradicated the third Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S. ever during the early morning of September 11. This comes as entomologists discovered a … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: September 11

Whatcom County has had 13,528 probable and confirmed Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to September 13 Washington State Department of Health data. The death toll in Whatcom … more

At least 168 positive cases after Lynden fair, and other Covid-19 news

As of September 8, the Whatcom County health department has confirmed at least 168 people tested positive for Covid-19 after  attending the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. “This … more

Single-use plastic bags ban starts October 1

Sales of single-use plastic bags will be banned in Washington state beginning on October 1 after governor Jay Inslee rescinded the proclamation delaying the original January 1, 2021 start … more

Op-Ed: Help save our historic Icelandic landmark

In the early 1890s the first Icelandic settlers arrived in Point Roberts. Though few in number, their resilient spirits fuelled a steadily growing population and founded a lasting heritage in this … more

A century of the Peace Arch: 1921-2021

A lot has changed in 100 years in Blaine, from I-5 being built to entire neighborhoods erected, but the arch straddling the U.S./Canada border has remained the same. The Peace Arch will celebrate 100 … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: August 28

Whatcom County has had 658 probable and confirmed Covid-19 cases since last week and 12,388 in total since the start of the pandemic, according to August 31 Washington State Department of Health … more

Op-Ed: An apple a day keeps the doctor away; a vaccine today shortens the stay of Covid-19

I am a retired physician who worked for 42 years in Blaine and before that, I practiced for three years in Canada. Given the current crisis, I am passionate about educating this community and the … more

Something old, something new

They say something old can be new again. Recently the salvage crew at the RE-Store in Bellingham was dismantling an old building in the Birchwood neighborhood and came across a beam hand carved with … more

Water use creeping up

Covid-19 slashed water usage in Point Roberts, but hot summer weather and more property owners finding a way to get their gardens taken care of has it creeping back up. “It has been really … more

Dog park proposed

A proposal for a fenced off-leash area at Lighthouse Marine Park will be going to Whatcom County parks commissioners and the community is being asked to voice their concerns or support. The … more

Procter joins The Firm

Local resident Sandra Procter has joined The Firm, a real estate services firm, as a realtor working in Point Roberts and Whatcom County. The Firm is a partnership between Chris Hughes, and … more

Kids Kamp falls victim to Covid-19

Rising Covid-19 cases in Point Roberts led to the cancellation of the last week of Kids Kamp. “I really hated doing this,” Point Roberts Park and Recreation District commission chair … more

Community cleanup planned

Plans are in the works at the county solid waste management division for a community-wide cleanup event once the border reopens and property owners can come back to their long-neglected … more

WCC offers student grants

Whatcom Community College (WCC) announced students may receive up to $2,300 of $5.1 million in CARES Act funding to use during the upcoming academic year. The priority deadline is September 7, but … more

Church News – September

Much has been written lately regarding the current condition of our church sanctuary building. And much more is to come, as this is a costly repair/renovation. There’s much to tell of our … more

Circle of Care community assessment, pies and apples

Circle of Care’s community assessment survey results are coming in and the numbers are telling an interesting story. It’s clear at this point in our information gathering that the … more
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