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Whatcom County Council January meeting roundup

The latest news from January Whatcom County Council meetings. Probation services  for city of Blaine Council authorized by consent, in a 6-1 vote, with councilmember Ben Elenbaas … more

Sidhu among candidates gearing up for 2023 election

Candidates across Whatcom County are gearing up for the August 2023 primary election. A handful of candidates have started filing their bids for public positions with the Public Disclosure … more

Peace Arch Park sculpture exhibit call for artists

Artists have until Tuesday, February 28 to submit their work to the annual outdoor sculpture exhibit at Peace Arch Historical State Park. The International Peace Arch Park Association (IPAA) is … more

Primary school likely to lose third grade

The Point Roberts Primary School will most likely lose its third grade class this fall, according to Blaine school district superintendent Christopher Granger. He announced the district’s plan … more

PRCAC to seek Maple Beach seawall funding

Following receipt of a letter from the Maple Beach Association (MBA) about flooding problems, Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee board chair Allison Calder believes it’s time to take … more

The Case For Building An Adult Family Home

Circle of Care is taking the necessary steps to ensure that it is feasible, demographically and financially, to build one or more adult family homes (AFH) in Point Roberts. We have just completed … more

Valentine's Day performances galore!

Savila Kress, second from l. and Shaune Anne Feuz, fourth from l. with their band The Point. Kress and Feuz will perform February 11 at the community center and again on February 14 at Trinity Church … more

Blaine teachers with 136 years of service retire

The Blaine school district has four veteran staff members retiring at the end of the school year. Combined, they retire with 136 years of service.  More staff members are expected to put in … more

How WA’s legislature is addressing the housing crisis in 2023

By nearly any measure, Washington has serious housing problems. The cost of buying and renting homes has leapt skyward. More than 25,000 people are living on the street or in emergency and … more

Larsen, DelBene call for USPS to address mail delays in Whatcom County

U.S. representatives Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene have called on United States Postal Service (USPS) postmaster general Louis DeJoy to address persistent mail delays and failures in Whatcom … more

Snow, rain and King Tides

Report weather damages by Friday, January 6

Residents and businesses have until Friday, January 6 to report weather-related damages that occurred in Whatcom County from December 18-28. Damages from heavy snow, freezing rain or flooding … more

Deputies shot in February 2022 return to work

Two Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies who were shot in their heads in February 2022 have been cleared to return to work, WCSO spokesperson Deb Slater told The Northern Light in an … more

Sports roundup: Borderites return to conference play after winter break

Blaine High School winter sports were back in action this week and will continue regular conference competition through January. Girls basketball The Lady Borderites picked up their first wins … more

Parks district to seek input; considers new community center

The Point Roberts Park and Recreation District board is looking for public input on the direction the board should take as it considers possible new programs and infrastructure. Each board member has … more

A Look Back at the Year That Just Was

Ahhh, 2022. Some good times, some bad times, some ok times. At last we were able to get out and see each other and cross the border reasonably easier. Compared to 2020 and 2021, it was a banner year, … more

Sheriff's Reports – January issue

December 1, 12:24 a.m.: Assist citizen on Boundary Bay Road. December 1, 5:25 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident on Tyee Drive and Gulf Road. December 1, 5:27 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident injury on … more

Point by the numbers

Point Roberts clinic numbers for November 2022 (2021 figures following) Total 154(186); office visit 85(71); labs 7(16); PT/INR 5(8); telemedicine visit 19(29); Physical exams 1(0); skin clinic … more

Obituary – Patrick White

Patrick Gibson White January 30, 1953 – November 28, 2022 Beloved long-time Point Roberts local, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, Patrick (Pat) Gibson White, 69, passed away … more

Library quick picks – January

Bestsellers: Dark Angel John Sanford Homecoming Kate Morton The Happy Place Emily Henry Racing the Night Robert Craig Movies: Black Adam Dwayne Johnson Tar Cate … more
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