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Clinic brings on new staff

There are some new faces at the Point Roberts Clinic. SuperTrack’s Dr. Sean Bozorgzad announced the appointments at the Point Roberts Hospital District’s regular commission meeting on … more

How much should that Covid-19 test cost?

Fire chief Christopher Carleton updated fire commissioners at their last commission meeting on the district’s twice-weekly Covid-19 testing program. According to the chief, the state has agreed … more

Border reopening offers no magic pill for Point Roberts malaise

News that the U.S. would open its land borders to vaccinated travelers on November 8 was met with relief by border towns along the northern border and recognition that much more needs to be done … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district areas: October 16

The Blaine school district area had the lowest case rate in the county for the second week in a row last week, according to Whatcom County Health Department data. Case rates dropped in all school … more

Border announcement brings an early Christmas present

Following months and months of increasing pressure from federal, state and local politicians as well as business and civic groups, the Biden administration has announced the northern and southern … more

Former Whatcom corrections deputy pleads guilty to smuggling contraband, gets one-month sentence

A former Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) corrections deputy from Blaine was sentenced September 28 to one month in jail for smuggling items into the jail for a female inmate. Christopher … more

Meet your four Blaine school board candidates

Four Blaine school district area residents are running for two seats on the Blaine school district board of directors. With board member Joan Lotze not seeking a third term, the District 3 seat will … more

Whatcom County Council at-large candidates share their perspectives

With less than a week until ballots are mailed October 13, The Northern Light reached out to general election candidates for the Whatcom County Council at-large position to learn what their biggest … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: October 2

As of September 27, 70 percent of people in Whatcom County who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine are now fully vaccinated and 5 percent are in the process of getting vaccinated. There are 50,000 … more

Officials plead Biden for help with Point Roberts

In back to back appeals, both U.S. senator Patty Murray and governor Jay Inslee have asked President Joe Biden to personally intervene and allow the border in Point Roberts to be open to vaccinated … more

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

Covid-19 case rates have decreased in all school district areas in Whatcom County in the past week, except for Meridian, which stayed the same. Blaine school district had the second highest case rate … more

Webinar offered to help commerce border relief program applicants

A webinar to guide prospective applicants for the latest aid to small businesses will take place in the near-future. The commerce border relief program will offer grants to customer-facing … more

Cinderella, your carriage awaits...

Ted Alexander shows off a massive pumpkin he’s grown in his Bayview Drive patch. He estimates it currrently weighs approximately 200 pounds.   more

County prepares to issue emergency aid to Point

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 meeting following a … more

Census shows big drop in Point Roberts population

Results from the 2020 census show there are fewer people living in Point Roberts and residents overall are older and make less money than the rest of Whatcom County. The population of Point … more

Border closure extension slammed by one and all

The U.S. government appears set to keep the land borders closed past November. The Biden administration announced September 20 it plans to loosen air travel restrictions beginning in November. … more

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 fueled a steadily growing population and founded a lasting heritage in this … more

Letters to the Editor – October

The Editor and our dear Point Roberts friends: Goodbye, Autumn! Thank you for all the kind words and offers of help this past two weeks. Thank you for the beautiful cards, and flowers, and … more

Off-leash area proposed for park

Whatcom County Parks and Recreation commissioners have asked staff to bring them more information to help them decide whether a piece of Lighthouse Marine Park should be a fenced off-leash dog … more
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