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Canada opens up, U.S. refuses to follow

At long last, Canada will allow U.S. citizens and permanent residents to enter Canada for non-essential purposes beginning August 9. The U.S., which had earlier appeared willing to open its border as … more

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister’s Mom – No. 3

This one makes it a hat trick, eh? Mags! You did it! You got Justin to open the border! You rock, girl!Hey, do you remember walking past the admin building at Simon Fraser and seeing the deadheads … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district: July 17

No more confirmed cases of the Delta variant have appeared in Whatcom County since DOH reported the first case July 7. Health professionals consider the Delta variant, detected in India last year, to … more

With eviction moratorium up, renters have until August to make a plan

Before the state eviction moratorium ended July 1, governor Jay Inslee announced a two-month “bridge” transition before tenants can be kicked out for past due rent. Under the … more

Affordable Care Act open enrollment ends Sunday, August 15

Healthcare system PeaceHealth is reminding community members that the federal government created a special enrollment period for enrolling or changing their 2021 Affordable Care Act plan. The … more

Road Rules: Running a parked electric car

Question: I have Chevy Bolt EV and during the recent heat wave I left the vehicle “on” while parked in order to leave the air conditioning running. The car is designed so that it can turn … more

Bigwigs meet Point Roberts bigwigs

“You’ve been in the hearts and minds of Washingtonians. I’m looking forward to hearing your stories.” Those were the words Washington state governor Jay Inslee used to open an … more

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau’s mom – 2nd try

Wha’ happened? You were supposed to call Justin and do your Mom thing on him and convince him to open the local border. Please tell me you didn’t go all Mommie Dearest on him, did … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district: July 10

On July 12, Whatcom County reached its long sought-after milestone to have 70 percent of residents 16 and older become fully vaccinated. This comes as the first confirmed case of the Delta variant … more

August primary ballots mailed July 14

The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office mailed August 3 primary election ballots to voters July 14. The ballots should be delivered by Friday, July 23, but if they’re not, Whatcom County … more

What-Comm 911 now accepting text messages, calls still preferred

What-Comm 911 is now accepting 911 text messages from people unable to talk on the phone due to auditory and vocal impairments or emergency circumstances. What-Comm 911 is a Bellingham dispatch … more

Whatcom County receives $4.9 million for recreation

Whatcom County parks and recreation projects have received nearly $5 million from the state Recreation and Conservation Funding Board but not one nickel of it will be spent in Point Roberts. Instead, … more

Whatcom County fire ban increases to stage 2

Due to increasingly dry weather conditions, and the increase of Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fire danger to high, the Whatcom County fire marshal’s office has ordered … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district: July 3

Whatcom County has had a total of 9,947 confirmed and probable cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to July 5 Washington state Department of Health (DOH) data. The … more

Border protest to be held July 4

A cross-border protest against the continued closure of the US/Canada border is set to be held at 2:30 p.m. July 4. An announcement regarding the protest stated “Residents of both countries are … more

Point Roberts gets a twofer

Point Roberts will get a two for one visit on Friday, July 9 by Washington state governor Jay Inslee and U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene. No time or schedule has been determined as yet. On … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district: June 26

Washington state opened businesses to 100 percent capacity June 30, bringing the state back to a sense of seeming normalcy for the first time since the pandemic forced shutdowns in March 2020. People … more
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