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State fire marshal urges caution, preparation for upcoming wildfire season

As summer draws closer and the risk for potential wildfires increases, the Washington state fire marshal’s office urges citizens to educate themselves and prepare their properties now in order … more

After 460 days, still no word on when border will reopen

Despite unofficial reports that the U.S. intended to open its land borders with Canada and Mexico on June 22, that day came and went with no change to the status quo, the 458th day since the borders … more

Part Two: The Man with the Plan

Editor Note: The June issue of the All Point Bulletin featured the first of a two part interview with local resident Brian Calder. The first half may be found online at bit.ly/3jfAR4u As president … more

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau’s mom

Dear Margaret,   This is Point Roberts calling.   Do you remember how, when you were a student at Simon Fraser University, you and five of your friends would pile into a … more

County executive Sidhu goes 2 for 4

At a special outdoor town hall meeting the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) considered four proposed requests for county action. County executive Satpal Sidhu attended the meeting … more

Westwind Marine changes hands

Two weeks into taking over Westwind Marine, Jessica and Bryson Basore are more certain than ever they made the right choice buying the Point Roberts marine service and chandlery. “I think of … more

Young man killed in one-car collision

An investigation into a fatal car accident on June 1 will not be concluded for a few months, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Rocky Oliphant. “Normal toxicology reports take … more

A look back at the Whalen Racetrack

This July will be the 70th anniversary of the opening of the Whalen Race Track. In July 1951, after a couple years of planning and support from friends and family, Phillip Patrick … more

People of the Point: Chwynyn Vaughan

Chwynyn Vaughan’s Garden Stand, located on Culp Court in Point Roberts, is the culmination of her holistic approach to life; a blending of her love of sustainability, organic goodness, natural … more

Circle of Care planning ahead

A Circle of Care committee has been busy composing a survey to assess the needs and wants of Point Roberts residents regarding a care facility. Your input is … more

Around the Point

Despite struggles to get seasonal staff on board, Whatcom County Parks and Recreation director Michael McFarlane feels optimistic camping will be open on the Point for the Fourth of … more

The 4th of July, Point Roberts style!

Plans for a Fourth of July to make up for the one we missed last year are flourishing. The Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Committee will be hosting the traditional pancake breakfast at the … more

Help wanted: Two open spots on PRCAC

The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) will be going from two at-large members to five, and community members are being encouraged to apply for two open spots. In the wake of the … more

Excessive Heat Warning: Possible temperatures over 100 degrees Sunday and Monday

I am sure everyone knows it is going to be hot this weekend, but the National Weather Service just issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Western Whatcom County including Bellingham and the Cascades of … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: June 21

Whatcom County has had a total of 9,846 confirmed and probable cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to June 21 Washington state Department of Health (DOH) data. The … more

UPDATE: Day 454 U.S./Canada border closure

“I’d be shocked if the border doesn’t open on June 22. Shocked.” Those were the words of Blaine immigration attorney Len Saunders when asked June 15 for an update on the … more

Southwest Airlines sets BLI flights

Southwest Airlines announced the company would begin flights out of Bellingham International Airport (BLI) on November 7. In a June 10 media release, Southwest said it would service Oakland, … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: June 12

Local health officials are urging Whatcom County residents to get vaccinated to avoid severe illness. Between April 3 and May 29, 103 people were hospitalized in Whatcom County who weren’t … more
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