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Friday Market

A Friday evening market has sprouted up adjacent to the Point Roberts Marina basin. The Make it, Bake it, or Grow it Market will be open on Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. on the lawn at the top of the … more

Burn ban revised to allow charcoal BBQs

“We are in a full burn ban,” says local fire chief Christopher Carleton. Dry conditions and increased fire danger call for further burn restrictions, and as of July 7, the Whatcom … more

Governor makes historic trip to Point

“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 … more

Fire district ups Covid-19 testing

The local fire department is anticipating testing 100 people a week for Covid-19 as residents and visitors try and navigate changing rules to get back and forth across the border. “They are … more

Family Days coming in August

Plans for two days of summer fun continue to grow and evolve, thanks to a growing number of sponsors and community donors. Family Days will be held on two Saturdays, August 14 and 21 from 4 p.m. … more

The border cracks opens slightly, questions remain

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

Trinity Church in danger of collapse

Trinity Community Lutheran Church, a fixture of Point Roberts since 1913, is in danger of collapsing and requires $200,000 in repairs, according to Andy Marr who is heading the fundraising … more

PRCAC to hold special meeting

The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) will host a townhall meeting to allow candidates for the remaining two at-large positions to meet the community. “We have three … more

Nice of you to bring $100,000 with you, guv!

Jay Inslee, l., became just the third governor to visit Point Roberts when he arrived with $100,000 in emergency funds to help the International Marketplace stay in business until the border reopens. more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district: July 24

The Delta variant has not been detected in Whatcom County since the first case was reported July 7, but the Washington State Department of Health is warning about its spread as Covid-19 cases … more

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

Police reform in Washington: An editorial from local law enforcement

Washington recently enacted a myriad of new police reform laws. While law enforcement leadership in Whatcom County supports efforts to enhance training, professionalism and accountability, as well as … 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
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