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Students return to class with masks and vaccines for all staff

About 50 parents and community members assembled outside of the Blaine High School cafeteria to protest governor Jay Inslee’s mandates and encourage the Blaine school board to resist them. … more

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

Covid-19 cases continue to surge Whatcom County health director Erika Lautenbach said the Covid-19 case and hospitalization surge are not yet over. “Our continuing high cases rates … more

Family Days

It’s a good thing Family Days happens on two Saturdays in August, because if you missed last Saturday, you will not want to miss this Saturday! Organized by Sheena Durflinger, and supported by … more

Governor announces tough Covid-19 mandates

In an effort to beat back the Covid-19 Delta variant, Washington state governor Jay Inslee announced some of the toughest mandates in the country on August 18. As of October 18, K-12 educators, … more

The Asian giant hornets are back and being tracked in east Blaine

Many might have cheered at the eradicated Asian giant hornet nest last year, but the fight against the invasive species isn’t over in Whatcom County. The first live Asian giant hornets found in … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: August 14

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Covid-19 hospitalizations are continuing to increase, with 37 people admitted for Covid-19 on August 17, 12 more than last week. Whatcom County has had 469 … more

Recreational crabbing season delayed two days

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) delayed starting recreational crab season in Marine Area 7 North, which encompasses Blaine and Point Roberts, two days until Saturday, August 21. The Swinomish … more

Covid-19 cases described as an “uptick”

There have been 12 recent cases of Covid-19 in Point Roberts, all of which have been asymptomatic or mild, according to SuperTrack’s Dr. Sean Bozorgzad. Speaking at the Point Roberts hospital … more

Good news for Point Roberts residents; businesses, not so much

Updated Canadian rules on crossing the border into Canada brought a measure of relief to residents of Point Roberts, if not the businesses. As of August 9, habitual residents of Point Roberts … more

Crabbing begins next week, Canadian fishing licenses now available to non-residents

Crab season opens next Thursday in Marine Area 7 North which includes Point Roberts, the Strait of Georgia to the Canadian border. It will be open Thursdays through Mondays through September 30. The … more

Keep Calm and Cool Off

If the latest heat wave proves too hot for you, there is a solution close to hand. Fire chief Christopher Carleton has opened up the airconditioned training room at the Benson Road fire hall for … more

Governor mandates vaccines for state workers, local governments weighing options

Governor Jay Inslee is requiring that state, private healthcare and long-term care workers become fully vaccinated by mid-October. As a condition of employment, workers will need to show proof of … more

Day 505: Point Roberts border opens up for U.S. citizens and permanent residents

Point Roberts residents, regardless of vaccination status, will be able to enter Canada 9 p.m. Sunday, August 8. U.S. citizens and permanent residents in Point Roberts, vaccinated and … more

Washington lawmakers call for Point Roberts’ border reopening

U.S. senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and U.S. representative Suzan DelBene sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas August 3 asking him to issue a border exemption … more

Asian giant hornet nest will be shown at Lynden fair before heading to Smithsonian

What started with a Facebook message will end in the Smithsonian. “Hi, I’m Ruthie Danielsen, the beekeeper who organized the trapping for the Asian giant hornet for Whatcom County … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district: July 31

Thirty-six cases of the Delta variant have been detected in Whatcom County since the first case was reported early July. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) said in an August 3 press … more

Point Roberts lockdown t-shirts

These inmate t-shirts are going fast. Chamber of commerce president Brian Calder came up with the idea and brought it to fruition. Get yours at the Marketplace while you still can! more

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
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