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Sidhu delivers first State of the County address

County executive Satpal Sidhu gave his first State of the County address at the April 6 Whatcom County Council meeting, outlining the tumultuous year since he took office in January 2020 and … more

Lighthouse Park camping looking better but still not for sure

With one seasonal staffer on board and a candidate to fill the second position, the Whatcom County Parks and Recreation department is poised to have a limited opening of the Lighthouse Marine Park … more

PRCAC to hold candidate meeting

With the Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce opting to withdraw from the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC), the remaining committee members have voted to ask that the county designate … more

In the days of Ben's Store...

For 64 years, the corner of Tyee Drive and Gulf Road was anchored by a Point Roberts institution, Ben’s Store. A pillar of the community, Ben’s Store was a true general store, providing … more

Getting closer: 664 vaccinated through fire district and health clinic program

A total of 664 people have now been vaccinated through the fire district and health clinic program. Second doses were administered to 203 people on Sunday, April 25 in a well-organized and efficient … more

Crossings – May 2021

January 2021 (2020): Vehicles – 12,248 (135,730); Pedestrians – 2 (1,488); Commercial – 275 (1,617). February 2021 (2020 ): Vehicles – 11,172 (151,777); Pedestrians - 11 … more

People of the Point: Breeda and Mike

Joining a welcome group of newcomers, Breeda Desmond and Mike Bell find life in Point Roberts is “even better than we could have believed.” And they didn’t find us online. Their … more

Church News – May 2021

Just over a week ago, we observed Earth Day. And just over a week from now, we will celebrate Mother’s Day. So it seems appropriate to explore our Biblical and theological call to honor our … more

Church needs financial assistance

The sanctuary at Trinity Lutheran Church will remain unusable until a $200,000 stabilization project can make the 100-year-old worship room buildingsafe. Church manager Louise Cassidy said they … more

Canada travel ill-advised: CDC

The CDC continues to advise Americans not to travel to Canada, even if vaccinated. The agency issued its highest Covid-19 alert for travelers on April 2, advising that Covid-19 levels in Canada were … more

Regenerative farm planned for site

Owners of a Point Roberts property that has drawn county scrutiny for extensive land disturbance say they are working to build a farm. “It will all be regenerative farming combining … more

A home-grown 4th of July coming up

Ideas for this year’s Fourth of July in Point Roberts are coming from a group of community-based volunteers who want to create a special, grass roots event, by and for the community. While … more

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

Whatcom County has had a total of 7,991 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 305 probable cases (8,296 total cases), according to April 26 Washington State Department of … more

Point Roberts student tests positive for Covid-19, other bus riders subsequently tested

A Point Roberts student who travels to the Blaine campus on the school bus reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 early this week. According to fire chief Christopher Carleton, around 15 individuals … more

Vaccination clinic and Covid-19 testing to be held this weekend

A majority of Point Roberts residents over the age of 16 have now received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine so far in the drive by the fire district and health clinic to vaccinate the Point to … more

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

As of April 19, all people 16 and older in the U.S. are now eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine. Every adult became eligible in Washington just a few days before on April 15. Whatcom County has had a … more

County council rewrites indecent exposure law to allow public breastfeeding

In its April 6 meeting, Whatcom County Council unanimously amended its indecent exposure code to include an exception for breastfeeding. Previously, with the way code was written, it could be … more

Border closure extended again, closed until at least May 21

The U.S./Canada border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least May 21 after officials on both sides of the border announced its extension. The 13th extension was announced April 20, … more
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