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County renews Cando's lease

Whatcom County Council has approved a five-year renewal of Cando Recycling and Disposal’s lease for the transfer station on Johnson Road despite questions about why rent at the Point Roberts … more

Unpermitted road and ditch draws county eyes

Whatcom County enforcement staff are looking into expansive road and drainage work proceeding without permits at the intersection of APA Road and Tyee Drive. Annette Collins, a planner with the … more

ArriveCAN? Who knows?

Whether or not Point Roberts residents seeking to transit B.C. to the mainland U.S. are required to use Canada’s new ArriveCAN app appears to depend on who they encounter at the border – … more

Brainstorming and visioning a care center into existence

Over the last month, since their annual general meeting on February 21, Circle of Care has hosted three sessions of brainstorming and planning, involving over 50 participants in the process of … more

Lighthouse Marine Park prepares for possible reopening

Whatcom County parks staff is getting Lighthouse Marine Park ready for a busy summer season, though that may not happen if current border restrictions remain in place. “Staff is making … more

Obituary – Charley Cragg

Charley Cragg July 1,1995- February 11, 2021 Charley was lost to the sea on February 11. He leaves behind his parents Genevieve and Philip, his brother Max, partner Jennie, grandparents John … more

Church News – April 2021

Resurrection This is the central event, and concept, in Christian theology. The events of Holy Week, leading up to Easter Morning, are the highest holy days of the Christian year. So … more

Rumors squashed: Marketplace will not be closing

Point Roberts Marketplace owner Ali Hayton wants to dispel rumors in the community that the local grocery store will be closing if the border isn’t open by May. “As difficult and … more

Book Review: Lord Don’t Want Me Devil Won’t Take Me, The Life and Times of a Tsawwassen Legend

Lord Don’t Want Me Devil Won’t Take Me, The Life and Times of a Tsawwassen Legend, recounts the life and crimes of Pansy May Stuttard. Tsawwassen historians Jim Dwight and Gary Cullen … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 20

As of March 20, Whatcom County has had a total of 7,094 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 198 probable cases (7,292 total cases), according to Washington State … more

WSDA asks public to continue Asian giant hornet outreach

It’s that time of year again: The days are getting longer, spring flowers are blooming and Asian giant hornets are waking up from winter hibernation. Washington State Department of … more

Vaccinations resume this Sunday at the fire hall

Another 200 or so residents will receive their first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine this Sunday, March 21, if all goes well. The fire department received the vaccines earlier this week and … more

WCLS opens online bookstore for county residents

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS), in partnership with Friends of the Library volunteers and the county library foundation, have opened a new online bookstore for countyresidents. The … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 16

As of March 14, Whatcom County has had a total of 6,995 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 176 probable cases (7,171 total cases), according to Washington State … more

Southwest to offer flights from Bellingham

In need of a vacation? Southwest Airlines announced it will start flights out of Bellingham International Airport (BLI) before the end of the year. “We can’t wait to welcome Southwest … more

Washington moves to Phase 3, return to in-person spectators at sporting events

Governor Jay Inslee has announced that Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery will be transitioning from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process. Inslee also announced a new … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 9

As of March 8, Whatcom County has had a total of 6,858 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 159 probable cases (7,017 total cases), according to Washington State Department … more

Projected vaccine timeline announced for Washington

Governor Jay Inslee announced March 4 a projected Covid-19 vaccine timeline that includes expanding to essential workers on March 22, with others planned to follow in April. Phase 1b Tier 2, which … more

Utility moratorium extended until July 31 for electric, natural gas

Electric and natural gas customers struggling to pay their bills due to the economic impacts of the pandemic have until July 31 before worrying disconnections will restart. On February 23, the … more

Covid-19 vaccinations proceeding smoothly

A total of 280 Covid-19 vaccinations have been administered over the past two weekends, according to Point Roberts fire chief Christopher Carleton. There were 74 shots given on February 20 with … more
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