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Sidhu gives his first State of 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

Hybrid students to return to class with 3-foot rule

The Blaine school district expects to return all hybrid students to the classroom Monday, April 19, superintendent Christopher Granger announced in a March 29 community Q&A. Following the state … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 27

As of March 28, Whatcom County has had a total of 7,256 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 227 probable cases (7,483 total cases), according to Washington State … more

Insurance commissioner bans credit scoring for three years

On March 23, Washington state insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler issued an emergency rule prohibiting insurance companies from using credit scores to determine rates on automobile, homeowners and … more

Fourth round of Working Washington grants open

Businesses can apply for the latest round of Working Washington small business grants from the Washington State Department of Commerce. Applications will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday, April … more

Spring is here...

A special anniversary for Point Roberts

April 2021 is a special anniversary in the wider contextual history of Point Roberts. George Vancouver named Point Roberts for his friend Captain Henry Roberts, who was supposed to have used the … more

Covid-19 vaccinations continue apace

A total of 489 Point Roberts residents have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as the vaccination program continues to roll along. Seventy-two people are fully vaccinated and 206 will … more

Go ahead and flush twice: Point sees very low water use

With Canadian seasonal residents barred from crossing the border for most of the year, the water district pumped in less water from Canada than it has in over 30 years. “It’s the … more

PRCAC members pledge to keep on carrying on

The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) is not going into hibernation for 2021 as suggested by Whatcom County executive Satpal Sidhu. Instead, the committee plans to work on … more

Elected offices coming up for a vote

This being a non-Presidential election year, there are a slew of local elected offices up for a vote this November. Those interested in running or re-running as the case may be, must file for … more

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
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