Local News

 

Thu, Nov 7, 2013 

 

Election snapshot

Point Roberts likes the community center and Democrats.

State recommends getting flu vaccine to protect yourself and your family from illness

Flu season is here and now is the time to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and your community from the flu.

Blaine schools welcome officer back to campus

After a prolonged absence due to the economic downturn, the School Resource Officer (SRO) program is back in action in Blaine, thanks to a partnership between the school district and the police department.

Thu, Oct 31, 2013 

 

New healthcare options become available to Washingtonians

With the implementation of many parts of the Affordable Care Act beginning January 1, 2014, new options for affordable health coverage are now available.

Survey says trips to the Point are mostly quick errands

Who crosses the border at Point Roberts?

Thu, Oct 24, 2013 

 

Point Roberts students learn Sumi painting

Artist Sally Roberts teaching Point Roberts Primary School students Sumi painting on October 15.

Radio tower proponents swing into action

Swamped with form letters in support of relocating the KRPI radio towers to Point Roberts and boosting the Punjabi radio stationĂ¢s signal, county planner Suzanne Bosman wants to shut the door on further general comments.

Seabright project moves to the hearing examiner

The Cottages at Seabright Farm project is headed for the hearing examiner, along with an appeal involving the project as it was originally conceived.

Five countries, 50 kilometers later

To celebrate her 50th year, Port Moody resident Karen Paley decided she would challenge herself to complete five 10-kilometer runs in five countries.

Friends of the Library

The fall began well for us with the Great Community Indoor Yard and Bake Sale in mid-October, which netted the new library fund more than $1,500, and also provided returns to the other vendors who participated in the event.

Fire district planning 60th celebration with potluck and old stories

The local fire department is turning 60 this year, and Whatcom County Fire District 5 is inviting the community to celebrate.

Time to get into a little holiday spirit

Local singer Tony Barton is in the holiday spirit again.

Wine and cheese artist reception planned

Nancy Poirier is the featured artist at the community center this fall, and her acrylic paintings are brightening the walls.

Candidates night draws crowd of voters and politicos

A sizeable crowd turned out for the Point Roberts Registered Voters Association candidates' night to hear candidates for local and county offices stump for the vote.

County races of issue to the Point

The November 5 general election will have nearly 120 candidates competing for about 95 available positions in Whatcom County.

Fire commissioner hopefuls present different views

Supporting the status quo or shaking it up is the basic choice before voters as they go to the polls to decide two of the three fire district commissioners.

Art by Buendia

Local artist Eddie Buendia will be displaying acrylic paintings on Friday, November 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Point Roberts Marina Club.

Box your way to fitness

At his home gym on Edwards Drive, retired professional boxer and basketball player Tye Fields is getting the Point in shape.

Point Roberts Press, Inc. wins nine state awards

The Northern Light and its sister publication, the Mount Baker Experience, received a total of nine second place awards in the 2013 Washington Better Newspaper Contest.

Thu, Oct 17, 2013 

 

Liquor control board adopts proposed rules for I-502 implementation

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) filed the CR103 for Initiative 502 on October 16.

Thu, Oct 10, 2013 

 

Point Roberts development project goes to the hearing examiner

The Cottages at Seabright Farm project is headed for the hearing examiner, along with an appeal of the project it has evolved out of.

The fight against the KRPI radio towers hits a snag

Swamped with form letters in support of relocating the KRPI radio towers to Point Roberts and boosting the Punjabi radio station's signal, county planner Suzanne Bosman wants to shut the door on further general comments.

Thu, Oct 3, 2013 

 

Enough with the painting, already

Fire chief Chris Carleton has asked residents to stand down

Be an informed voter come November

Hear what county and local candidates have to say to voters next week


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