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Thu, Oct 24, 2013 


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

Hundred Mile Banquet supports local food and farms

Earthwise Society will be hosting its fifth annual Hundred Mile Harvest Banquet, a five-course gourmet feast that celebrates local food and community, on Saturday, November 2.

Don't eat the shellfish!

The paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) bio-toxin has been detected at unsafe levels in molluscan shellfish at all Whatcom County beaches.

Fri, Sep 27, 2013 


Seabright Farm rocked to protest radio towers

Opposition to radio towers mounts

Groups on both sides of the border opposing the relocation of KRPI AM radio towers to Point Roberts continue to hatch, as comments pile up in county planning and development offices.

There'll be fishing off the dock next year

The dock at Lighthouse Marine Park could be in by next spring, after county contractor HB Hansen came in with a bid that fit the project's budget.

B.C. plans to lessen backups with tunnel replacement

The premier of B.C. has announced the government will be replacing the George Massey Tunnel with a bridge.

Point Roberts gathers for peace

All we are saying is, give peace a chance.

How hard can it be?

CBP has installed an extra stop sign in the NEXUS lane to shorten waits.

Dial "F" for free

Thanks to Whidbey Telephone Company anyone can make a free local call from the community center and four other locations on the Point, day or night.

Fishing boat goes to the bottom

Bellingham fisherman Steve Christensen and his crew are safe after their boat sank in more than 200 feet of water off Point Roberts in early September.


Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op directors spoke after the screening of GMO OMG at the fire hall on Friday, September 6.

Sign up now for the Art and Craft Fair

The Point Roberts Artisan Guild is putting out the call for local crafters and artists to participate in this year's Art and Craft Fair at the community center.

School board discusses problematic student test scores

At a busy school board meeting September 23, board members heard some bad news regarding student math test results.

Friends of the Library

It's been a busy four months that have just past, with lots of events and lots of contributions.

Travel insurance tips for Canadians

Canadians know to buy health insurance when traveling outside Canada.

Fire and water districts agree to agree

In a show of cooperation, the Point Roberts fire district and water district boards have agreed to jointly pay for a new septic system at the Benson Road fire hall.

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