Mon, Oct 1, 2012
Jeweler Sonja Picard returns to Point Roberts
New commissioner appointed
At yet another special meeting, fire district commissioners Bill Meursing and Stan Riffle appointed Jeff Wilmot to fill the seat vacated by David Gellatly following his resignation last month.
New chief takes a haircut
Point Roberts' new fire chief has accepted a substantial cut in vacation and sick leave, acknowledging that the original contract amount was "way out of bounds for a part-time position."
Labor Day luau at the marina
Circle of Peace in the park
Happy to be here on the Point
"I feel like I've died and gone to heaven," said Alexandra Hunt, as she prepared for her first week on the job as the new health care provider at the Point Roberts clinic.
Family Game Night is starting up again in October at the community center and will be held the third Saturday of every month.
Scoping comment period for proposed coal port begins
Residents can now officially have their say on what should be studied in the Gateway Pacific Terminal siteâs environmental impact statement (EIS).
New trail almost finished
If they build it, they will come - and come and come and come
From the Southlands development to malls planned for the Tsawwassen First Nation, there is growing local interest in development north of the border.
Around the Point
Thu, Sep 20, 2012
Fire commissioners fill vacancy on board
Commissioner Bill Meursing calls on newspaper to "play together."
Thu, Sep 13, 2012
Fire chief accepts haircut on vacation leave
Commissioners have amended the contract with new fire chief Chris Carleton
Thu, Sep 6, 2012
New fire chief gets sweet deal from commissioners
The goodies kept coming in new fire chief's contract with the district
Tue, Sep 4, 2012
Fire district calls special meeting for Wednesday, September 5
Another in a long series of special meetings...
Fri, Aug 31, 2012
Gather up your change for the library
September is Great Change Month, the next push in efforts to raise $500,000 to transform Julius Fire Station on Gulf Road into a new library.
District seeks to lower cost of water
"We're hoping to pursue two avenues at a time," said water commissioner Scott Hackleman, in an effort to find a way out of spiraling water bills.
Fire board fires one chief, hires another
In their third special meeting of the month, fire commissioners Bill Meursing and Stan Riffle accepted a letter of resignation from commission chair David Gellatly, handed the chief's hat to Christopher Carleton and voted to return under the supervision of the Whatcom County medical program director.
Back to school on the Point
First day of school rang loud and early for Point Roberts Primary school students.
Icelandic group visits Blaine, Point Roberts
On August 29 a busload of visitors from Iceland, members of the Canadian Club of Iceland, were guests of the local historical society for a tour of the local cemetery and refreshments at Trinity Lutheran Church, where they shared stories and memorabilia about the Point's Icelandic heritage.
Herons roost in Point Roberts
Great blue herons roost in a tree. Herons typically weigh only 5 to 6 pounds, thanks to their hollow bones.
In their third special meeting of the month, fire commissioners Bill Meursing and Stan Riffle accepted a letter of resignation from commission chair David Gellatly, handed the chiefâs hat to Christopher Carleton and voted to return under the supervision of the Whatcom County medical program director.
PRCAC forwards next project
The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) ticked through their four top projects for the use of Transportation Benefit District (TBD) dollars, forwarding one recommendation to the county, while keeping the remaining three items on their plate.
Fire ban takes effect
As of August 17, open fires are no longer allowed in Whatcom County.
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