Fri, Aug 31, 2012
Fire ban takes effect
As of August 17, open fires are no longer allowed in Whatcom County.
A night of laughs
Laughter filled the community center at the 13th Annual International Joke Telling Contest.
The case for preserving the Point's orchard heritage
Anyone who has taken a late summer walk along the roads and trails of our small community has surely noticed the hundreds of orchard trees that dot the pastures, meadows, forests and backyards of Point Roberts.
Attempts to create safe trails encounter active resistance
As county parks crews begin work to implement the trail improvement plan for Lily Point Marine Park they are up against park users who think itâs fine the way it is and are actively demonstrating their beliefs.
Former resident hits the big screen
A former resident of Point Roberts is becoming a movie star this month, only itâs not a person â itâs a motor home.
People of the Point
School board approves 2012/13 budget
Blaine school district commissioners gave their final imprimatur on the districtâs 2012-2013 budget in a 5-0 vote.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012
Fire district calls special meeting for Wednesday, August 29
Commissioner David Gellatly to resign
Thu, Aug 23, 2012
Lots of questions but no answers at PR fire commissioners meeting
Even standing room was in short supply as more than 100 people turned out to protest the termination of fire chief Nick Kiniski, or to at least find out why commissioners fired him.
Whatcom County announces burn restrictions due to hot weather
As of last Friday, setting fires to clear land or destroy yard waste is no longer allowed in Whatcom County.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012
Point Roberts fire commissioners to hold special meeting
On the heels of ending Nick Kiniski’s tenure as Point Roberts fire chief, Point Roberts fire commissioners will hold a special meeting this Wednesday to discuss “personnel matters.”
Thu, Aug 16, 2012
Point fire commissioners end Nick Kiniski’s stint as fire chief
Point Roberts fire district commissioners have fired fire chief and local paramedic Nick Kiniski.
After long wait, crabbers hit waters off the Point
At long last, the waters off Point Roberts will be open to recreational crabbing starting today, Thursday August 16.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012
Surplus produce can donated to benefit new library
Have a bumper crop of plums? Has your kale gone crazy? Consider donating your bounty towards building a new library for Point Roberts.
PSE to provide energy-saving opportunities to Point business owners
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) representatives will visit Point Roberts August 27 and 28 to teach small business owners about saving electricity and money.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012
Health department proposes changes to septic rules
Whatcom County Health Department officials are floating changes to septic system regulations that could mean stiffer enforcement for septic-system owners countywide, but some Whatcom County Council members are skeptical of the new direction.
Fri, Jul 27, 2012
Community honors the Lesters
More than 100 well-wishers packed the community center on June 30 to pay tribute to Ed and Virginia Lester and to celebrate the couple’s retirement from the Point Roberts Clinic.
Summer on the Point
The Point Roberts kids camp, a local parks district program, has had the kids climbing trees, exploring the beach and all the other things kids like to do during summer vacation.
Get ready as the beat goes on
Local and visiting artists and performers are getting ready to fire up Lighthouse Marine Park for the annual Arts and Music Festival on the B.C. Day long weekend.
Fire district leaders smoulder
Simmering discord between fire chief Nick Kiniski and commissioners came to a head as commissioners spent an hour behind closed doors and came out with changes to Kiniski’s position and how the department is administered.
“There’s going to be spillover for Point Roberts”
“Change is coming to Tsawwassen,” Delta Chamber of Commerce past president Ian Tait told members of the Point Roberts Taxpayers Association during a rapid-fire speech outlining developments underway in Delta. “This is the most significant economic development opportunity the community can latch onto.”
Quick response saves man’s life
Family and friends of 19-year-old James Richardson came to Point Roberts to thank the firefighters and emergency medical personnel who saved his life.
County says back to square one
County planners are recommending denial of the Point Roberts Beach Club application after the state rejected the proposed sewer system for the project.
Proposed redesign could delay Point Roberts cell tower
Concerns about nesting eagles have meant another delay for the construction of a cell phone tower in Point Roberts.
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