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Fri, Jan 1, 2010 


Seattle stylist calling the Point home

Stephen Hedlund likes to be known as a hair designer, and he talks about hair as an artistic medium, not a hairdo.

School planning meeting set

We hope that each of our Point Roberts families finds time for rest and relaxation during this holiday season.

2009 in ReviewA Look Back at The Year Just Gone By

Now, 2009 was quite the year. The country fell into the worst recession since the Great Depression, the banks that sent us there got the biggest taxpayer...

No end seen in trash hauling saga

With no other takers for a garbage permit, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) has consolidated the two existing applications...

2009 in Review

Point Roberts Public Hospital DistrictBy Margery Biery

Tue, Dec 1, 2009 


Fancy a career in trash

If there are any more takers for the garbage system they have another chance to throw their hat in the ring.

Barge hotel floats into the marina

“Not everyone can say they have an old barge,” said marina owner Steve MacKay. “The barge is such a cool unit.”


Food, wine and accessories... The store at Brewster’s Restaurant has plenty of tempting goods on offer, all at reasonable prices.

Are you coming to the Fair?

The Christmas Craft Fair team is busy fine-tuning this year’s event. When you arrive you will be greeted with a wee cup of apple cider. Christmas...

New preschool play group forms

A group of local parents in collaboration with the Blaine school district has created a biweekly preschool play group at the Point Roberts primary school...

Swine flu shots available locally

The Point Roberts clinic is now offering H1N1 vaccine appointments to patients in high-risk categories.

2009 Election Results


New septic rules brings out the local crowd

There may be changes coming to septic inspections rules, but they wouldn’t go into effect until after the date the county is telling local property...

Local clinic walloped with big fat fee

The Point Roberts hospital district is exploring alternatives to Interfaith Community Health Center after the service provider asked for a 26 percent increase...

Board throws cold water on idea

Tom Miller used less water in six months than the water district allocates as the monthly base allowance for a household.

Sun, Nov 1, 2009 


Deadline looms for septic checks

Point Roberts property owners are being given until early December to get their septic systems inspected.

Homeless students population up

The Blaine school board memberslearned some disturbing facts about homeless students in the Blaine school district at its last board meeting.

Vancouver Opera turns 50 this year

Popular administrator stricken

Blaine school administrator Deb Cummings has a motto on her e-mail – “It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do with what ...

Water district may have to go back to ratepayer well

The local water district will continue to wait for new funding opportunities before moving forward with the replacement of failing water mains.

Border reform?

WWU’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) and Center for Canadian American Studies will host “Immigration Reform: What’s at Stake...

School district begins new planning

The Blaine school board directors are asking the community to join them in charting the course for local schools in the next five years.“The board...

Former hauler applies for garbage approval

The regulatory waters surrounding garbage pick up in Point Roberts just got even muddier.

County hogs first supplies of flu vaccine

As deaths associated with influenza topped 1,000 nationwide and President Barack Obama declared a state of national emergency, the local clinic prepared...

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