Mon, Oct 1, 2012
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.
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.
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