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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:32 pm
 


Title: The birth of a ghost town: Point Roberts has lost 80% of its business, hundreds of its residents
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Posted By: DrCaleb
Date: 2020-09-28 06:35:19
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:56 pm
 


Well, I guess. Bet the NW Angle and Hyder aren't doing so hot either. Point Roberts lost it's raison d'être decades ago when BC bars were allowed to open Sundays.
"Sunday services at the Breakers!" who remember those days?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:01 pm
 


herbie herbie:
Well, I guess. Bet the NW Angle and Hyder aren't doing so hot either. Point Roberts lost it's raison d'être decades ago when BC bars were allowed to open Sundays.
"Sunday services at the Breakers!" who remember those days?

I remember going to Breakers a few times, though not specifically on a Sunday. Late 80's was the last time I recall going to Point Roberts at all.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:35 pm
 


No wonder the remaining residents keep trying to join Canada. XD

I guess the new stringent border regulations after September 11th and the fact that they're cut off from their own country has hurt the community big time. Their kids have to travel by bus for an hour each way to school and have to cross the border four times just to get there and back. But on the plus side, they have the option of schooling their kids in BC although the cost is prohibitive for some families given they don't pay school taxes to our gov't.

Sadly if things keep going the way as they are now joining Canada won't be necessary to save their town because there won't be anyone or anything left on those sand dunes. I haven't been back there since 9/11 but, even before then it was a depressing place with nothing going for it. Even their grocery store looked like something you'd see after an LA riot, empty shelves and no real selection. Hard to think of it as a once thriving community like it was decades ago.


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