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Articles published Wed, Sep 16, 2009

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Letters to the Editor - September 17 - 23, 2009


September is ovarian cancer awareness month

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Three years ago, Pete Kremen, Whatcom County Executive, and the Whatcom County Council issued their first proclamation designating the month of September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Whatcom County.

Birch Bay family finds new home and friends

One day last February Marlene Ness was waiting for her husband to show up for morning coffee after spending the night in a small travel trailer they’d just bought for $200.

Former B.C. tourism official gives Olympic tips

Birch Bay and Blaine should do everything possible to make sure people outside the region are aware of the accommodations available to tourists during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, even if it means parking a trailer alongside the freeway with a banner on the side.

Blaine planning director Terry Galvin resigns

In their regular meeting Monday, Blaine City Council voted to authorize a separation agreement with Terry Galvin who has served as the city’s director of community development for nearly 10 years.

City considers nixing impact fees

Those wishing to have a say in Blaine City Council’s proposal to remove development impact fees in the city of Blaine will want to attend a public hearing on Monday, September 28.

News in Brief

Paso del Norte seeks photo submissions • Border agents nab 37 pounds of ecstacy • Candidate’s forum scheduled Wednesday • Walk to school day is October 14 • Murder suspect apprehended in Blaine 

Olympics response center opens

The first operational test of the combined 2010 Olympics Coordination Center (OCC) in Bellingham has been pronounced a success by officials at the local, state and federal levels.

As Yard of Week season ends, Blaine is still beautiful

Amazing yards, amazing people, and an amazing community, sum up the 2009 Yard of the Week season. The Blaine is Beautiful committee presented its final award for the year and would like to thank all of the award winners as well as everyone who participated in Blaine to make their yards and gardens so incredible this year.

Now is the time to start winterizing your home

Green is the new trend in home decor

As Americans spend more time at home, it’s no surprise homeowners are looking for ways to enhance their at-home surroundings. This season, there is an array of new trends in home decor to help on that quest.

Construction begins on new $3.9 million PSE substation

Puget Sound Energy customers in the Blaine and Birch Bay areas of Whatcom County will soon benefit from an upgraded electric system as the utility this week begins constructing a new $3.9 million substation at 4390 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Blaine.


Blaine de-feathers Anacortes Seahawks

Senior Brandon Heggem said it best after tackling Anacortes’s Landon Macy behind his own goal line for a two point safety early in Friday’s home league opener: “We’re the best defense in the league.” It was the first two point score of his career, a feather in any lineman’s helmet to be sure.


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