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Articles published Wed, Feb 17, 2010

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Letters to the Editor - February 18 - 24, 2010


DOT grants $2.8 million roundabout contract

The Washington State Department of Transportation is one step closer to building two new roundabouts at the I-5/D Street interchange and the corner of Peace Portal and Marine Drive in Blaine after awarding a $2.8 million contract to Interwest Construction, Inc. of Burlington.

Trillium defends scope of Semiahmoo West project

Trillium Corporation should be able to complete a 624-acre development slated for west Blaine even though the zoning has changed since the company filed their planned unit development (PUD) application in October, 2009, the company’s attorneys said in a statement last week.

Big marathon turnout expected

Nearly 150 dedicated runners are registered for the 42nd Annual Birch Bay Marathon and 25K run that sets off this Sunday on the shores of Birch Bay.

Photos from this week's issue - February 18 - 24, 2010

Group to host second ‘Blaine Storming’

A group of local residents have scheduled the second annual “Blaine Storming” meeting, designed to encourage residents to voice their ideas on how to build a stronger community in Blaine.

Board to discuss long-range plan

The Blaine school district board of directors has scheduled a work session from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. February 22 to meet with their long-range planning committee members.

Curves hosts annual food drive

Curves of Blaine is encouraging local women to participate in the annual Curves food drive. With a donation, Curves is offering compelling incentives for both existing and potential members who participate.

Workshop turns junk into art

Bellingham sculpture artist Thor Myhre will facilitate a class at the Loomis Hall Gallery on Martin Street in Blaine this weekend.

Study finds drop in cross-border trade

An analysis just released of economic activity along the U.S.-Canadian border likely reflects the impact of economic recession and tighter border controls, as the value of trade between the two nations dropped 9 percent in 2008 and auto and truck traffic declined nearly 5 percent.

Blaine man finds retirement a time for living

Blaine resident Graham Hunter spent a life in the Royal Canadian Air Force and working as a commercial pilot.

Easy tips to make your home senior friendly

With more older Americans remaining in their homes as they age, it’s important for their houses to be equipped to deal with their changing needs.

County offers prescription drug discount card

Whatcom County has launched a discount card program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescriptions.

Fairhaven College to host Human Rights Film Festival

Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies will co-host the 10th Annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival February 18-25 at venues across Bellingham.

County council to vote on Birch Bay playground

Those wishing to comment on a proposal to grant $100,000 to fund a Bay Horizon Park playground can still do so.


Blaine boys and girls basketball

Borderite wrestlers continue their trek to dome


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