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Articles published Thu, Sep 16, 2010

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Letters to the Editor - September 16-22, 2010


Group studies feasibility of Blaine train stop

Blaine could be the next stop on the map for commuter train traffic as soon as 2012 if the results of a study by a public transportation advocacy group are favorable.

46-unit project in works for Birch Bay

During a time in which the construction industry has nearly grinded to a halt, one local developer is trying to make a go of it by capitalizing on one of Birch Bay’s not-so-niche markets – Canadian buyers.

Seal shootings on rise around the bay

Local wildlife officials expressed alarm this week after 11 dead seals washed up on the shores of Point Roberts and Blaine over the three days of Labor Day weekend.

Blaine man, 54, nailed with 3 DUIs in one night

A Blaine resident managed to accumulate three DUI charges in one night after an evening drive down Sweet Road resulted in two crashed cars and a wounded forehead.

In local color...

The works of Blaine artist Donna-Lee Elke are currently on display at The Loft at Works On Canvas in Bellingham.

September is ‘Eat Local Month.’

September is ‘Eat Local Month.’ For a list of participating restaurants, visit

Stafholt wins award

Stafholt Good Samaritan Center in Blaine recently earned the “My Innerview’s 2009 Excellence in Action Award Recognizing Commitment to Superior Customer Satisfaction” award from The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for their performance.

County proposes new zoning changes

Potential zoning changes could limit development in several areas near Blaine and Birch Bay if the Whatcom County Council approves a resolution currently in the works.

Play It Again event to benefit PAA

The Pacific Arts Association has scheduled a dinner and fundraising concert at Semiahmoo Resort to benefit their annual Blaine Jazz Festival.

Man dies at Blaine border crossing

A single vehicle collision took the life of a 54-year-old Surrey man at the Pacific Highway border crossing in Surrey Tuesday night.

46-unit Tides At Birch Bay condominium project under construction

An artist’s rendering of the planned 46-unit Tides At Birch Bay condominium project under construction off Alderson Road.

Volunteer to help farmers, hungry

Applications are now available for the 2011 Food to Bank On, a Sustainable Connections project that connects beginning sustainable farmers with training, mentors and market support while providing fresh high-quality food to Whatcom’s hungry.

Blaine test scores a mixed bag

The results for the new state educational assessment tests are in and they present a mixed bag of results to the Blaine school district.

Home detoxification 101

Keeping your family healthy is about more than just making sure everybody eats right and gets plenty of rest.

BTAC hears grant proposals for 2011 funding

In a demonstration of the old adege, the early bird gets the worm, 10 groups applied for tourism funding in presentations to Blaine Tourism Advisory Council (BTAC) members at an early morning meeting last Thursday.


Football: Borderites sink in storm of mistakes

Legendary former USC and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach John McKay had a famously notorious answer when, after another Buccaneers loss, he was asked how he felt about his team’s execution.

Borderites topple Mountaineers 2-1 at home

Two goals from senior forward Samantha Nault propelled the Borderite girls’ team to their first conference play win of the season, 2-1, against the Mt. Baker Mountaineers Tuesday afternoon.


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