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Articles published Wed, Apr 4, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: April 5 - April 11, 2012


Canadian lane changes cause delays on U.S. side

Border crossing improvements on the Canadian side have frazzled more than a few nerves south of the border as Canadian drivers heading home cause backups on the truck route.

Former wine shop, deli in Birch Bay has new owners

The space that once held CJ Wijns in Birch Bay has new owners who are on the hunt for new tenants.

Port of Bellingham director resigns over internal disagreements

Port of Bellingham commissioners have accepted the resignation of port director Charlie Sheldon after months of internal bickering.

Lodging tax revenue could help promote Birch Bay

The money is there, and all the business owners in Birch Bay need is a plan.That was the message Mt. Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce (MBFCC) president Carole MacDonald sought to convey to Birch Bay business owners and residents at a meeting at the Birch Bay Waterslides the evening of March 29.

Whatcom County officials: Cherry Point permit paperwork now complete

Whatcom County’s planning supervisor has declared the permit applications for the Gateway Pacific Terminal project complete, starting the clock for an extensive environmental review process that will begin this summer.

Nearly $1.4 million in drugs seized at I-5 rest stop

An attempted vehicle stop by U.S. Border Patrol agents ended with the seizure of $1.4 million in drugs but no driver.

Blaine man accused of raping autistic teenager

A 36-year-old Blaine man has been accused of raping a teenager with autism under his care.

Discover Pass now transferable between two vehicles

After signing the Discover Pass program into law less than a year ago, Governor Christine Gregoire has approved legislation making the $30 pass transferable between two vehicles.

Peace Portal Trail improvements slated for completion this summer

Blaine officials have announced the due date for construction bids on a project that will improve a section of trail alongside Peace Portal Drive.

Upfront Theatre to perform in Blaine for band fundraiser

The Blaine Performing Arts Center will host a comedy troupe from Bellingham to raise money for the Blaine High School Wind Ensemble’s 2013 trip to Japan.

Celebrate Easter with community worship service

Come 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 8, the Freedom Fellowship worship team will have been up and at Blaine’s Marine Park for three hours, preparing for the annual Easter Sunrise Service.

Blaine school board selects architect for science, special education upgrade projects

The Blaine school board has approved the selection of John Stewart Architects as the architect for the science building modernization and special education remodel projects.

Let’s Move! Blaine! unveils plans for local community farm shares

The Let’s Move! Blaine! coalition is teaming up with a farm in Ferndale to make fresh fruits and vegetables available to Blaine Elementary School students.

Easter a busy time of year for The C Shop

Got bunnies? More than 100 unique varieties of chocolate rabbits are currently available at Birch Bay’s C Shop. The boutique offers chocolate treats for every budget and palate – starting as low as $3, and available in white, milk and dark chocolate.

Young at Heart: April brings events of all kinds

The Blaine Senior/Activity Center welcomes April, with the long-awaited arrival of Spring and two of the centers annual fundraising events.


Bonnie Jean Wagner: December 3, 1951 to March 31, 2012

Bonnie Jean Wagner, 60, of Blaine, WA, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2012, after a year-long battle with cancer.


Police Reports: March 28 - April 4, 2012

Police reports for the Blaine Police Department for March 28 through April 4, 2012


Runners swarm Birch Bay Drive during seventh annual Birch Bay Road race

Just more than 500 runners and walkers of all skill levels turned out to the seventh annual Birch Bay Road Race on Saturday, March 31.


Borderite Sports Briefs

A round up of Borderite sports action from the week ending April 4.


CBP offers advice for traveling during Easter weekend

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are advising Easter weekend border crossers to plan ahead to minimize travel delays.


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