Letters to the Editor: November 8 - November 14, 2012

Published on Wed, Nov 7, 2012
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The Editor:

We would like to invite any veterans in our community to be recognized for their service by the students and staff of the Blaine Elementary School. Veterans, please join us at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, November 9 at the Blaine Performing Arts Center.

Cindy Freeman
Blaine School District

The Editor:

The front page of the November 1 edition of The Northern Light is a perfect example of how environmentalists make a bad economy worse. Above the fold is the Semiahmoo hotel closure with 200 jobs lost. Below the fold is a story about another program by environmentalists. 
Although it appears that this program may be funded privately, many are not. Between wetlands obsession, bag bans, restrictions on recreational lake usage and the myriad of environmental laws, is it any wonder why businesses would rather go somewhere they can actually open a business without bowing to the Green Mafia? The Gateway Pacific Terminal project is another great example. Here is a project that would employ hundreds of people with high-paying jobs. 
But once again, the environmentalists are trying to block it.  But then again, why should they worry about the economy when the government can take care of them, at least until the money runs out. Where does it end? 

Paul LaFaver
Birch Bay

The Editor:

Someone is posting personal ‘witticisms’ on the signboard in front of the North County Fire and Rescue District 21 building on the Birch Bay-Lynden Road. I believe this signboard is provided for official fire station information only. These messages tend to be several lines long.
In my opinion, such postings should be prohibited. They constitute a driving distraction.

Thomas Kimberly
Birch Bay

The Editor:

I’ve forgotten the reason a casino can’t be built at the Semiahmoo hotel. Now what are the options? How about a retirement assisted living facility, a hospital or a jail? A casino still sounds good now, doesn’t it? Just my opinion, of course. There must be a way.

Dorothy Bush

The Editor: 

Our Blaine Primary School kids grades K- 2 enjoyed our annual Primary School PTO Fall Harvest Festival on October 24. A great time was had by all! 
The kids (and some adventurous parents) were dressed in their Halloween best and enjoyed games, food, the famous cakewalk – and to remember the night, photos by Janell Summer Photography. Thanks, Janell, for donating your time and fabulous skills to our kiddos.
Some pretty awesome Blaine High School students helped out running games and our Blaine High cheerleaders painted faces all night long. The kids love to see the older students taking an interest in what they have going on.
We feasted on hot dogs, chili, salad, cotton candy (to keep the kids going) and coffee (to keep us parents going). Thank you to Pacific Building Center, Woods Coffee, Paso del Norte and Bob’s Burgers and Brew for your generosity and ongoing support. We can’t thank this great community of Blaine enough! Thank you! 

Rachel Hrutfiord, president
Blaine Primary PTO

The Editor:

Electrosmogs killed my frogs, now it’s polluting my whiplash.
I had 1,300 bullfrogs in my pond until a nearby power line was activated – no more bullfrogs.
Now that I am aware of electromagnetic pollution, I understand why my whiplash became sensitive to power lines, cell phone towers, wireless internet connections, televisions, household electrical wiring, appliances and microwaves and became more and more sensitive over time.
Power lines, cell phone towers and wireless internet connections make my arms and legs jump painfully, like a bullfrog. Not a fun future for frogs, societies or me.
Painfully concerned without answers.

Donald W. Huston

Dear Editor:

As a resident of Blaine, I enjoy reading The Northern Light. Would it be possible to include a crossword puzzle in your paper? 
Thank you, 

Kelly Blakesley

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