News http://thenorthernlight.com/news News RSS Feed Photo: Everything's coming up roses http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_everything_s_coming_up_roses Rafaela Rivera, l., transplants rose seedlings into flats at Van Wingerden Garden Center on April 8. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_everything_s_coming_up_roses Committee to review proposals for vacant airport property http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_committee_to_review_proposals_for_vacant_airport_property After waiting nearly a month for responses, the city is now reviewing qualifications documents submitted by potential developers for the Gateway property – but the application pile isn’t very deep. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_committee_to_review_proposals_for_vacant_airport_property City officials consider a change of name for Blaine http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_city_officials_consider_a_change_of_name_for_blaine Welcome to Blaine Harbor. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_city_officials_consider_a_change_of_name_for_blaine Parks commission will decide Birch Bay park locale http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_parks_commission_will_decide_birch_bay_park_locale For decades, Birch Bay residents have shared a goal of a county park on Birch Bay Drive with restrooms and other public facilities, but lately the groups pushing for a park have disagreed on where it should be located. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_parks_commission_will_decide_birch_bay_park_locale PeaceHealth facilities take precautions to keep spread of measles under control http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_peacehealth_facilities_take_precautions_to_keep_spread_of_measles_under_control Got a fever? Then you’re going to have to wear a mask if you go to any PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) clinic or to St. Joseph Hospital. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_peacehealth_facilities_take_precautions_to_keep_spread_of_measles_under_control Blaine school board director position now open http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_blaine_school_board_director_position_now_open With the resignation of Blaine school board director Susan Holmes, the rest of the board is looking for her replacement. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_blaine_school_board_director_position_now_open Students show off their skills at technology conference http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_students_show_off_their_skills_at_technology_conference Blaine High School students finished strong in what turned out to be the largest Washington Technology Student Association conference in the history of the organization. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_students_show_off_their_skills_at_technology_conference Young at Heart: April http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_young_at_heart__april Welcome wonderful April! We have been waiting for you to arrive. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_young_at_heart__april Blaine High School student sets his sights on the skies for senior project http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_blaine_high_school_student_sets_his_sights_on_the_skies_for_senior_project When it came time to design his senior project, Blaine High School senior Peter Benne found himself looking at the heavens for inspiration. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_blaine_high_school_student_sets_his_sights_on_the_skies_for_senior_project Grow a nutritious garden in a tight space using pots http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_grow_a_nutritious_garden_in_a_tight_space_using_pots Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_grow_a_nutritious_garden_in_a_tight_space_using_pots Police say parents should talk safety http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_police_say_parents_should_talk_safety A report that a man followed and solicited a group of young girls has Blaine police encouraging parents to talk to their kids about what to do if they end up in a similar situation. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_police_say_parents_should_talk_safety County revises marijuana ordinances http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_county_revises_marijuana_ordinances A zoning ordinance for recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated Whatcom County got a second look from Whatcom County Council, and the revised version eased some requirements while adding others. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-09_county_revises_marijuana_ordinances County rules limit new pot business locales http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_county_rules_limit_new_pot_business_locales Stricter regulations passed by Whatcom County Council will prevent many would-be pot growers and processors in unincorporated Whatcom County from setting up shop, but some of those restrictions might only be temporary. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_county_rules_limit_new_pot_business_locales Feds arrest alleged cocaine trafficker at Blaine border http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_feds_arrest_alleged_cocaine_trafficker_at_blaine_border Authorities arrested two men who are accused of trying to smuggle a large quantity of cocaine across the U.S./Canada border this week in Whatcom County. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_feds_arrest_alleged_cocaine_trafficker_at_blaine_border Measles outbreak finds its way into Whatcom County http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_measles_outbreak_finds_its_way_into_whatcom_county Four cases of measles have been confirmed in Whatcom County, and have been linked to the outbreak of measles in the Fraser Valley East, just north of the U.S./Canada border that occurred in early March. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_measles_outbreak_finds_its_way_into_whatcom_county Ways you can help the Oso community http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_ways_you_can_help_the_oso_community All across western Washington and B.C., groups and individuals are rallying to help the victims of the Oso mudslide. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_ways_you_can_help_the_oso_community It's time to tiptoe through the tulip fields http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_it_s_time_to_tiptoe_through_the_tulip_fields Spring is here and while that means the fields in Skagit County are blooming in vibrant colors sure to turn your head, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) is urging drivers to keep their eyes on the road to avoid collisions and unnecessary accidents. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_it_s_time_to_tiptoe_through_the_tulip_fields Who owns what real estate, where and why? http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_who_owns_what_real_estate__where_and_why_ Real estate ownership in Blaine and Birch Bay tends to shift like the tide. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_who_owns_what_real_estate__where_and_why_ Environmentally-friendly tips and advice for maintaining sustainable gardens and lawns http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_environmentally_friendly_tips_and_advice_for_maintaining_sustainable_gardens_and_lawns There are many benefits to gardening in an environmentally friendly way, not the least of which is reducing the amount of harmful chemicals that get washed into local waterways. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_environmentally_friendly_tips_and_advice_for_maintaining_sustainable_gardens_and_lawns Annual heartworm check-up keeps spring in pets' steps http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_annual_heartworm_check_up_keeps_spring_in_pets__steps Spring means many things to dogs and their owners. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-02_annual_heartworm_check_up_keeps_spring_in_pets__steps