Thu, Jun 24, 2010 

 

Tips to help celebrate Fourth of July safe and legally

Local law and fire officials are advising consumers to exercise caution when using fireworks this Fourth of July.

Northwest Park & Recreation District 2’s All Comers Track Meet

Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 has organized the all ages track and field competition “All Comers Track and Field 2010” at the Blaine high school track on Thursday evenings.

Thu, Jun 17, 2010 

 

Tax exemption described as ‘big hit’

Visitors from British Columbia will soon be excempt from paying state and local sales tax after a ruling by the department of revenue (DOR) last week.

2010 Blaine High School Graduation

2010 Blaine High School Graduation Photos

Happy 15th to us!

This issue marks the 15th anniversary of The Northern Light.

City of Blaine presents its six-year transportation plan

As required by state law, the city of Blaine has updated its six-year transportation plan.

Blaine and Birch Bay fare well in tourism study

Blaine and Birch Bay are among the top five tourist destinations in Whatcom County, according to a survey and report on Whatcom County tourists.

Briefs

Briefs

Pastor Bob Rieke retiring

Pastor Bob Rieke of Blaine United Church of Christ will retire June 30 after 37 years of ordained ministry.

See how it’s done sustainably

Sustainable Connections’ Eighth annual Imagine This! home and landscape tour showcases the best examples of natural, eco-friendly homes and landscapes.

Looking for something useful to do with your spare time?

Feeling up for a little participatory democracy? If so, Whatcom County has a number of boards and commissions you can sit on.

Time to give it up for our furry friends

Bay Cafe in Birch Bay is collecting donations of door prize items for a musical concert benefiting the Grey Muzzle Organization and the Whatcom and Alternative Humane societies as well as all animals rescued from the Sumas bestiality farm.

Here comes the nutty season

Business publisher Tony Larson announced his candidacy for the Whatcom County Council seat being vacated by Ward Nelson.

Young people doing well...

Young people doing well...

Honors roll in for Olason

Star Borderite pitcher Kyle Olason’s resume of honors continues to grow.

Thu, Jun 10, 2010 

 

Birch Bay boy helps organize children’s fundraiser

A benefit concert organized by a 9-year-old Birch Bay boy who underwent a kidney transplant in 2006 will raise money to help other children with health issues.

Hands Across The Border festival this Sunday

After a two-year hiatus, the annual Hands Across the Border celebration will reconvene this weekend, closing both northbound and southbound I-5 lanes at the Peace Arch border crossing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Roundabout project postponed because of rain

Construction of a single-lane roundabout at Blaine and Grandview roads has been postponed until July because of wet weather, according to officials from BP Cherry Point Refinery, the company that is funding the project.

Travelers can expect changes at border

Travelers entering the United States at the Peace Arch port of entry over the next several months will find reconfigured lanes and additional inspection booths in place to ease normal increases in cross-border traffic resulting from summer travel and construction activities.

Meeting to discuss six-year road plan

The city of Blaine has scheduled a public hearing to decide on its $2.2 million six-year transportation plan for 2011-2016.

Take a walk on the wild side

Those wanting to explore the life, geology and beauty of Semiahmoo spit under a rising full moon will want to attend a full moon walk hosted by the Wild Whatcom Walks outdoor exploration organization.

District to host retirement party

Four Blaine school district employees have announced their plans to retire as the school year ends.

New cell phone, texting laws in effect beginning Thursday

On Thursday, June 10, police agencies around the state begin enforcing Washington’s newly-revised law restricting the use of wireless devices by drivers.

Biotoxins close county beaches to shellfish harvest

Marine biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) have been detected at high levels in shellfish samples collected from Squalicum Harbor, Birch Bay and Semiahmoo Spit.

County considers tightened rules on home businesses

Whatcom County Council will take another look at proposed regulations impacting home-based business, after voting unanimously to send proposed changes back to the council's planning committee.

Blaine high school Evening of the Arts, June 3, 2010

Awards Night

NOAA finds orcas eat specific salmon

New advances in genetic testing have allowed scientists to determine the specific origin of Chinook salmon that were consumed by killer whales in the inland waters of Washington and British Columbia, according to new research by NOAA scientists and others.


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