Wed, Aug 19, 2009 

 

Hawkins ahead in primary results

Blaine incumbent Charlie Hawkins will face off against political newcomer John George in a race for Blaine City Council ward 2, position 4.

News in Brief

Amtrak offers second train to Vancouver • Volunteers needed to nurture trees • Event offers glimpse of live birds of prey • Blaine high school seeks C volleyball coach

City welcomes new assistant public works director

Bill Bullock has been appointed the new Assistant Public Works Director for the City of Blaine, officials announced. Bullock took over the position August 1 after Dave Bren left in June to pursue a teaching career at Bellingham Technical College.

School board continues collective bargaining process

The Blaine school district and the Blaine Education Association (BEA) remain involved in negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement, officials said Monday.

Blaine couple celebrates final victory in wall dispute

After waiting more than three years, Herb and Shirley Leu have finished their yard that sits right on the Canadian border with the blessings of the International Border Commission (IBC), even though litigation is still pending between the former courtroom adversaries.

Blaine grad earns honors

Wed, Aug 12, 2009 

 

Council schedules hearing on sewer extensions

County moves forward on Lincoln Road project

City adjusts water connection fees

Those looking to connect to Blaine’s municipal water during this year could end up paying less than expected.

Health of harbor depends on you

The Puget Sound Restoration Fund (PSRF) and the Community Oyster Farm have played an important role in helping to restore water quality and oyster farming in Drayton Harbor since 2001.

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Boys & Girls clubs close Aug. 19 • Whatcom Hospice seeks volunteers • Birch Bay Lions schedules blood drive • Meeting to discuss rural elements plan • School board to discuss 2010 goals • Voters should mail their ballots early • Rep. Ericksen to discuss healthcare

Blaine City Council candidates discuss their platforms

Museum looks at Blaine’s rich maritime history

Today you can relax, golf and enjoy a pedicure at Semiahmoo Resort, but decades ago visitors to the spit would have found themselves knee-deep in fish guts at the Alaska Packers Association cannery.

2009 Steamboat festival, Drayton Harbor

Wed, Aug 5, 2009 

 

Young at Heart

What's happening at the Blaine Senior Center

City to hold open house on Semiahmoo plans

The city of Blaine will hold an open house on Thursday, August 6 to publicly present the next step in the Semiahmoo Resort’s development plans.

Peace Arch sculptures get pre-Olympics heave-ho

State officials have confirmed that sculptures at Peace Arch Park must be removed before the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. The statement comes after the United States Canada Peace Anniversary Association’s (USCPAA) application to extend the International Sculpture Exhibition to a year was denied.

Journey of 1,000 miles ends in arrest

A thousand-mile joyride across three states ended just north of Custer on Monday morning, August 3, for five Montana teenagers when they were stopped and arrested by Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies working on a tip from the Billings, Montana police.

Toddler drowns in backyard pool

Ava Bock, an 18-month-old girl drowned Tuesday morning at her Boundary Court home in Blaine after climbing into the family swimming pool. She was found unconscious approximately ten minutes later by a family member. The pool is four feet high and ten feet in diameter, said Lisa Moeller, public information officer for the Blaine police department. It has a small ladder on the side.

Reliving the peaceful past...

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Cluck, cluck, cluck • Just Steaming...

Correction

Fri, Jul 31, 2009 

 

August is leak detection month in Blaine, Birch Bay

The City of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District are designating August as “Leak Detection Month.”

Bay Horizon Park could have sunny future in Birch Bay

Community activists and concerned citizens of Birch Bay met with project developers on Tuesday, July 28 to discuss a topic they feel passionately about: Bay Horizon Park.

Community displays outpouring of support for city staffer Debbie Harger

After an overwhelming show of support Monday, Blaine City Council passed a resolution in show of support for city staffer Debbie Harger following accusations that she was given her position by dating a fellow staffer. The accusations were made by city council candidate John George, who is running for the council’s at-large position currently held by Charlie Hawkins.

Blaine couple opens wine tour business

“I just wanted to show people that we have some really great wineries right here in Whatcom County,” said Blaine resident Hollie Joy Hilde who, with her husband Adrian, have opened a wine touring service called Whatcom Wine Tours.

Full sails ahead for Drayton Harbor Days this weekend

Good weather, tall ships, sailboat races and steamboat parades with a calliope playing music that can be heard from Ferndale to Spuzzum (or Tsawwassen). A hilarious amateur raft race through the marina. Games and treasure hunts for the kids. A costume contest and an arts fair.


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