Thu, Jul 12, 2001 

 

Water negotiations on track

The growing community of Birch Bay wants to ensure its future ability to grow. The area went through a growth moratorium in the early 90s and Birch Bay...

Exchange students need hosts

Sophia Costima and Yumi Nakauchi have recently returned to their homes in Germany and Japan after spending 10 months with Blaine host families, the Nelsons...

Last chance for summer lessons

“We have to establish early in school children (and adults) the belief that music belongs to everyone and is, with a little effort, available to everyone...

Birch Bay planning takes a break

The Birch Bay planning process is moving into its next stage, hanging the flesh on the basic plan developed by the Birch Bay steering committee and neighborhood...

Semiahmoo neighbors supportcity direction

“We’re not there to debate or argue,” said Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic to 25 Blaine residents at the first in the city’s community...

Birch Bay assault suspect shot by deputy

A Whatcom County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a 55-year-old Birch Bay man suspected of physically assaulting the woman he shared a home with. ...

Thu, Jul 5, 2001 

 

Plenty of fun lined up for Kids Kamp

Semiahmoo Kids Kamp is offering local kids a week or a summer’s worth of fun and learning. Open to children aged 5 to 12, the program concentrates...

Park Programs

BP Cherry Point Refinery and Birch Bay State Park have begun their 2001 Summer Interpretive Programs which are held at the park’s wildlife theater.Call...

It's good to have friends in nice places

Birch Bay State Park has a lot of friends, but park ranger Ted Morris wanted to make it official. Following some initial legwork, the Friends of Birch ...

City adopts transportation goals

Only one member of the public had anything to say about the city’s transportation goals, and council unanimously adopted the staff recommendation ...

Finally, some decent power news

On Friday, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) acting administrator Steven Wright announced that predicted wholesale power rate increases would be substantially...

If at first you don't succeed, try again

Blaine voters will get the chance to topple city hall and replace the current city government with new council members and an elected mayor.County auditor...

Fire districts 3, 5 & 13 sign consolidation agreement

Fire commissioners from fire district 13 and two other fire districts have signed an agreement creating a unified fire and rescue service for northern ...

Speak up or forever hold your piece of mind...

Rather than gather together members of city government and leaders of local organizations to give the city its annual check-up, city manager Gary Tomsic...

Thu, Jun 28, 2001 

 

ARCHIVESOf grades and grads...

The full time Blaine high school students listed below received a 4.0 grade point average.Sophomore: Grace Coulter, Wesley Hubbard, Emily Nauman, Linsey...

ARCHIVESChampers, anybody?

The neighboring communities of White Rock and Blaine will celebrate their nation’s birthdays with a champagne toast across the border this weekend...

ARCHIVESLand donated for greenbelt

Retired United Church of Christ pastor Don Walter and his previous wife Lila Young have given the city a small triangle of land that at one time was intended...

ARCHIVESThe C Shop tradition carries on...

Thirty years ago on June 26 when the C Shop opened, there were no sandwiches, baked goods or pizza, and many of the delectable candies you’ll find...

ARCHIVESWebsite shut down by FTC

Owners of a local home business are facing charges of false advertising and deceptive business practices. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleges that...

ARCHIVESDissenters back for another try

Citizens who want an elected mayor to run the city of Blaine hope to see the question before voters again this fall. Proponents of changing the city’...

ARCHIVESLengthy Blaine-Lummi negotiations finally bear fruit

“When I first talked about this two years ago I was full of anger and fear. Now I’m full of excitement and anticipation,” said Lummi Indian...

ARCHIVESLavish pyrotechnics to light the 4th of July

Opening with a red crackling comet and five rounds of red flash artillery, and ending with an onslaught of titanium salutes with tourbillons and crackling...

Thu, Jun 21, 2001 

 

Evening of the Arts 2001

Blaine High School celebrated student accomplishments in visual arts, music and drama on the evening of May 30 at the Performing Arts Center. The event...

Record seizure at border

Canadian customs agents at the Pacific Highway Truck Crossing seized 49.5 kilograms (109 pounds) and $65,000 in U.S. Currency on June 14. It was the largest...

Community theater auditions

The Blaine Community Theater is holding auditions for the fall production of Moon Over Buffalo.

Blaine airport goes online

Pilots heading to Blaine can now check out the weather in Blaine before they head out into the wild blue yonder.

Tosco cleans up oil spill

An oil tanker unloading Alaskan crude spilled more than 1,500 gallons of oil into Georgia Straight June 13.


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