Wed, May 1, 2013 

 

Blessing of the Fleet is a time to remember

The annual Blessing of the Fleet will be held this Sunday, May 5 at the Blaine harbormaster's building in the meeting room at 1:30 p.m.

Think green when boating

Boaters are drawn to boating for many different reasons, but I think all can agree that boating allows us to access and experience unique parts of our planet that can only be reached by water.

Luke, Knutzen throw their hats in the election ring for county council seats

The current chair of the Whatcom County Planning Commission, Michelle Luke, has announced her candidacy for Whatcom County Council District 3, position A against incumbent Carl Weimer.

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 

 

Coal dust worries across the border spark new studies by municipalities

A major concern of residents opposed to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal/Custer Spur project is the potential impact on their health and the environment.

Feds propose feasibility study for border crossing fees

A proposal raising the possibility of border crossing fees that was buried in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) 2014 budget request has sparked outrage and concern in border towns across the country.

Boozy bow and arrow outburst leads to three months in the cooler

A Birch Bay man avoided being charged with second-degree assault for aiming a bow and arrow at his girlfriend, but pleaded guilty to attempted unlawful imprisonment and attempted second-degree arson.

Paso del Norte hosts Senior Grad Night fundraiser

The owners of Paso del Norte restaurant are helping Blaine High School seniors safely celebrate their graduation in a drug- and alcohol-free party following the graduation ceremony in June.

Shellfish tours teach about ecosystem

The Garden of the Salish Sea: Education and Community Outreach program will be offering public tours of the Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm on Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Council seat now vacant

At the April 22 regular city council meeting, Ken Oplinger resigned from his position as city council member, effective immediately.

Correction

Tsunami debris can carry non-native plants and animals

Debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan is washing up on the shores of the Pacific Northwest.

Custom cabinets for garages: A place for everything, and everything in its place

Spring is finally in sight, and for many homeowners that means it's time to open the windows, dust off the shelves and get organized.

Take a step to save a life: Wear life jackets properly when on the water

Boating season has arrived and, as always, boaters are hoping for a memorable boating summer.

BP Heron Environmental Center breaks ground after years of planning

After close to a decade of planning and preparing, a dream is finally coming true.

Take a breath and pass on the energy

A global health and healing event will unfold across the planet on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. as the world breathes together during World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.

"Teachers of the Year" honored at school board

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week proclaimed by governor Jay Inslee, the Blaine school district honored its "Co-Teachers of the Year" at a school board meeting April 22.

Nationwide housing demand outpaces supply, local trends remain in step

Builders aren't building homes fast enough to match increasing demand, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Wed, Apr 17, 2013 

 

WTA proposes more changes to Route 55

The Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) is once again proposing changes to Route 55, the bus route that provides daily service from Blaine and Birch Bay to Bellingham.

Drayton Harbor reopens to shellfish harvest

The oyster farm in Drayton Harbor got a clean bill of health and was reopened for harvesting on April 17.

Gateway Pacific Terminal agencies review 125,000 public comments to determine scoping requirements

A 140-page report summarizing the nearly 125,000 public comments concerning the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) at Cherry Point was released April 1.

Blaine Family Service Center is in need

The Blaine Family Service Center, which provides a variety of services to low income and homeless families within the Blaine school district, is in need of hygiene and household products.

Utility upgrades available for mobile home owners

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is offering electric customers who live in manufactured homes and use electric forced-air as their primary heat source the chance to seal up leaky ductwork and receive other energy efficiency upgrades for free.

Realtors recognized at national convention

Several real estate brokers with Century 21 Bay Properties were named as top producing sales associates for 2012.

New member of staff

The Northern Light's newest staff member, Shuksan, takes a romp through the grass on April 16.

The unheralded perks of pampering your pooch

Regular pet grooming is about more than just looks it can help prevent a range of health problems, especially for dogs that spend time outdoors.

Powered by the sun: New incentives make solar energy more affordable for homeowners

When you think about the Pacific Northwest, sunshine is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

Do your part: Plant a tree for Earth Day this weekend

Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22, and it's the perfect time to begin thinking about how you can do your part to better the environment.


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