Wed, Nov 7, 2012 

 

Community Assistance Program begins preparations for Thanksgiving baskets, urges families to sign up

What's Thanksgiving without a turkey?

Shellfish harvesting now allowed

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) upgraded the recreational harvest status of local beaches on November 1.

Holiday traffic expected to cause extended weekend border delays

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding drivers planning to cross the border this weekend to be prepared for holiday traffic.

Bank teller charged with theft

A Whatcom County bank teller was charged with six counts of first-degree theft for stealing nearly $153,000 from an elderly Blaine woman, most of which was spent in casinos.

Blaine infant in critical condition

On October 31, an unresponsive Blaine infant was admitted to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham with head and brain injuries.

Clothing bank needs support

St. Martin's Clothing Bank (SMCB) is in dire need of volunteers to assist by receiving and distributing clean, gently used, free clothing to clients.

Wes Thompson: Blaine native reflects on service in Marine Corps, time at war, and helping other veterans

Wes Thompson was born to be a Marine.

Clayton Swansen: Blaine native finds purpose through the military, redirects a drifting life through his service

At 21 years old, Clayton Swansen was drifting.

Show your respect for country, veterans by following flag etiquette

Veterans Day is a perfect time to show your patriotism by flying the American flag.

The Tooth Fairy

Dan Persse, of Blaine Elementary School, fulfilled a bet to his students by dressing up as the Tooth Fairy for a day

Thu, Nov 1, 2012 

 

Semiahmoo shutdown announced, 200 lose jobs

Semiahmoo Resort has announced the closure of their hotel and resort.

Birch Bay Square finds new owner

At long last, Birch Bay Square has found an owner.

Programs help landowners keep the watershed clean

There's water, water everywhere in Terrell Creek, but not a drop to drink.

WTA proposes change to afternoon bus departure

Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) is considering a change to its 4:10 p.m. departure of Route 55.

New science facility in the works for Blaine High School

Plans for modernizing Blaine High School's science classrooms are beginning to take shape.

Daylight saving

Flood watch

The National Weather Services has issued a flood watch for Whatcom County due to steady rain across the area.

Winter Ride program gears up

The first informational meeting for the Winter Ride program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 7 at the Blaine Middle School library.

Bellewood Acres hosts second annual CiderFest with live music and events

The apples are picked, the cider is pressed and the spirits have been distilled.

Public commenting opportunity for the Gateway Pacific Terminal project drew a crowd of nearly 2,000 to Squalicum High School

On Saturday, October 27, close to 2,000 people from across Whatcom County gathered in the pouring rain at Squalicum High School to voice their opinion on the proposed Gateway Terminal Project.

Young at Heart

It's November, a time to be especially thankful for our freedom and heritage.

Thu, Oct 25, 2012 

 

Council, Martins come to tentative terms on property

The idea of condemning the Martin property to create a utility and road corridor for East Blaine as part of the East Blaine Infrastructure Plan (EBIP) has been laid to rest – at least for now.

Conservation groups breathe new life into Terrell Creek and Birch Bay Watershed, reintroduce coho and chum

City expresses ire over VACIS station and traffic delays

The Swift railway stop just south of Blaine city limits isn’t much to look at. In fact, if you weren’t looking for it, you’d probably miss it, along with the nondescript building that houses the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency’s vehicle and cargo inspection system (VACIS). But its impacts are felt across the city.

Update on summer Birch Bay burglaries

Crime is down in Birch Bay, and sheriff’s deputy Zac Reimer has credited the diligence of Birch Bay res

CBSA border guard expected to make full recovery, shooter declared dead at the scene

On Tuesday, October 16, just before 2 p.m. Canada Border Services agent Lori Bowcock was shot in the neck at close range at the Douglas, B.C. border crossing by 32-year-old Seattle-area tattoo artist Andrew Crews.

Voting do’s and don’ts for the 2012 general election

As we approach the 2012 General Election, I think it is important to stress some of the do’s and don’ts that voters should consider.


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