Wed, Oct 17, 2012 

 

Canadian border guard shot Tuesday | Reports: Guard now in stable condition

A Canadian border guard was shot Tuesday afternoon at the Douglas border crossing. The man who shot her has been confirmed dead.

Blaine Middle School takes stand against bullying

Blaine Unitarian congregation covenants with new minister

Six hours one way by train. A long weekend away from home and family. A life split between two spiritual communities. For most, such an existence would be out of the question, but for the Reverend Marcia Stanard itâs a sacrifice she happily makes each month in order to minister to the residents of Blaine.

Guest Editorial: Small woodland property owners hold key to salmon survival

This is the time of year when many communities across our great state hold their annual salmon festivals, and anglers are starting to enjoy our fall salmon runs.

Lynden craft and antique show features local artists

Craft and antique lovers of north Whatcom County will converge on Lynden Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the annual craft and antique show, starting at 10 a.m. each day.

Blaine school board to discuss science facility project

The Blaine School District Board of Directors is hosting a work session with architect John Stewart to discuss the progress of the district capital projects, specifically the Blaine High School science facility.

Special Section: Car Care: Start getting your car ready for winter

Winter has a tendency to sneak up on us, especially after such a warm and sunny fall. While you can simply dig a warmer coat out of the closet when the first cold hits, preparing your car for winter takes a little more foresight.

We've Got the Scoop hosts grand opening

Special Section: Active Seniors: Helen Worley finds hope and whimsy through gardening and a special friend

Advanced directive workshops scheduled

My Health, My Choices, an advance care planning process that helps you determine end-of-life health care, will be presented in the upcoming community workshops that are free and open to the public:

Lights and wipers play major role in safe driving

With fewer daylight hours in the fall and winter, itâs important to make sure your vehicle can be seen by others and your visibility is not compromised.

Tue, Oct 16, 2012 

 

UPDATE: Canadian border guard shot at Douglas crossing

A Canadian border guard was shot at the Douglas border crossing shortly before 2 p.m. today by a man who then turned the gun on himself. The gunman has been confirmed dead at the scene.

BREAKING NEWS: Canadian guard shot at Peace Arch border crossing

A Canada Border Services Agency guard was shot just before 2 p.m. Tuesday on the Canadian side of the Peace Arch border crossing.

Wed, Oct 10, 2012 

 

SWAT team called in to deal with armed Birch Bay man

Levi Tucker, 23, allegedly fired several shots into the air Thursday, October 4, at his Birch Bay home in the 4300 block of Bay Road.

Blaine welcomes fall with Harvest Festival, annual Scarecrow Tour

The air is crisp, the mornings are cool, and the trees around town are donning their finest colored garments.

County considers increased speed limit on Lincoln Road

Travelers between Blaine and Semiahmoo may be able to arrive a little faster if the county chooses to move forward on a proposal to increase the speed limit on Lincoln Road.

Mending nets a rare skill

Bruce Elliott soaks up the sun as he repairs gill nets on Marine Drive on Monday afternoon.

Gregoire extends burn ban to all of Washington state

A long stretch of warm, dry weather has prompted Gov. Chris Gregoire to extend the state's emergency burn ban to include all counties in Washington state.

Dakota Creek Winery hosts barefoot grape crush

Making wine at Dakota Creek Winery just got messier and a whole lot more fun.

Recycle garden pots

Tired of wondering what to do with all those plastic garden pots from the plants you bought this summer?

Active Seniors: Vibrant Vanderpol finds many ways to stay busy, both on and off the court

You'd never guess how old Joyce Vanderpol is, and, even if you did, she wouldn't tell you.

Thu, Oct 4, 2012 

 

Bold raccoons becoming a nuisance in Birch Bay

Residents of the Cottonwood neighborhood in Birch Bay have seen a spike in raccoon activity, much of which has not been pleasant.

Coat drives planned to keep residents warm

No one should go cold through the chilly months of the year for lack of a winter coat – and Blaine’s Community Assistance Program (CAP) is once again taking steps to keep area residents warm and toasty with its annual Winter Coat Drive.

International film crew visits Blaine from Belarus to study border interactions

The way the city of Blaine interacts with the Canadian border is drawing international attention. Last week, a film crew from BUG-TV out of Brest, Belarus visited Blaine to interview local businesses and individuals on what it’s like to live on the border.

Portions of H Street will be closed for construction next week

Beginning October 8, the section of H Street from Harrison Street to Peace Portal Drive will be closed to all vehicle traffic.

Border Policy Research Institute studies border traffic at Pacific Highway crossing

The Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) housed at Western Washington University has received $19,160 to fund its study of northbound border traffic at the Pacific Highway border crossing in Blaine.

Silver Reef Steak House receives prestigious awards

The Steak House at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa has been awarded the Distinguished Restaurants of North America Achievement of Distinction in Dining’s (DiRoNA) award, along with the Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence.”


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