Thu, Oct 4, 2007 

 

Storiesfrom the border...

Publisher’s Note: Living,visiting and working as we do on the 49th Parallel, theborder has an undeniable impact on our lives. Borderpolicies and ...

Traffic study finds not all ports of entry are equal

Is cross border traffic at all U.S./Canadianports of entry affected by the same factors that influence traffichere? A September study by the Border Policy...

BriefsGet your scare on

The Downtown Blaine Merchantsgroup has organized their second annual scarecrow contestto decorate downtown.

Publicmeeting to discuss capital projects school bond

The Blaine school boardhas put efforts to publicize a capital projects bond issue on holdtemporarily while it reviews the effects of a two-year decline...

Localcandidates forum October 16

TheNorthern Light will sponsor a candidate’s forumfor local political races this month.

BirchBay developer fights Growth Management Act

Birch Bay developer Bill Granthas given his attorney the go-ahead to ask the state supremecourt to overturn an appeals court decision about countyland ...

Localbusiness gains from the rise of the Loonie

Afterbeing worth just a little over 60 cents U.S. a few yearsago the Canadian dollar has passed the U.S. dollar invalue for the first time since 1976 and...

Thu, Sep 27, 2007 

 

HomeImprovement

Blaine furniture store has long-time roots

Storiesfrom the border...

Publisher’s Note: Living,visiting and working as we do on the 49th Parallel, theborder has an undeniable impact on our lives. Borderpolicies and ...

Council sets public hearing to vote on hearing examiner

Maintaining public input in the planningprocess was the central concern in a decision by the Blaine PlanningCommission to withold support of an expanded...

Briefs

Max Shelton withdraws fromcouncil race

Liebertto stay on ballot, Forslof says

WhatcomCounty Auditor Shirley Forslof determined earlier this week thatfirst ward city council member John Liebert’sname will remain on the general...

NEXUSmemberships dwindling

Atthe end of June the NEXUS program turned five years old,with 130,000 members nationally, and slated for continuedexpansion. But some wonder if the program...

Gregoirecalls anticipated border waits ‘unacceptable’

Washington State Governor ChristineGregoire may have pioneered a state driver’s licensepilot program earlier this year, but it won’t beof much...

NWFRSruling will stall development permits

Adecision by Whatcom County hearing examiner Michael Bobbinkthat certain Birch Bay developments may proceed withouthaving to pay fees the fire department...

Thu, Sep 20, 2007 

 

WWUeconomist to study U.S. trade with Canada

Western Washington University Economics Department chairPaul Storer is currently working on a research projectthat will examine the complex relationship...

Kremenappoints planning director

Whatcom County ExecutivePete Kremen has appointed David Stalheim as the new Planningand Development Services Director for Whatcom County.

HomeImprovement

Economicalelectric stoves save money by ‘zone heating’

Localman crosses country on bicycle

It was still mid-June and rainingwhen Allan Williams, of Blaine, was training for what wouldlikely be the ride of his life.

Blainestudents accept Rachel’s ‘chain of kindness’ challenge

Love… I don’t thinkI know of any other theme that prevails quite as oftenthrough messages delivered to us by the media. However,it seems that...

Remembering the meaning of the Peace Arch monument

Not many years after Kelli Linville’sgreat grandfather, Knute Evertz, forged and fastened iron gatesto the Peace Arch walls, the Great Depression...

There’sstill time for hiking in the North Cascades

Hike: Winchester MountainLength: 2.1 miles, one-wayElevation gain: 300 feetDifficulty: More difficult

BriefsIncorporationstudy meeting this Monday

TheBirch Bay Incorporation Feasibility Study Committee has scheduleda community forum to discuss the fundamentals of incorporation andgather information...

Notedclassical guitarist to play Friday

JasonVieaux, head of the Cleveland Institute of Music’sguitar department, will be presenting a program of classicalguitar music as a part of Blaine...

CouncilmemberLiebert lives in wrong ward

Whatcom County auditor ShirleyForslof dropped a bombshell on two-term council memberJohn Liebert’s re-election campaign last week bytelling him that...

TotallyChocolate celebrates year in new facility

TotallyChocolate marked a year in their new manufacturing facilitylast month with increased production that generated recordpayroll outlays.

Thu, Sep 13, 2007 

 

FormerBirch Bay cabin becomes space for grandkids

Bellingham dentist TheoRasmussen and his wife Florence bought a small cottagein the Cottonwood Reach section of Birch Bay in 1924, whenCalvin Coolidge ...


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