Wed, Apr 17, 2013 

 

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.

Oplinger accepts new position in California

Ken Oplinger, president of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has announced that he will be leaving the organization next month.

Don't drip and drive - April program helps drivers find leaks and discounted solutions

Vehicle leaks can cause havoc for drivers and the environment, but a new program called "Don't Drip and Drive" puts Western Washington residents in the driver's seat for finding an affordable fix.

Wed, Apr 10, 2013 

 

City manager candidates to be whittled down

It seems there are plenty of people wanting to take Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic's place when he retires this summer.

Environmental assessment for jail site moves forward

Planning for Whatcom County's new jail moved one step forward.

Guide Meridian corridor to get a face lift this spring

Work to improve traffic flow and reduce collisions along the first mile of Guide Meridian/SR 539 is set to begin in early May.

Blaine fifth graders to get first-hand look at water quality

Fifth graders at Blaine Elementary School will once again have the opportunity to learn about the local aquatic environment.

Blaine Subway celebrates 20 years in business

When Dale Schrader began contemplating a move to Whatcom County from Canada in the early '90s, it only made sense that the longtime food industry worker would want to set up shop as well.

Speakeasy benefit a success

The Pacific Arts Association Speakeasy benefit raised $9,000 for the Blaine Jazz Camp and Festival on March 17.

BP Heron Center to hold groundbreaking

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the BP Heron Center for Environmental Education in Birch Bay State Park will take place in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 20.

Correction

In the April 7 issue of The Northern Light, in an article titled "Helping others is just a way of life for long-time NWFR volunteer," Dale Rutgers' name was spelled incorrectly.

Citizens seek election to county council

Kathy Kershner, Rud Browne and Carl Weimer seek county council seats.

Serving guests with food allergies or intolerances doesn't have to be so difficult

With food allergies and gluten intolerance on the rise, it takes more than seating flexibility and a vegetarian option to host a successful dinner party these days.

Soil amendments can help you get the most from your garden this spring

There's no time like the spring to build the foundation of your garden - the soil.

New artists on annual art tour

The annual Mother's Day weekend art studio tour in Blaine, Birch Bay and Custer is expanding this year.

Racing through Birch Bay

Nick Wilkins checks his watch as he breaks from the starting line.

Wed, Apr 3, 2013 

 

Shots fired at U.S. Border Patrol spark manhunt

A man armed with a handgun was arrested by Abbotsford police on April 3, a day after U.S. Border Patrol agents said he shot at them when they tried to detain him east of the Sumas border crossing.

County council funds Baker Birch Bay promotion for four years

Whatcom County Council voted to fund the Baker Birch Bay Tourism Promotion campaign.

Pipeline Road construction project commences

Heavy machinery is moving into the east side of Blaine this week, and construction will begin on Pipeline Road to make some much needed improvements to the public works infrastructure.

Lawsuit looms for BNSF because of coal train impacts on environment

Sierra Club and its partners sent a 60-day notice of intent to sue Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and several coal companies for violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

Prom's upon us

Manager Jade Danielson adjusts one of the many prom dresses for sale at Birch Bay Square's newest retailer After 5 Fashions on April 1.

A piece of Africa visits Blaine

The Ugandan Orphans Choir, sponsored by Childcare Worldwide, will be coming to Blaine for a performance at Grace Lutheran Church on Wednesday, April 10.

Obama campaigners seek respect for volunteers

Sometimes things go wrong, even when you're passionate about the end goal.

Educational scholarships available for area women

Whatcom Women in Business, a nonprofit organization, will be giving up to $24,000 in scholarships to women who are furthering their education this year.


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