Wed, Jul 11, 2012 

 

Birch Bay development purchased for 1.2 million

A local developer has bought an uncompleted housing development just south of Drayton Harbor and plans to begin home construction within six weeks.

Confusion arises over water line requirements for Harbor Shores

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials plan to clarify a policy that, as it stands, could complicate future home construction in the Harbor Shores development just south of Dakota Creek.

Birch Bay volunteers clean up tons of fireworks debris after July 4 festivities

Dozens of Birch Bay residents and other volunteers turned out on July 5 to clean up piles of fireworks debris left over from the Fourth of July celebration.

NWPRD2 offers summer learning camps for kids

Summer learning camps that link education with practical life experiences will be available this summer through Northwest Park & Recreation District 2 (NWPRD2).

Ace Hardware to open in Blaine next week

The Ace Hardware store in the Blaine International Shopping Center will reopen early next week under new ownership.

Active Seniors Special Section: Blaine local takes her play to New York City

Bruce and Sandy Wolf’s home, perched on the hillside of the southwestern shore of Drayton Harbor, sits directly above the location of what was a branch of the Alaska Packers Association, one of the world’s largest salmon canneries in 1908.

Thu, Jul 5, 2012 

 

Blaine Jazz Festival to kick off Sunday

The 11th annual Blaine Jazz Festival kicks off with a blockbuster double-bill performance by Pearl Django and the Blaine Jazz Festival Faculty at the Blaine Performing Arts Center (PAC). The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 8.

B.C. woman medi-vacced after car accident

A driver from B.C. crashed into several other cars and a guardrail at a high rate of speed before coming to rest just north of the Canadian side of the Peace Arch crossing last Tuesday.

BBWSD opposes proposed rural policies

Updates to Whatcom County’s rural land use policies could force Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials to jump through more hoops in order to build additional water transmission lines between Blaine and Birch Bay.

Wed, Jul 4, 2012 

 

Blaine man to paddle Squaxin in hand-carved canoe

After navigating Pacific Northwest’s network of rivers, bays and open ocean for up to two weeks, more than 100 handcarved canoes will converge on the shores of Squaxin Island near Olympia on July 29.

BTAC now accepting 2013 grant applications

The Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) is now accepting grant applications for 2013 projects that will enhance tourism.

Wastewater treatment plant offers internship program

Last Thursday morning, Kimberley Rose assisted in a full system shutdown at Blaine’s Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility. It was her fifth day as an operator intern.

City council unanimously approves bid for new city hall remodel at Banner Bank building

The city of Blaine will move ahead with renovating two floors of the recently purchased Banner Bank building that is the site for a new city hall.

Sumas-Blaine aquifer is not the source for Blaine, Birch Bay

City of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials want to assure local residents that contamination issues in the Sumas-Blaine aquifer will not affect the water supplied to the two communities.

Boat fire at Semiahmoo Marina results in minor injury

A short circuit on a battery ignited some gasoline on a boat in Semiahmoo Marina Monday morning, resulting in a small fire that was quickly extinguished.

H Street revitalization project could have statewide effects

A project slated to spruce up H Street in downtown Blaine could also help small cities save money on electricity costs statewide.

County prosecutors say Blaine man injected teenager with meth

A 21-year-old Blaine man has been charged with distributing methamphetamine (meth) to a minor after allegedly injecting a 16-year-old with the drug last month.

Ronell’s Place features unique treasures

A unique store opened earlier this year on Blaine Road, selling a mixture of merchandise that might not be found anywhere else.

Haynie Opry to feature Johnny Cash tribute

This month’s tribute to the late, great Johnny Cash at the Haynie Opry is an event Opry founder Matt Audette feels is long overdue.

Golf marathon to raise money for Darfur orphans

Dakota Creek Golf & Country Club is partnering with Make Way Partners for a 100-hole golf marathon fundraiser scheduled from July 9 to 12 at the golf course.

Young At Heart: July

The Blaine Community Senior Center is celebrating America’s birthday month. We are anticipating a great July that will bring many interesting opportunities for service and activities.

Blaine School District to update bullying policy

Blaine school district officials spoke extensively on a policy meant to update the district’s bullying policy at the Monday, June 25 Blaine school board meeting.

Border Patrol Report

The Blaine Border Patrol Report for June 9 through June 24

Wed, Jun 27, 2012 

 

Public hearing scheduled for park impact fees

City officials are discussing reinstating park impact fees, and Blaine residents will get a chance to share their thoughts on the issue at a public hearing.

County to oppose national stormwater permit decision

Whatcom County officials are planning to oppose a state Department of Ecology (DOE) decision that could force county staff to spend more resources managing stormwater discharge in Birch Bay.

Fourth of July will be a blast this year

The Blaine Chamber of Commerce is in the final stages of preparation for the city’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July festivities.

City council officially supports Amtrak stop

Blaine City Council members highlighted the importance of an Amtrak stop in the city by passing a formal resolution of support at Monday’s council meeting.


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