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BHS Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for Saturday

The Blaine High School Athletic Booster Club will induct eight individuals and two teams into the school hall of fame 2 p.m. Saturday, October 9 at the football stadium. The inductees will also be … more

Meet your four Blaine school board candidates

Four Blaine school district area residents are running for two seats on the Blaine school district board of directors. With board member Joan Lotze not seeking a third term, the District 3 seat will … more

Whatcom County Council at-large candidates share their perspectives

With less than a week until ballots are mailed October 13, The Northern Light reached out to general election candidates for the Whatcom County Council at-large position to learn what their biggest … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: October 2

As of September 27, 70 percent of people in Whatcom County who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine are now fully vaccinated and 5 percent are in the process of getting vaccinated. There are 50,000 … more

Semiahmoo golfers donate $16,000 to food bank, surpassing 2020 donation

In its second consecutive year, the Semiahmoo Good Ol’ Boys golf group donated the money raised from their small tournament fundraiser to Blaine Food Bank, reaching the organization in a time … more

FOBBL show support for Proposition 14

Friends of the Birch Bay Library (FOBBL) waved signs in support of Proposition 14 at the intersection of Bell Road and Peace Portal Drive on October 5. If the ballot measure passes in the November … more

Scarecrow contest is back

Get ready, Blaine’s downtown is about to get a whole lot spookier. Blaine Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual scarecrow contest and displays need to be up by Friday, October … more

City council extends feasibility period for 665 Peace Portal Drive

Blaine City Council unanimously voted 6-0 to allow Bosporus Properties Inc. to extend its feasibility period for the 665 Peace Portal Drive property until November 30. The extension will give the … more

Blaine resident offers behavioral analysis services

With a recently finished behavioral analysis certification under her belt and more than 25 years of experience working with children with disabilities, Blaine resident Faiza Ehsan has now started … more

County looking for public input on participation in local decision making

Whatcom County is looking for input on how the public would most like to participate in local government. A seven-question survey was posted October 1 as part of a larger county effort to review the … more

Worker partly buried in construction

A construction worker who was working in a shallow trench at the intersection of Harborview Road and Birch Bay Drive was buried to the waist down when material slid in from an adjacent … more

Road Rules: Are mini-motorcycles legal?

Question: My son just told me he got a ride from a friend on a mini-motorcycle. It’s got a 49cc motor and looks like a regular motorcycle but much smaller. Are those legal? And if so, is … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: October 7-13, 2021

Sep. 25, 12 p.m.: Fraud, theft on Peace Portal Drive.  Sep. 26, 12:19 a.m.: Juvenile runaway report on E Street. Sep. 26, 6:19 a.m.: Civil case on Bayview Avenue. Sep. 26, 11:52 p.m.: … more

Sheriff's Reports: October 7-13, 2021

Sep. 26, 12:06 a.m.: Suspicious person on Loft Lane. Sep. 26, 10:44 a.m.: Suspicious vehicle on Iverson Lane, Custer. Sep. 26, 8:29 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident on Grandview Road. Sep. 26, … more

Letters to The Editor: October 7-13, 2021

The Editor: I know that some proponents of the Birch Bay Library were disappointed that the historic Vogt house could not become the library. Zervas Architects, community members and library staff … more

Obituary: Chris Cameron Kuiper

Chris Cameron Kuiper July 20, 1952 – September 19, 2021 Chris Cameron Kuiper passed away on September 19, 2021 at the age of 69 in her hometown of Blaine. The simplest pleasures in life … more

Woodberry gets the green light from city council

Blaine City Council unanimously voted to give final plat approval to Woodberry, a gated subdivision that will house 29 single-family homes just south of Fire Station 62 on Semiahmoo Parkway. With … more

School board meeting adjourned after speaker refuses to wear mask

Blaine school board president Charles Gibson adjourned this month’s board meeting for an hour as one member of the public refused to wear a mask while speaking during the public comment portion … more
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