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Ships can now be dismantled on the water

By Steve Guntli   Washington state is taking steps to address the problem of abandoned ships polluting state waterways. The Washington State … more

Home sales drop in Blaine/Birch Bay, rise in county

Home sales are down in Blaine and Birch Bay but up overall countywide for the third quarter of the fiscal year, according to a new study. In a recent study conducted by Whatcom … more

Candidates answer our questions, part two

The Northern Light sent out questionnaires to the six legislative candidates seeking offices that affect the Blaine and Birch Bay area. Listed here are the last three responses, in the order … more

Peace Arch Montessori opens in Blaine

By Steve Guntli   Blaine’s first Montessori preschool opened its doors in late September, giving parents the opportunity to explore a unique early-learning … more

Simple tips to be more efficient in your garage

Almost everyone has a couple of tricks up their sleeve that make chores and tasks simpler. You likely have a few of your own, and once you develop a superior method of ticking off a to-do list item, … more

October is fall care care month

As autumn descends, the Car Care Council would like to remind motorists of the many benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair. October is fall car care month and a great opportunity to … more

Blaine filmmakers' passion project to headline Friday Harbor Film Festival

By Steve Guntli   In 2013, two Blaine filmmakers set out to document the plight of the orca whale in the Salish Sea. Now, after a year of hard work and … more

Scarecrows in downtown Blaine

A scarecrow display greets visitors out in front of Blaine Bouquet on Peace Portal Drive, one of more than a dozen displays found in front of businesses and residences around … more

Man charged in Ferndale police chase

by Steve Guntli   A 27-year-old man was charged with four felonies last week after a wild police chase through Ferndale on October 2. Dustin … more

Candidates debate local issues at Birch Bay forum

by Steve Guntli   Six candidates for Washington state legislature answered questions from locals at this year’s Blaine/Birch Bay/Lummi Island Candidates … more

BP phases out older train cars for crude transport

by Steve Guntli   In response to public health and safety concerns, oil conglomerate BP has stopped using outdated train cars to transport crude … more

WBA hosts a business conference at Silver Reef Casino

by Steve Guntli   The Northwest Business Expo and Conference is coming to the Silver Reef Casino on Thursday, October 23. Speakers, vendors and … more

Prepare your car for winter driving

It’s foolhardy to head out in a poorly maintained vehicle in the dead of winter, of course, but even vehicle owners in temperate zones need a car-care check as the days grow shorter, note the pros … more

70 years and still going strong

by Steve Guntli   Rodney and Louise Jungquist snuggled up close for a photograph on their small covered porch. “How are you doing, kiddo?” … more

Peace Portal drive to undergo street tree maintenance

The city is beginning a street tree maintenance program for the large maple trees along Peace Portal Drive which includes removing some trees, pruning others and planning for long-term tree … more

Candidates answer our questions

The Northern Light sent out questionnaires to the six legislative candidates seeking offices that affect the Blaine and Birch Bay area. Listed here are the first three responses in the order … more

Council to vote on beachside park

by Ian Ferguson The Whatcom County Council will decide on October 28 whether to spend up to $2.5 million of the county budget to buy a four-acre property in the heart of Birch Bay … more

Open for business

Aileen and Ed Brandsma cut the ribbon to officially open their Edaleen Dairy store at 458 Peace Portal Drive on October 6. Photo by Steve Guntli more

Watershed improvement districts head to ballot

by Ian Ferguson Whatcom County Council approved four new Watershed Improvement Districts (WIDs), bringing county farmers a step closer to water-management autonomy, but councilmember … more

Montana congressman encourages support for GPT

by Steve Guntli U.S. Representative Steve Daines (R-Montana) visited Washington last week to show support for the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project at Cherry … more
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