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School surveys show teacher outlook on district

Blaine educators were feeling ready for this school year. At a time when national polls show teachers are less satisfied than they have been in decades, most Blaine school district staff are … more

Canadian side of Peace Arch Park reopens for visitors

B.C. Parks reopened Peace Arch Provincial Park October 24 nearly 2.5 years after it closed in June 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns. B.C. Parks’ notice on its website announcing the … more

BHS theater arts takes “The Little Mermaid” to center stage

Blaine High School’s theater arts department is ready to make its pandemic comeback with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” musical. The performance starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, … more

Sports roundup: Lady Borderites fall to Trojans in penalty shootout, Blaine swimmer goes to state

Blaine girls soccer season ended November 3 after losing 4-3 to Meridian High School in a penalty shootout in the bi-district play-in game at Borderite stadium.  Having made it to the … more

Whatcom County to host Birch Bay meeting to discuss flooding predictions

Whatcom County government and an environmental consulting firm are hosting a community meeting on flood vulnerability and risk assessment 1-3 p.m. Saturday, November 19 at Birch Bay State … more

1968 article shares Birch Bay vet’s days as point man

Point man: The soldier at the head of a patrol. Often considered the worst position, as it is the most dangerous. The soldier’s job is to walk out in front of the platoon to navigate and watch … more

BBWSD completes automated water meter installation

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) has finished its nearly $2 million automated water meter installation project. The meters are expected to detect leaks more quickly, which will help with … more

Road Rules: Airbag safety in vehicles

Question: I drive an Escalade. It’s a tank. My airbag went off in a collision and it almost killed me. I think I should have the option to disconnect it. It’s my car. Many other cars … more

10 tips on how seniors can travel safely and sensibly

One of the perks of getting older is having more time to devote to recreation and traveling.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are roughly 52 million people who are age 65 or older … more

Letters to The Editor: November 10-16, 2022

The Editor: 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Blaine Food Bank serving our community. During that time, we have had 10 presidents, engaged in five wars, entered a new age of … more

Obituary: Wade David Larsen

Wade David Larsen May 26, 1963 – October 24, 2022 Wade David Larsen, was born in Bellingham on May 26, 1963, and passed away in his sleep on October 24, 2022.  He graduated from … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: November 10-16, 2022

Oct. 28, 7:25 a.m.: Hit and run unattended vehicle on Marine Drive. Oct. 28, 12:59 p.m.: Abandoned vehicle on Bayview Avenue. Oct. 29, 1:12 a.m.: Suspicious circumstance on A Street. Oct. … more

Sheriff's Reports: November 10-16, 2022

Oct. 28, 11:34 p.m.: Vehicle prowl on Main Street, Custer. Oct. 29, 9:45 a.m.: Behavioral health issue on Surf Place. Oct. 29, 10:53 a.m.: Trespass on Sunburst Drive. Oct. 29, 2:26 p.m.: … more

Over 39,000 ballots cast ahead of November 8

November 2022 election ballots need to be turned in by 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 8. As of November 1, the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office has received 39,006 ballots. North Whatcom County ballot … more

CAP prepares for annual holiday toy store

Community Assistance Program (CAP) volunteers are busy gearing up for this year’s holiday toy store.  The Blaine nonprofit began accepting gift donations and opened registrations for … more

Over 20 WCSO officers, including SWAT, respond to hostage situation in Birch Bay

Over 20 law enforcement officers responded to a Birch Bay home after a man allegedly pointed a gun and threatened to kill two people he knew on October 29. The victims were not physically … more
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