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Senior Day in the Park returns to in-person event Wednesday, August 3

After two years, the Whatcom Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels and More and county senior centers will host their annual Senior Day in the Park in person on Wednesday, August 3. Senior Day in the … more

Whatcom County’s Covid-19 cases show low transmission levels

CDC’s Covid-19 metrics rate Whatcom County as having low community transmission levels. The CDC advises residents in low transmission areas to get tested if they have Covid-19 symptoms and stay … more

49th Parallel Ports Pass encourages exploring Blaine, Point Roberts attractions

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism launched its 49th Parallel Ports Pass just in time for summer. The pass gives tourists and locals a chance to explore Blaine, Semiahmoo and Point Roberts by offering … more

Farmers market vouchers available for Whatcom County seniors

As farmers markets open for the summer, Whatcom Meals on Wheels and More has prepared to support the local farmers and seniors by mailing out senior farmers market applications. If eligible, … more

Road Rules: Who should slow for whom when merging on the freeway?

Question: Recently I was merging onto the freeway, and as I got up to freeway speed on the onramp I found myself next to a car already on the freeway going about the same speed as me. I slowed down … more

Health screenings coming to Blaine

Valley Church will host health screenings on Monday, August 1 in suite 260 at 1733 H Street. Life Line Screening, a national health screening company, will screen people for health risks from … more

Drayton Harbor Maritime attends Washington maritime heritage presentation

Members of Drayton Harbor Maritime attended a presentation on the plan for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal on June 8. While still in development, … more

Letters to The Editor: July 14-20, 2022

The Editor: Every year Fourth of July in Birch Bay is a special event with the night sky lit by fireworks all around the bay. But every year, Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce vilifies this most … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: July 14-20, 2022

July 1, 1:06 a.m.: Suspicious circumstance on Peace Portal Drive. July 1, 6:44 p.m.: Mental health problem on Peace Portal Drive. July 1, 7:51 p.m.: Behavioral health issue on B Street. July … more

Sheriff's Reports, July 14-20, 2022

June 26, 5:25 p.m.: Fireworks on Harborview Road. June 26, 5:28 p.m.: Suicidal subject on Birch Bay Drive. June 27, 11:13 a.m.: Theft on Birch Bay Square Street. June 27, 3:53 p.m.: Drugs on … more

Upcoming Bell Road railway, Birch Bay-Lynden Road work

Bell Road railway closure The railway crossing near Bell Road is expected to close 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 12 and reopen 3 p.m. Thursday, July 14 as Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway crews … more

Canadian side of Peace Arch Park not reopening this summer, waiting on vaccine mandate to lift

B.C. government officials say Peace Arch Provincial Park won’t reopen until Canada’s vaccine mandate is lifted because the park has open entry from the U.S., which means it will remain … more

First Asian giant hornet nest eradicated in east Blaine now on display at the Smithsonian

A piece of Blaine is now displayed for the world to view at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The first Asian giant hornet nest found and eradicated in the … more

Blaine Harbor Music Festival will bring live music to downtown July 10-16

Blaine Harbor Music Festival is bringing back its camp and downtown performances for the first time since the pandemic started from Sunday, July 10 to Saturday, July 16. “I’m most … more

Blaine man dies in motorcycle crash on I-5 in Bellingham

A Blaine motorcyclist died June 30 after he lost control on I-5 in Bellingham, left the road and ended up on Lakeway Drive below. No other drivers were injured. Vincent T. Englert, 37, of Blaine, … more

101-year-old WWII veteran honored for flag display

Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) honored a 101-year-old Birch Bay resident for hanging a 48-star U.S. flag outside of his house every day that originally flew on his World War II ship. John … more
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