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Blaine Police Department Reports: May 16-22, 2024

May 4, 1:28 a.m.: Burglary on Canvasback Road. May 4, 10:52 a.m.: Sex crime (no rape) on Mitchell Avenue. May 4, 4:05 p.m.: Death investigation on Boblett Street. May 4, 6:11 p.m.: … more

Birch Bay Waterslides to undergo refurbishment, remain closed for 2024 season

Birch Bay Waterslides won’t be open this summer as its operating permit remains suspended following a serious injury at the end of last season. Water park management is planning a full … more

Whatcom County Council to consider fully funding Birch Bay incorporation feasibility study

Whatcom County Council is anticipated to vote in June on providing crucial funding for Birch Bay incorporation efforts through a feasibility study that would provide a clearer picture of costs … more

Baywood Coffee opens in Birch Bay

A new Birch Bay coffee shop with beachside views and the goal of becoming a community hub has opened just in time for summer. Baywood Coffee celebrated its grand opening May 3 in the former … more

Ecology officially begins Nooksack adjudication

After years of preliminary work, the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) filed for a general adjudication of the Nooksack watershed in Whatcom County Superior Court on May 1, officially starting … more

Whatcom County Council forms investigative committee on sexual harassment complaints

Whatcom County Council formed a three-member investigative committee to formally review how the county handles sexual harassment claims and legal payouts during its committee of the whole meeting on … more

Blaine teenager missing for four months found safe

A 15-year-old Blaine resident has returned home after being missing since late December 2023. Blaine Police Department (BPD) sergeant Tim Richardson wrote in an email to The Northern Light that … more

Baseball and boys soccer bow out in district playoffs, softball wins big

Baseball Blaine baseball had the toughest path through the District 1/2 1A tournament after finishing the regular season third in the Northwest Conference (NWC) 1A standings. Blaine needed a win … more

Construction on Blaine medical clinic could start as early as late summer

Family Care Network (FCN) is planning construction for its Blaine facility, while finalizing plans to close its Birch Bay clinic once the new clinic is built. FCN submitted its building permit … more

Blessing of the Fleet’s 40th ceremony honors lost fishers

The Fisherman’s Memorial Committee, with support from community partners, held the 40th annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at Blaine Harbor on May 5. The ceremony remembered fishers who have … more

Whatcom County Council roundup

The most recent news from Whatcom County Council … Drayton Harbor Shellfish plan approved Council voted unanimously to approve an update to the 2024 Drayton Harbor Shellfish Recovery … more

Citizen scientist training planned for European green crab

People who want to help the fight against the invasive European green crab in Drayton Harbor and other nearby waters have the opportunity to participate in a citizen scientist program to track them. … more

Blaine Primary School showcases art around city

If you’re looking for the newest art gallery, it may be right under your nose. The talented artists at Blaine Primary School just began their spring art display, turning downtown Blaine … more

Letters to The Editor: May 9-15, 2024

The Editor: The parents of Blaine High School’s class of 2024 have been working diligently to ensure our students have a “safe and sober” graduation night celebration. … more

Sheriff's Reports, May 9-15, 2024

April 26, 2:03 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances cold call on Semiahmoo Drive. April 26, 11:42 a.m.: Welfare check on Niska Road. April 26, 1:07 p.m.: Noise on Harborview Road. April 26, … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: May 9-15, 2024

April 27, 12:38 p.m.: Theft on Peace Portal Drive. April 28, 9:34 a.m.: Juvenile problem on Baldwin Place. April 28, 11:26 a.m.: Assault – simple on Peace Portal Drive. April 29, … more

Obituary: Timothy Drew Lambert

Timothy Drew Lambert November 26, 1950—April 9, 2024   Timothy Lambert, born in Detroit, MI, who spent his entire professional life as a musician and a SAG actor, passed … more
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