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Blaine City Council news ...

The latest news from the June 27 Blaine City Council meeting.  Emergency electric  feeder project authorized In a 7-0 vote, Blaine City Council approved an emergency $220,000 … more

Whatcom County Council news ...

The latest news from June Whatcom County Council meetings. Emergency Medical Services  six-year levy continuation Whatcom County Council introduced the renewal of a countywide tax levy … more

Canada keeps border rules in effect until at least September 30

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced June 29 that it is extending current border rules in effect for at least three months. In addition, the pause of mandatory random testing at all … more

New county parks and rec director hired

Whatcom County Executive Satpal Sidhu selected Bennett Knox to serve as the new Whatcom County Parks and Recreation director. Knox, who has worked for Louisville Metro Parks for 20 years, is … more

Women’s health clinic to open in Bellingham next summer

PeaceHealth is building a new women’s health clinic at 220 Birchwood Avenue in Bellingham. The two-story, 17,000-square-foot building will provide: • Well-woman care; • Routine … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: July 7-13, 2022

June 24, 10:26 a.m.: Hit and run on Odell Road. June 24, 8:09 p.m.: Welfare check on B Street. June 25, 12:56 p.m.: Trouble with a person on Boblett Street. June 26, 3:43 p.m.: Domestic … more

Sheriff's Reports, July 7-13, 2022

June 22, 11:47 a.m.: Trespass on Birch Bay-Lynden Road. June 22, 7:38 p.m.: Harassment on Ham Road, Custer. June 22, 9:54 p.m.: Domestic physical on Blaine Road. June 23, 2:44 a.m.: … more

Chief Tanksley looks back on 3 years with BPD

Blaine Police Department (BPD) chief Donnell Tanksley “Tank” celebrated his three-year anniversary serving the police department on June 24. The Northern Light sat down with Tanksley in his H … more

Old-fashioned parade among many Fourth of July highlights

The Fourth of July is back in Blaine with its old-fashioned car show, grand parade and spectacular fireworks. The red, white and blue celebrations will be in full swing as the parade returns for the … more

Mysterious grizzly bear discovered on Cherry Point beach

Experts believe a dead grizzly bear that was found recently on a Cherry Point beach originated from Canada, but are still piecing together how it got there. David Jones, game warden for Washington … more

Birch Bay man arrested after allegedly lighting trailer on fire

A Birch Bay man with two prior reckless burning convictions was arrested after allegedly setting a family member’s trailer in the Point Whitehorn area on fire.  Landon Lee Larson, 32, … more

Birch Bay Kite Festival provides weekend entertainment

Kites flying high in Birch Bay  on June 25 and June 26 signaled the return of the annual Birch Bay Kite Festival. Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce brought the festival  back in full swing with … more

Peters AutoSales open for business on Peace Portal Drive

A used auto sales dealership has opened on Peace Portal Drive, replacing the longstanding Mad-Don Auto Sales. Ferndale resident Peter Chand purchased Peters AutoSales LLC in August 2020 and, after … more

Op-Ed: We need all-hands-on-deck to slow the spread of the European green crab

Efforts are ramping up to control the explosion of invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas) in western Washington. The invasive species reached San Francisco in 1989 and was first detected … more

Summer concert series kicks off in downtown Blaine

Blaine Chamber of Commerce hosted its first summer outdoor concert and beer garden at G Street Plaza on June 25. About 50 attendees listened to Whisky Minstrels, a Vancouver Celtic group play a … more

Splash Days brings kid fun to Blaine streets

Kids run, jump and dance through 3rd Street in downtown Blaine during Splash Days, a start of summer celebration put on June 24 by Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 and the city of … more

League of Women Voters to host upcoming primary election forums

League of Women Voters Bellingham-Whatcom County (LWV) has several upcoming 2022 primary election forums scheduled for July.  The forums will be held remotely, via Zoom and broadcast through … more
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