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Articles published Thu, Jun 17, 2010

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Letters to the Editor - June 17-23, 2010


Tax exemption described as ‘big hit’

Visitors from British Columbia will soon be excempt from paying state and local sales tax after a ruling by the department of revenue (DOR) last week.

2010 Blaine High School Graduation

2010 Blaine High School Graduation Photos

Happy 15th to us!

This issue marks the 15th anniversary of The Northern Light.

City of Blaine presents its six-year transportation plan

As required by state law, the city of Blaine has updated its six-year transportation plan.

Blaine and Birch Bay fare well in tourism study

Blaine and Birch Bay are among the top five tourist destinations in Whatcom County, according to a survey and report on Whatcom County tourists.



Pastor Bob Rieke retiring

Pastor Bob Rieke of Blaine United Church of Christ will retire June 30 after 37 years of ordained ministry.

See how it’s done sustainably

Sustainable Connections’ Eighth annual Imagine This! home and landscape tour showcases the best examples of natural, eco-friendly homes and landscapes.

Looking for something useful to do with your spare time?

Feeling up for a little participatory democracy? If so, Whatcom County has a number of boards and commissions you can sit on.

Time to give it up for our furry friends

Bay Cafe in Birch Bay is collecting donations of door prize items for a musical concert benefiting the Grey Muzzle Organization and the Whatcom and Alternative Humane societies as well as all animals rescued from the Sumas bestiality farm.

Here comes the nutty season

Business publisher Tony Larson announced his candidacy for the Whatcom County Council seat being vacated by Ward Nelson.

Young people doing well...

Young people doing well...

Honors roll in for Olason

Star Borderite pitcher Kyle Olason’s resume of honors continues to grow.


Jack Bulger

Jack Bulger, former Blaine resident passed away in Bellevue, Washington on June 14, 2010.


New cross-border competition starts up

Dave Charbonneau calmly lashed a luscious tee shot that slightly hooked into the center of the first fairway in a soaking rain at Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club.

Borderite Spring Football: The first outing

The Borderites completed the 2010 spring football workouts with a 28-21 scrimmage win over visiting New Westminster on June 12.


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