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Letters to the Editor - October 21-27, 2010


Canadian border guard found guilty in assault

The former Canada Border Services Agent (CBSA) accused of improperly strip-searching four women at the Peace Arch/Douglas Border crossing has been found guilty of sexual assault in B.C. Supreme Court.

Fire district could appeal Bell Road project

Plans for a 48-unit, mixed-use development on Bell Road could be put on hold if North Whatcom Fire and Rescue officials appeal a recent decision by the Blaine planning commission.

Company offers $669,375 for segment of airport land

Three acres of the 33-acre Gateway Business Park, formerly Blaine’s municipal airport, will most likely have a new owner within the next few months.

Woman arrested in Birch Bay shooting

Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic violence call with reports of shots being fired in Birch Bay on Monday morning.

Bird bath

A flock of pintail ducks bathe in Drayton Harbor last week.

Former Blaine student gets southern border experience

Sophia Sennett knew what it was like living on an international border.

Apply now for Angel Tree gift giving program

The owners of Bay Café in Birch Bay are now accepting applications for their Angel Tree gift program for local low-income children.

Youth to collect food donations this Saturday

Members of the St. Anne Church’s youth group will be going door-to-door collecting food in the Blaine area from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of Make A Difference Day Saturday, October 23.

Getting into the season

Lisa and Bret Fundak, of Birch Bay, put up this colorful Halloween display on their home on Quinault Road in Birch Bay Village. The couple recently moved to Blaine from Southern California.

2010 Local Candidates Review

Candidates for offices in the 42nd and 40th legislative districts and Whatcom County Council district turned out on a crisp, clear Wednesday evening to try to convince county voters why they should be elected.

Get your vehicle ready for the winter months

In many parts of the country, winter can test even the most seasoned driver’s skills with sudden road and weather changes.

Snow far, so good

Could this be another record-breaking snow year? There are some people who say this year’s La Niña weather pattern looks suspiciously similar to the big one in 1998.

Back pain can hurt weight loss goals and vice versa

Which came first, the back pain or the extra pounds? The question may be academic for millions of obese Americans whose chronic spine and joint pain keeps them from getting the exercise that would help them lose weight.

Get moving to prevent and treat arthritis

More than just aches and pains, arthritis is a chronic disease that damages joints and can lead to loss of function or disability.

Blaine is a drive-to, not drive-through city

I have two favorite pastimes. One is sitting at the sidewalk tables, enjoying my multigrain toast, jam and English breakfast tea at Silva Gore’s Seaside Bakery cafe.

Port hires new director

The Port of Bellingham recently hired Charlie Sheldon as their new executive director.

A vision for the future

Blaine developer Ken Imus spoke with business owners about his vision for the city’s downtown during a Blaine Chamber of Commerce meeting earlier this month.

Second Amtrack run extended

Canadian officials in Ottawa have decided against charging border inspection fees for the second Seattle-Vancouver train.

Blaine high school homecoming 2010

Blaine high school homecoming 2010

City unveils 2011 preliminary budget

Blaine can anticipate several reductions to public services as the 2011 budget is projected to fall short of expenditures.


Janice G. Carpenter

Beloved wife, mother, sister and aunt, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010 in Bellingham after a courageous battle with cancer.


Borderites give Bellingham bird’s eye view

In the rapidly chilling night, after most of the fans had long since filed out of the stadium, Todd Bird was collecting and storing the yard markers from the football field.

Borderites tame Lynden Lions in 4-1 win

Three Borderite scorers pushed Blaine’s girls’ soccer team ahead of the Lynden Lions in a 4-1 win at the Pipeline Fields Tuesday afternoon. The win improves Blaine’s record to 4-6.


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