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Letters to the Editor - December 23 - 29, 2010

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Semiahmoo Resort, Loomis golf course sold

The Semiahmoo Resort is for sale, and its 300 employees, including those working at the Semiahmoo and Loomis Trail golf courses, could be out of a job come February.

Developer required to pay mitigation fees to fire district

A local developer will have to pay fire mitigation fees if he wants to continue developing his 48-unit project near Bell Road, Blaine City Council recently decided.

Brrrr... Time for the Polar Bear Swim

For the 28th year in a row, those needing a brisk wake-up call will gather with other like-minded residents and visitors to plunge into the icy waters of Birch Bay on January 1 in the Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge

Some Birch Bay water rates go up, others go down

About one-third of Birch Bay Water and Sewer district customers will see decreases in their water bills under the 2011 water and sewer rates with a further 24 percent seeing increases of 2.4 percent or less.

Briefs

s The Giving Tree will help make the holidays a little merrier for 227 families who will receive more than 2,000 gifts. Organized by Good Samaritan Society Stafholt, volunteers help prepare the packages. From left, LaJoy Luce, Colin Hawkins, Marsha Hawkins and Spencer Riddle.

Be Prepared, Do A Good Deed, Recycle A Christmas Tree

On January 8, the Scouts of Troop 4025 will be having their annual Christmas tree pickup.

The true history of the Westman Marine shipyard

I read with interest the article in The Northern Light about the shipyard in the Blaine harbor closing down at the end of this year.

sports

Boys take a hard fall against Sedro-Woolly

Andrew Miller strains to lay in a basket against tight defense in Blaine’s game against Sedro-Woolley Tuesday, December 21.

Cubs gnaw narrow win away from Blaine Girls

The Lady Borderites barely trailed the Sedro-Woolley Cubs by 10 points at any given time in Tuesday night’s NW Conference basketball game at Blaine.

Wrasslers wrassling well

Blaine’s high school wrestling team has a string of strong performances under its belt after a third place finish at the Paul Reiman Classic.

Borderites, first get thumped, then rebound

The Blaine boys basketball team finished a three game home stand by storming to a 58-48 non-conference victory over Granite Falls Saturday, December 18.

 

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