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Articles published Wed, Apr 11, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: April 12 - April 18, 2012


Blaine educator dies after three-year battle with cancer

In the three years since she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Deb Cummings continually defied the odds.

Comment period begins on cleanup of Blaine Harbor site

Local residents have until May 9 to comment on a draft agreement that outlines bulkhead repair requirements for property on the western end of Blaine Harbor.

Stormwater permit petition could hurt wallets

A Bellingham-based environmental group has begun a campaign to force Blaine and Birch Bay to be included in a national stormwater permit, a decision that could have substantial financial impacts on the city and Birch Bay.

Blaine High School students shine at state student technology competition

Blaine High School has continued its stellar performance in state Technology Student Association (TSA) competition this year, sending five students to the national championships in Nashville, Tennessee.

Blaine’s attorney responds to suit against city

The ball is back in the plaintiff’s court after the city attorney for Blaine filed a response to a lawsuit filed in February against the city. The suit alleges city staff improperly handled a public records request submitted by the plaintiffs.

Birch Bay Shellfish Protection District board to meet April 18

The Birch Bay Shellfish Protection District committee will meet next Wednesday, April 18, at Fire Station 62, 9001 Semiahmoo Parkway in Blaine. The members will meet from 6 to 8 p.m.

On the Water Special Boating Section: Blaine West Marine manager named winner of national chain’s annual award

Every year the West Marine retail boat store chain gathers up its thousand or so store managers from across North America to give them a combination pep talk and training on new marine products. The meeting is known as West Marine University.

State now requires rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats

The Washington State Department of Health is now requiring all dogs, cats and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies, though risk of being infected in the state is low.

Area Democratic caucuses set for April 15

Registered Democrats in Blaine and Birch Bay will join their counterparts across Whatcom County this Sunday to hold precinct caucuses.

Senior Center rummage sale set for Saturday

The Blaine Senior Center is hosting a rummage sale this weekend with all proceeds supporting activities at the center.


Debra (“Deb”) Marie Cummings: August 30, 1965 – April 6, 2012

Deb Cummings, age 46, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2012, surrounded by close friends at UW Medical Center in Seattle after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Leonie Marie Emile Smith: March 31, 1938 – April 7, 2012

Leonie Smith, 74, of White Rock, B.C., passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012.


Police Reports: April 3 - April 10, 2012

Police reports for the Blaine Police Department for April 3 through April 10, 2012


Easter Egg hunts aplenty in Blaine, Birch Bay

Children in both Blaine and Birch Bat had their hands full this past Easter weekend with a number of Easter Egg hunts in both communities.


Blaine boys' and girls' track and field head to Snohomish for Eason Invite

The Larry Eason Invite is anything but a friendly “invitational” meet to Blaine track coach Mike Grambo.

Borderite Sports Briefs

A roundup of Borderite sports action for the week ending April 11.


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