News News RSS Feed BP Heron Center nears completion Sunny weather brought a flurry of activity at the BP Heron Center for Environmental Education, where contractors and volunteers are busy preparing the space for its inaugural season. Commission tables Birch Bay park location discussion The sound of rain on the roof of the Birch Bay Activity Center almost drowned out much of the Whatcom County Park and Recreation Commission meeting last Thursday, but that didn't stop Birch Bay residents from having their say about the location of a future beachside park on Birch Bay. Edaleen Dairy breaks ground in Blaine for new store Move over Cost Cutter. There's a new dairy vendor in town. Blaine library needs Legos The Blaine Public Library will be starting a Lego club as part of the summer reading program and beyond. Port makes plans to broadcast meetings Soon you will be able to kick back in your easy chair and keep up with Port of Bellingham news. New venue for Mother's Day Studio Tour Preparations are well underway for Blaine's ninth annual Springfest Art Tour. County eases restrictions on marijuana business A new zoning ordinance passed by the county council will allow marijuana businesses to be located in dense neighborhoods as long as they are at least 300 feet away from the nearest residence and 1,000 feet away from places where children and families gather. Mental health services a critical investment Whatcom County is experiencing a disturbing trend shared with the rest of our nation. Our jails and prisons are becoming de facto mental health institutions for our country. Successful gardening begins with intentional planting and planning If you want to create a garden with beauty and balance, begin with planning, not digging. Taste of Home Show comes to Silver Reef Casino The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food. Design spotlight: Custom driveway Larry and Carrie Beck dressed up their Ferndale driveway by implementing a compass rose into its design. Earth Day Whatcom Community College's Deans' List Winter Quarter On the hunt: Easter weekend A field trip to the oyster barge On April 22, fifth grade students from Blaine Elementary School headed out for a trip on the Plover to visit the Drayton Harbor Community Shellfish Farm (DHCSF) to learn firsthand about how oysters are grown and what impacts changes in the environment can have on the mollusks. Construction begins at Birch Bay Square intersection Have you ever reached the intersection of Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way and been unclear as to whether you had the right of way or not? Blaine mayor says "Stop, Eh?" An uptick in the number of traffic infractions in downtown Blaine has the Blaine City Council bristling, particularly when it comes to drivers running stop signs. Alleged drug smuggler arrested at border crossing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended a Vancouver, B.C. man who was wanted in Port Angeles for contempt of court at the Pacific Highway port of entry on April 10. Grow your own salad bar One of the satisfying things about growing your own vegetables is knowing you are providing healthy food for you and your family. Helping your garden grow Head over to Van Wingerden Garden Center for a free seminar this weekend to learn all you need to know about spring gardening.