News http://thenorthernlight.com/news News RSS Feed BP Heron Center nears completion http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_bp_heron_center_nears_completion Commission tables Birch Bay park location discussion http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_commission_tables_birch_bay_park_location_discussion Edaleen Dairy breaks ground in Blaine for new store http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_edaleen_dairy_breaks_ground_in_blaine_for_new_store Move over Cost Cutter. There's a new dairy vendor in town. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_edaleen_dairy_breaks_ground_in_blaine_for_new_store Blaine library needs Legos http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_blaine_library_needs_legos The Blaine Public Library will be starting a Lego club as part of the summer reading program and beyond. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_blaine_library_needs_legos Port makes plans to broadcast meetings http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_port_makes_plans_to_broadcast_meetings New venue for Mother's Day Studio Tour http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_new_venue_for_mother_s_day_studio_tour Preparations are well underway for Blaine's ninth annual Springfest Art Tour. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_new_venue_for_mother_s_day_studio_tour County eases restrictions on marijuana business http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_county_eases_restrictions_on_marijuana_business Mental health services a critical investment http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_mental_health_services_a_critical_investment Successful gardening begins with intentional planting and planning http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_successful_gardening_begins_with_intentional_planting_and_planning If you want to create a garden with beauty and balance, begin with planning, not digging. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_successful_gardening_begins_with_intentional_planting_and_planning Taste of Home Show comes to Silver Reef Casino http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_taste_of_home_show_comes_to_silver_reef_casino Design spotlight: Custom driveway http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_design_spotlight__custom_driveway Larry and Carrie Beck dressed up their Ferndale driveway by implementing a compass rose into its design. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_design_spotlight__custom_driveway Earth Day http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_earth_day http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_earth_day Whatcom Community College's Deans' List http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_whatcom_community_college_s_deans__list Winter Quarter http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_whatcom_community_college_s_deans__list On the hunt: Easter weekend http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_on_the_hunt__easter_weekend http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_on_the_hunt__easter_weekend A field trip to the oyster barge http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-23_a_field_trip_to_the_oyster_barge Construction begins at Birch Bay Square intersection http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-16_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? http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-16_construction_begins_at_birch_bay_square_intersection Blaine mayor says "Stop, Eh?" http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-16_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-16_blaine_mayor_says__stop__eh__ Alleged drug smuggler arrested at border crossing http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-16_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-16_alleged_drug_smuggler_arrested_at_border_crossing Grow your own salad bar http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-16_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-16_grow_your_own_salad_bar Helping your garden grow http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-16_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2014-04-16_helping_your_garden_grow