News In Brief

Published on Thu, Apr 3, 2003
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News In Brief

Peace Arch rally set for Sunday
A peace rally will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Peace Arch Park. Brian McKinlay, of the UCFV Peace Coalition in Abbotsford campus said Canadians and Americans are expected to attend. This same organization had a rally at the Sumas crossing last week, and another group rallied round-trip from Bellingham to Lynden on the same day. Another rally is expected to take place on April 12, an international day of protest.

State patrol seeking hit-and-run information
A Blaine teenager died as a result of a hit and run two weeks ago, and the driver of the vehicle has not been found. Christopher Walsh, 15, and two friends were riding their bikes shortly after 9 p.m. on Blaine Road when Walsh was struck and killed. The Washington state patrol describe the car as a beige or brown station wagon with possible bumper and hood grille damage on the passenger side. Anyone with information should call state patrol detective Craig Cardinal at 360/658-1345.

Odell Road firehouse to be done in May
North Whatcom division chief Jim Rutherford said the new fire station on Odell Road is coming along great, and is expected to be complete in mid-May. Currently, the only issue has been the building of the parking lot, which has been hindered due to the winter season.

USCPAA looking for downtown art sponsors
The United States Canada Peace Anniversary Association (USCPAA) is looking for downtown Blaine businesses to be art downtown sponsors. Businesses will sponsor sculptures that will be placed in downtown Blaine for the duration of the International Sculpture Exhibition. All artwork sponsored in downtown will be installed between April 12 and 30, 2003. For further information, contact the USCPAA at 332-7165 or email

Birch Bay holding spring clean up day
On April 19, the residents and business of Birch Bay are encouraged to lend a hand at spring clean up day. The next Birch Bay chamber meeting will be on Tuesday, April 15 at Stephani�s. For more information, contact Birch Bay Chamber president Nick Jerns.

Sewer meeting on Thursday evening
The city of Blaine is holding a meeting about the sewer treatment plant in an effort to provide the public with information regarding its current condition and capacities, as well as future plans. Public works director Steve Banham, city manager Gary Tomsic, and community development director Terry Galvin will be on hand. The meeting is scheduled for April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Blaine senior center on H Street.

United Way annual breakfast next month
Bellingham�s Craig Cole, President/CEO of Brown & Cole Stores, will be the keynote speaker at the United Way�s 5th Annual Community Safety Net Donor Appreciation Breakfast, sponsored by St. Joseph Hospital. The event, formerly known as the Community Leader�s Breakfast, is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, at 7:30 a.m. at St. Luke�s Health Education Center, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham. The event is open to the public. People interested in learning more about how they can become part of building the Community Safety Net through United Way are encouraged to attend. Call 733-8670 for more information.