Wed, Dec 18, 2013 

 

Blaine gets first marijuana applications

Three entities have applied for marijuana licenses in Blaine.

Happy holidays

The Northern Light office will be closed from Saturday, December 21 to Sunday, December 29 in observance of the holidays.

Holiday lights

Holiday lights sparkle and shine in downtown Blaine after the Christmas tree lighting on December 7.

A Roman holiday

Sophomores at Blaine High School all hailed Caesar at the 22nd annual Roman banquet on December 16.

Ten years of work begins to pay off in Terrell Creek

As executive director of the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA), Rachel Vasak spearheads dozens of river and creek restoration projects every year.


Wed, Dec 11, 2013 

 

Fire destroys Birch Bay barn; none hurt in the blaze

Crews from North Whatcom Fire and Rescue, Lynden Fire Department and Whatcom Fire District 7 responded to two structure fires in one evening in Blaine and Birch Bay on December 9.

Marijuana license applications hit Whatcom County

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) continues to release a weekly list of individuals and companies who have submitted applications to grow, process or sell marijuana.

State grants more than $42 million for salmon recovery

On December 5 the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Puget Sound Partnership announced the award of more than $42 million in grants to organizations around the state for projects that restore and protect salmon habitat.

Corrections

In the December 5 edition of The Northern Light, the article "CPR knowledge now required for BHS graduation" did not clearly explain the school district's plans for future capital improvements and future financing.

A weekend of Blaine holiday cheer

Take a dam fine tour

It's been a year since local conservationists and the state department of fish and wildlife teamed up to replace a small dam on the north end of Lake Terrell, restoring a salmon run that had been dormant for more than 50 years.

Volunteers sought for BP Heron Center

Construction of the BP Heron Center for Environmental Education has been moving along steadily since October, but volunteers are still needed to help with interior work such as hanging sheet rock and plumbing.

Give a holiday hand to local families in need

You can help out a struggling family with the items on their child's Christmas wish list by picking up a tag from an Angel Tree in Birch Bay or by donating gifts or money to the Giving Tree in Blaine.

Wed, Dec 4, 2013 

 

CPR knowledge now required for BHS graduation

Beginning in 2017 each Blaine High School (BHS) graduate will know how to perform CPR and use automatic external defibrillators (AEDs).

County buys LaBounty Drive property for jail

After more than five years of analyzing properties, conducting environmental studies and weighing the options, Whatcom County Council has set the site of Whatcom County's future jail in stone.

Restoration of donated Bristol Bay boat underway

With its 29-foot hull now housed safely inside a steel-framed tent at Walsh Marine, Drayton Harbor Maritime Museum (DHM) volunteers can begin the first phase of the lengthy restoration process intended for the Diamond NN No. 59, a recently donated double-ended Bristol Bay sailboat.

Holiday gifts for a good cause

Blaine schools' Technology Student Association (TSA) is cashing in on the holidays.

Department of Ecology schedules water quality study in Drayton Harbor

Seeing red? You're not alone.

An apple for the teacher

Each year, Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) presents the Golden Apple Award to honor educators who have gone above and beyond to strengthen young people's connections with books, reading and libraries.

The Nutcracker to be performed in Bellingham

The holidays are just around the corner and audiences of all ages are making plans to experience the holiday tradition of attending The Nutcracker.

Young at Heart

December - what a wonderful month.

A community effort ...

The Community Assistance Program partnered with Northwest Fire and Rescue (NWFRS), local churches and members of the community on November 20 to provide Thanksgiving baskets for families in need.

No salmon, no whales

An independent filmmaker living in Birch Bay is doing his part to save the orcas by drawing attention to the decline of the southern resident killer whales in a documentary film called "Fragile Waters."

Tue, Nov 26, 2013 

 

Council OKs ordinance to control sale of marijuana

The city of Blaine is trying to manage the maze that new state marijuana laws have created.

Keep it local for sustainable holidays this year

One of the most profound ways we affect the environment is through the food we eat.

Blaine getting dressed up for annual holiday party

Over the weekend the city of Blaine will begin sparkling with holiday cheer.


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