Thu, May 5, 2005 

 

Shellfishharvest resumes after spill

Shellfish harvesting in Drayton Harbor started up againthis week after a manure spill in the California Creekdrainage basin closed harvesting and even ...

Ifyou build part of it, they will still come

Ifyou build it, so the saying goes, they will come. WithBlaine’s new skate park, however, they’ve beenshowing up by the dozens before it&rsquo...

Trustfor Public Land opts out of spit purchase

Sayingthat they did not find a “willing seller” inTrillium Corporation, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) hasbacked out of negotiations to purchase...

Thu, Apr 28, 2005 

 

LocalBoys & Girls Club photographers clean up in competition

Blaine’sBoys and Girls Club photographers won five out of 12possible first place awards at a recent county-wide photocompetition in Bellingham. County...

Getout boating

Thisyear’s Semiahmoo Cup Regatta drew almost 80boats compared to last year’s 50, and with good sunand fairly decent wind both days saw some...

Gardening

Thereis an emerging northwest style of gardening that is verydependent on Asian and English influences. And why not?We have the shared legacy of water,...

Lowersewer connection costs, Black Rock Cable on the way

Blainecity council has approved a cut in the amount propertyowners must pay for an inactive connection to the municipalsewer system. At their April 11 ...

Onthe Waterfront

Mostof the commercial fishers in our harbor are getting readyfor the next season – crab season is now closeduntil next fall, and the local salmon...

BirchBay opens up visitor center

TheBirch Bay Chamber of Commerce opened a new visitor informationcenter earlier this week in the Trend West building inthe 7800 block of Birch Bay Drive...

Publicgets their say in downtown zoning rules

Theslow and painstaking chore of rewriting the rules fordowntown development is being handed over to the public.

Fedschange small boat reporting rules

It’lltake more than a phone call for boaters to come homeafter a day of fishing in Canadian waters, now that newrules are in place for checking in...

Thu, Apr 21, 2005 

 

LibraryLinks

Wherein your community do you find an art show premiere, anevening of Flamenco dance and an entrance to the worldof knowledge? Your local Blaine library...

Districtconsiders new hook-up rates for timeshares

TheBirch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) threw a scareinto local developer Gold Star Resorts last week by proposinga significant increase in water...

Semiahmoosailing regatta to take place this weekend

Thesixth running of the Semiahmoo Bay International SailingRegatta takes place this weekend, and while the two-dayrace format is mostly the same as previous...

GardeningGrowing from scratch or by flat: Your decision

Helloagain. The planting season is heating up and everywhereI go, the grocery stores, drugstores, big box storesand almost everywhere else are getting ...

Getready for a singular evening

Sinceemerging on the Portland, Oregon acoustic music scenein 1997, Misty River has earned an enviable reputationas one of the finest and most entertaining...

Drugsmuggler moved to Walla Walla

Thefirst adult to do time in jail in connection with marijuanasmuggling on the Point Roberts school bus moved intothe state penitentiary at Walla Walla...

Goodwinappointed to new position

WhatcomCounty planner and Blaine resident Sylvia Goodwin isleaving her county position and joining the port of Bellinghamas their new director of planning...

Countyagrees to an early start on road repairs

WhatcomCounty will start immediately on a menu of short-termsolutions to traffic safety concerns at the intersectionof Lincoln and Harborview roads, according...

Newellreinstated as high school principal

Aftera lengthy investigation the Blaine school board has decidedto reinstate Blaine high school principal Dan Newell,on administrative leave since being...

Thu, Apr 14, 2005 

 

LibraryLinks

Wherein your community do you find an art show premiere, anevening of Flamenco dance and an entrance to the worldof knowledge? Your local Blaine library...

Firefighters/EMTshonored

Forthe second year in a row, volunteer Matt McDaniel of theBirch Bay fire station was named Firefighter of the Yearfor Fire District 13, North Whatcom ...

Getout & grow

Lastweek I wrote about some ideas to help you create interestingplaces in the garden for you and your family. This weekI’ll discuss a specificgarden...

Getout boating

Thereare two big events coming up for area boatniks: nextweek’s Semiahmoo Regatta, expectedto bring 100 competitive sailboats and 400 or more crewand...

Cityand east Blaine developer come to terms

“Atleast at the developer, attorney and staff level we’rethere,” city manager Gary Tomsic toldcouncil members, presenting what was to...

Newowners have big plans

Thearea’s first new major retaildevelopment in many years will take place this summerand fall as Far North Ventures of Mount Vernon renovatesand ...

Nofix soon for Drayton Harbor Road

Moretraffic due to the Drayton Harbor Road closure, summervisitors and projected local growth is making LincolnRoad “anaccident waiting to happen...


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