Thu, Sep 20, 2001 

 

Got time?

The Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman program has set the date and location for the next volunteer training, and is urging individuals in Whatcom, Skagit...

Yes to bond, no to mayor

With two hot issues on the primary ballot, Blaine voters turned out in record numbers, giving an emphatic yes to a new fire station and an emphatic no ...

Larsen, Cantwell pledge support for beefier border

“The world changed on September 11. It changed our lives immensely and things may be changed forever, but that doesn’t mean we stop,” said...

Hundreds gather to grieve and remember

“These dark events moved us in ways that left us not knowing how to express ourselves,” said John Kageorge of White Rock. “It seemed logical...

Thu, Sep 13, 2001 

 

Pro & Con

Two years ago, you, the voters, said you wanted to stay with our present form of government. You made the right decision! Blaine has made progress in many...

Does Blaine need a change?

On September 18 Blaine voters go to the polls to decide on the future of Blaine’s city manager system of government. This week, The Northern Light...

Voters to decide on fire station $

Most anyone who lives in Blaine has heard some mention of the bond for the new fire station. Although it has not yet been voted on, the fire department...

Absentee ballots available from county

Absentee ballots are available in the auditor’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for registered voters and Saturday, September...

Prayers for victims, peace

September 11 was a day that indelibly marked lives around the world. A little over 200 people in Blaine chose to close it by attending a community prayer...

Choosing a government, again

The last time Blaine voters were asked to change the way the city is governed, the proposal failed. In November 1999, 67percent of Blaine voters said no...

Council approves porn zone to clean up downtown

With some reluctance and one vote against, city council approved an ordinance that would move the city’s lone porn purveyor out of downtown by creating...

Pints and prayers for victims, vigilance at border

On the morning of September 11, local residents woke to the shocking news that three hijacked passenger aircraft had crashed into targets in New York and...

Thu, Sep 6, 2001 

 

Teary finish at Vancouver Indy

“I am just full of joy, it was so hard to get here. With five laps to go I started to cry in the car and I kept saying to myself; concentrate, concentrate...

PEACE ARCH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

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Will orcas join salmon on list?

Peter Hamilton received the call March 18, 2000; an orca had been beached in Boundary Bay. “It was chaotic, kids were walking around in pools of blood...

Gas line breaks

Small amounts of steam could be seen rising up from a construction site August 29 afternoon. A backhoe operator had broken a two-inch gas line approximately...

Close call on the water

Rescue crews arrived at the Blaine Harbor Marina August 29 in response to a report that a crab fisherman’s boat had gone down near Birch Point. The...

Smugglers busted with small haul

Local law enforcement nabbed two marijuana smugglers dressed for the big time, but only seized three pounds of pot.Just before 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, ...

Election could cut short Tomsic’s tenure as manager

Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic has been on the job a little over a year, and he thinks he’s made a difference. His bosses on Blaine city council,...

White Rock stop gets OK from Amtrak

Mayor Hardy Staub of White Rock and Amtrak West President Gil Mallery stepped off the northbound Amtrak train in White Rock last week, a symbolic inauguration...

Thu, Aug 30, 2001 

 

Gamble a helping hand

The Semiahmoo Ladies Club fundraising juggernaut is rolling again, generating dollars to support local charities. This year the group’s fundraising...

Whirly-birds on thier way

Blaine’s airport is on its way to becoming a heliport.At their August 27 meeting Blaine city council approved a lease with Silver Star/United Helicopters...

Pornagony...

Blaine city council will keep mulling a city ordinance that would relegate adult entertainment businesses to manufacturing zones, after a packed public...

Don't worry, be happy

Bess McMillan, who celebrated her 99th birthday Friday, attributes her long life to enjoying each day and not worrying about tomorrow. Known for being ...

Council backtracks on zoning idea

Spurred by their wish to accommodate one property owners’ request to put a manufactured home on a single lot, city council has backtracked and allowed...

Eager beavers get their craband seizure, too

Washington state department of fish and wildlife (DFW) officers seized a commercial crabber’s catch and gear for jumping the gun on a 24-hour opening...

Beautification efforts pick up steam

People of Blaine are pulling together to make their city one to be proud of. Amanda Harger, 19, is one of those people. “I have lived here my whole...


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