Tue, Nov 24, 2009 

 

Thanksgiving dinner available to those in need

Bellini’s Norma opera is melodramatic masterpiece

Vancouver Opera’s Golden Anniversary Season opens with Vincenzo Bellini’s masterpiece, Norma. Performances on November 28, December 1, 3, 5, 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

NWFR to host budget hearing

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR), the fire protection district that serves Blaine, Birch Bay and rural Lynden, has announced a public hearing to review the proposed 2010 budget.

Birch Bay chamber elects new board members

A salute to veterans...

Border Songs looks at life on the 49th parallel

For the book lovers on your list, a Christmas present extraordinaire – a novel set in Blaine. In Border Songs, author Jim Lynch tells an outstanding story about the once sleepy town, whose main vice was an adult book store.

Fire commissioner Butch Hinchey resigns

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFRS) commissioner Butch Hinchey resigned last month and the search is on for a replacement. Sort of.

Bay Builders - Great kids doing great thing!

Blaine School District's outstanding students of the month

Fri, Nov 20, 2009 

 

Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving Dinner

Low-income residents without dinner plans this Thanksgiving can join their neighbors for a complete turkey meal with all the trimmings at the Blaine Senior Center, compliments of the American Legion Peace Arch Post 86 in Birch Bay.

Wed, Nov 18, 2009 

 

Thanksgiving baskets need cash

The Blaine Community Assistance Program’s annual Thanksgiving basket effort is underway, and program director Brent Brentnall said he expects to feed as many as 1,000 people this year, well over half of them children.

Vancouver Opera celebrates golden anniversary

Experts warn of ‘southern border mentality’

As the wheels of immigration reform start to grind in Washington D.C., local voices need to be heard to insure a healthy national economy and healthy communities along the northern border.

Sewer rates, property taxes up in 2010 city budget

Blaine residents can expect higher sewer rates, higher property taxes and cuts in city staff if the details of the proposed 2010 city budget are approved next month.

Puget Sound now officially part of Salish Sea

Concerts feature local musicians

Fats, oils, grease no good for drains

Experts say spread joy, not germs, this holiday season

Looking at hatcheries through the habitat lens

Hit the powder at Sun Peaks

Borderite Report

Find out what is happening in the Blaine School District

Tue, Nov 17, 2009 

 

Thousands honor Aaron Aamot

Fri, Nov 13, 2009 

 

Correction:

In our last issue, we incorrectly compared figures from 2009 city revenues. The figures listed reflected cumulative revenues as of August, 2009, rather than the total annual revenue predicted for 2009.

Wed, Nov 11, 2009 

 

City proposes reduced sewer rates for condos

Following much discussion with local condominium owners, the city of Blaine has proposed amending its sewer rates to allow condominium owners to access discounted rates for qualified seniors, handicapped and low-income individuals.

City mulls construction impacts of roundabouts

Construction of two planned roundabouts on Peace Portal Drive and D Street will impact surrounding businesses but to what degree depends on which construction plan Blaine City Council approves.

GSA re-opens southbound I-5 lanes

Reconstructed southbound lanes of I-5 at the Peace Arch were opened to traffic on Wednesday eliminating, for the time being, a detour through the Blaine exit that has been in place for over 18 months while the federal General Services Administration (GSA) builds a new customs facility to replace the current 1970s era building.

2009 Election Results

Library levy passes. Read the latest Whatcom County election results.

News in Brief

Local soldier dies in Afghanistan • Bay Cafe to host annual Angel Tree • Santa photos to raise funds for kids • Blaine is beautiful in winter, too!


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