Wed, Apr 3, 2013 

 

Pipeline Road construction project commences

Heavy machinery is moving into the east side of Blaine this week, and construction will begin on Pipeline Road to make some much needed improvements to the public works infrastructure.

Lawsuit looms for BNSF because of coal train impacts on environment

Sierra Club and its partners sent a 60-day notice of intent to sue Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and several coal companies for violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

Prom's upon us

Manager Jade Danielson adjusts one of the many prom dresses for sale at Birch Bay Square's newest retailer After 5 Fashions on April 1.

A piece of Africa visits Blaine

The Ugandan Orphans Choir, sponsored by Childcare Worldwide, will be coming to Blaine for a performance at Grace Lutheran Church on Wednesday, April 10.

Obama campaigners seek respect for volunteers

Sometimes things go wrong, even when you're passionate about the end goal.

Educational scholarships available for area women

Whatcom Women in Business, a nonprofit organization, will be giving up to $24,000 in scholarships to women who are furthering their education this year.

What's it worth? Antique road show benefits Whatcom seniors

Have you ever wondered what those heirlooms in the attic are really worth?

New business offers clear-span, multipurpose buildings

Kincora Structures, a full-service design-and-build firm that specializes in clear-span fabric-hybrid structures has opened in Bellingham.

Young at Heart: April

What a wonderful thing that April is here!

Helping others is just a way of life for long-time NWFR volunteer

For the past 37 years, the fire scanner has crackled and hissed throughout the night in Dale Rutger's bedroom.

Raised bed gardening: an ideal growing solution for a wet climate

Heavy rains are a fact of life in the Pacific Northwest spring.

Massaging your way to a healthy body

Massage may have developed a reputation for being a luxurious treat on a spa day but research has shown that it holds many more health benefits than just relaxation and stress management.

Everybody Bike

Blaine resident Tom Dorsey tries out one of the bikes brought to the Blaine Senior Center by the Whatcom bicycling resource Everybody Bike March 27.

Easter Egg Hunt

Q & A: The Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project

The Northern Light invited three individuals who are closely involved with the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility project to answer questions about the project and what it means for the community of Birch Bay.

Local couple paddles, teaches about boating to preserve native heritage

Since the first multi-tribal canoe journey to Seattle in 1989, Pacific Northwest Native American tribes have revived a major component of their heritage - the ancient art of carving and paddling dugout canoes - by paddling en masse to the land of a hosting tribe each summer.

Wed, Mar 27, 2013 

 

Council hears opposition to shoreline enhancement project

Whatcom County Council members were surprised to hear an outpouring of opposition to the Birch Bay shoreline enhancement project at a presentation on right of way issues along Birch Bay Drive.

Blaine receives $500,000 grant to reduce energy consumption

Little by little the city of Blaine is moving forward in its aim to become more energy efficient, and its latest success, an award of a $500,000 Department of Commerce grant to help lower energy costs, is a huge step forward.

Education-related policy bills remain alive in legislature

With most other policy bills out of the way and facing the Supreme Court's McCleary decision mandating full funding for education by 2018 Washington state lawmakers have now moved the education issue to the top of their budgeting priorities.

Soshin Girls School visits Blaine

Corrections

Corrections to the March 14 and 21 issues of The Northern Light

Whiskey A-Go-Go supports Habitat for Humanity

The state of Washington is filled to the brim with small craft distilleries.

The Boob Tour: Laughing toward a cure

North Whatcom County Relay for Life (NWCRL) and the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds are bringing a dynamic show to Whatcom county.

Blaine businesses eligible for scholarship funding

The city of Blaine and Western Washington University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are offering five scholarships to local Blaine businesses for its Launch and Build Your Business course.

Weigh in to slim down

Sometimes in order to win you have to lose, and with Northwest Parks and Recreation District 2's newest program, you'll have to lose big.

Wed, Mar 20, 2013 

 

State examines rail plan, advocates lobby for new Amtrak stop in Blaine

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is in the process of updating its rail plan and passenger rail advocates on both sides of the border are working to put Blaine on the Amtrak Cascades map.

Blaine commits $30K to attract businesses and jobs with new economic development study for city

The city of Blaine is ready to grow.


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