Thu, Sep 13, 2001 

 

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...

Thu, Aug 23, 2001 

 

Federal bucks for broken homes

USDA Rural Development (RD) has loan funds available for home repairs to remove health and safety problems for very low-income rural homeowners while grants...

Bring four-star dining home

Ever thought of having a fancy dinner at home without having to lift a finger? Lewis Machado goes into the homes of his clients and gives them a night ...

Local woodturner spins art from hearts of trees

Hidden in the woods south of Birch Bay Park sits a little woodshop where ordinary wood is turned into art. “I can take wood from a firewood pile and...

Roy focuses on planning, action

The Blaine, Birch Bay area hasn’t had a local on county council since Tom Burton stepped off the dais over a decade ago. Sharon Roy thinks its time...

Tennis tourney measures skill

The second annual High School Pre-Season Compass Draw Challenge will be held at Western Washington University September 1 and 2. This regional junior tennis...

Putting best selves forward

Seeing kids smile so much it hurt, was the focus for teacher Barb Montfort at the award ceremony for the Best Self summer learning program Thursday at ...

Loe Honored

Edith Loe, 84, was honored at Blaine Senior Center for her dedication to the communtiy. She served on the finance commitee at Blaine Senior Center Loe ...

Electric rates keep creeping up

Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic said news of another power rate hike came as a surprise. “It appears there may be another rate increase we weren’...


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