Wed, Oct 26, 2011 

 

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for October 13 through October 15

Wed, Oct 19, 2011 

 

State voters will decide on privatization of liquor stores

Election season is approaching once again, and once again Washington state voters will decide whether or not the state’s liquor stores will be privatized.

Blaine, Birch Bay residents prepare to cast their votes

The Northern Light asked every candidate in a contested Whatcom County race appearing on Blaine and Birch Bay voters’ ballots, “How will you best represent Blaine and Birch Bay in county government?”

Birch Bay veterinarian helps bring lost cat home after 13 months

Ken Welke was in line at a hardware store when he got a call from a Birch Bay veterinary office that made his day.

New owner will keep farmers market open year-round

The Birch Bay Farmers Market on Birch Bay-Lynden Road has been open for about six years now, but owner Keith Bowen has a whole new set of plans for the roadside grocery.

Ballot drop boxes will be available next week

County voters will no longer need to wait until election day to drop their ballots of at a county-maintained drop box.

Mature Living Special Section: Safety proof your home to prevent falls

One out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year, and nearly a third of them will live with discomfort from the fall for the rest of their lives.

Fall Car Care Special Section: Maintain proper tire pressure to help prevent accidents

Don’t wait until there’s nothing left between you and the rain-slick pavement to check your tires. The likelihood of accidents skyrockets when you combine wet, seasonal weather and poor tire maintenance.

Fall Car Care Special Section: Little changes can add up at the gas station

With gas prices hovering right around $4 a gallon, drivers need to take advantage of as many gas-saving maintenance and driving tips as they can.

Eyes on Wildlife

A brief glimpse of some of the area's local wildlife

Silver Reef readies expansion

Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa has begun the next phase of its expansion, which will include a new event center, theater and Mexican restaurant.

Working together for a good cause

Cooking for a good cause at the Blackberry House

Behind the image

Blaine photographer David Riffle captured this photo of an aging boat resting outside the old cannery building on Semiahmoo Spit earlier this week. He said he’s taken this same photo dozens of times, and always comes up with something different.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for October 7 and 8, 2011

Wed, Oct 12, 2011 

 

Council asks for delay of depot demolition

Blaine city officials want Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway to wait on the planned demolition of the Blaine train depot until the future of rail service in Blaine is clearer.

City council OKs acquisition of east Blaine property

The city of Blaine is one step closer to extending utilities to east Blaine after a city council vote Monday night gave the go ahead to acquire two parcels of private property.

County council gives thumbs-up to two Birch Bay rezones

A total of 568 acres in the Birch Bay area have new zoning designations after a Whatcom County Council vote Tuesday evening.

Mature Living Special Section: Reduce the risk of breast cancer

The annual explosion of pink has become one of the most visible reminders of the importance of early detection and breast cancer awareness.

Fall Car Care Special Section: Fall into a vehicle maintenance program

October is Fall Car Care Month, the perfect time to fall into a vehicle maintenance program and get your car ready for winter.

Fall Car Care Special Section: Teach teens to drive safely – and save their lives

In 2009, 3,466 teenagers died in the United States from automobile crash injuries, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Fall Car Care Special Section: Steering clear of deer

Vehicles and deer can be a lethal combination on Washington roads. As the weather gets colder, drivers face a greater risk of collisions as deer and other wildlife migrate from the mountains and dart across roads and highways.

Upcoming senior events

The week's events at the Blaine Senior Center

Blaine dentistry practice expanding

Dr. Patrick Rooney of Blaine Harbor Dental has expanded his practice with the addition of Dr. Mark Fleming of Friday Harbor. Fleming works in the office one day a week and sometimes stays overnight to see patients in the early morning.

Vitamins for good health

Do we require vitamins for good health? The answer is “of course.” Vitamins are essential for good health but only in tiny amounts.

Wed, Oct 5, 2011 

 

RE Sources files notice to sue SSA Marine for water violations

The Bellingham-based environmental group that has been one of the strongest opponents of the Gateway Pacific Terminal has filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Seattle-based shipping terminal company proposing the project.

BNSF seeks demolition of Blaine train depot

Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railway want to demolish the 100-year-old Blaine Train Depot because it “no longer provides a viable function.”

City seeks public input on land acquisition

The Blaine City Council will hold another public hearing on a proposed land acquisition in east Blaine after the landowner involved expressed concern over the city’s process for condemning his land.


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