Thu, Aug 12, 2010 

 

County to alter emergency management contract

Whatcom County Council has decided they’re not happy with Whatcom Medic One, the county’s emergency medical service provider, and they’re not going to take it anymore.

Semiahmoo spit re-opens

The Whatcom County Health Department has re-opened Semiahmoo spit after a high fecal coliform count last week.

Study shows decline in border traffic

A year after the final implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) and nearly two years after the economic meltdown of 2008, cross border travel – especially from Canada – has declined overall, according to a recent study by Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI).

Open for business

Images of Lighthouse Point facility opening.

Blaine skate park re-opens

Images of new skate park.

A thank you...

Image of Plover donation.

Annual check-up finds Plover in ship-shape

Image of Plover's annual check-up

BP begins roundabout construction

Image of roundabout construction

Small business center hosts ThinkBiz 2010 conference

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SDBC), Whatcom Community College, along with sponsor Whidbey Island Bank, will host ThinkBiz 2010 – Small Business Conference September 9 and 10 at Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Center.

Free and low-cost spaying available

Take advantage of a free and low-cost spay and neutering event in Blaine next week.

Birch Bay residents discuss community tourism options

Members of the Birch Bay community met last week to brainstorm ways of increasing tourism to their unique corner of Washington.

Wed, Aug 11, 2010 

 

Drayton Harbor Days, August 7 & 8, 2010

Images from Drayton Harbor Days

Cultural concert series features free Sunday shows

Those wanting to get a taste of international flavor should check out the Peace Arch International concert series beginning this week at Peace Arch State Park.

Young At Heart: Senior center offers an array of fun

Blaine Senior Activity Center folks are looking forward to a wonderful August, a time for wrapping up a pleasant summer and an anticipated swing into fall.

Happenings at the Northern border

Images from the Northern border

Fri, Aug 6, 2010 

 

Cultural concert series kicks off Sunday at Peace Arch State Park

Concerts fo feature Croatian musical ensembles and traditional Hmong dancers.

Thu, Aug 5, 2010 

 

Lighthouse Point facility illuminated by artistic sculptures

Sculptures are part of the new treatment facility’s goal to blend in aesthetically to its prominent location in one of Blaine’s most popular parks.

Drayton Harbor Days, raft race, this Saturday

Pirates of all sorts will descend upon Blaine Marina this weekend for the annual Drayton Harbor Days celebration.

$33 million water reclamation facility grand opening Friday

Starting this week the city of Blaine will be operating one of the cleanest sewer treatment plants in the state.

Crews to close southbound I-5

Work to continue until August 20

City celebrates re-opening of skate park

Ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 9.

Young At Heart

Officials open new Peace Arch port of entry to traffic

Travelers crossing into the United States at the Peace Arch border crossing will find U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have transitioned their operations into the new port of entry facility, which opened Saturday, July 31.

Report flags three local beaches

The Cottonwood Beach area in Birch Bay has been identified as one of three Whatcom County saltwater beaches that do not meet state clean water standards, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report.

Biking Birch Bay

Image of Biking Birch Bay

Meeting to present public input on tourism

Birch Bay area residents are invited to hear results from a facilitated brainstorming session on tourism development.

Explore Whatcom County shorelines

Those who are looking for a way to explore Whatcom County’s shorelines will want to attend an educational event at Birch Bay State Park this Sunday.


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