Mon, Oct 10, 2011 


County Council to make two Birch Bay zoning decisions

The zoning density of 98 acres in Birch Bay could be reduced while that of another 470 acres could be increased at the next Whatcom County Council meeting.

Thu, Oct 6, 2011 


Border traffic expected to be heavy this Monday

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this weekend to make sure they have their proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic during the celebration of Canada’s Thanksgiving on October 10th.

Wed, Oct 5, 2011 


Department of archeology says SSA Marine needed archeology permit for Cherry Point work

The Seattle-based shipping terminal company that performed unpermitted surveying work at the site proposed for the $600 million Gateway Pacific Terminal also needed permission from the state department of archeology.

Mon, Oct 3, 2011 


Bellingham-based RE Sources files notice to sue SSA Marine

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

Birch Bay beaches receive A grades for summer 2011

All the beaches in Birch Bay tested over the summer received an "A" grade or better in a beach report card released by a California-based environmental group.

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