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  • The Northern Light: September 21-27, 2023

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District to receive $1.5 million from state
After a September 8 meeting of the Washington State Public Works Board (PWB), the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District was chosen to …
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New barbershop opens in Birch Bay Square
Those in need of a men’s or kid’s haircut can now stop by Bay City Barbershop, which opened on August 19 in Birch Bay …
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Road Rules: Electric bikes and scooters
Question: What are the rules about electric bikes and electric scooters?  We have them riding down the roads and sidewalks and …
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Public invited to tour bp Cherry Point
On Friday, September 29, bp Cherry Point will open its doors for a public open house, poster session and facility tour from 10 a.m. to …
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Whatcom County to hold two free tire recycling events
Whatcom County Health and Community Services (WCHCS) has free tire recycling events scheduled Sunday, September 24 and Sunday, October …
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Boat to Table program brings fresh seafood to Whatcom County food banks
Boat to Table, a new community campaign, kicked off in August with a focus on bolstering access to local seafood and its health …
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City of Blaine to solicit bids for remaining Plover repairs
Blaine City Council unanimously approved reimbursing Drayton Harbor Maritime (DHM) for an additional $16,800 that the nonprofit spent …
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$45,000 in stolen bikes recovered from Birch Bay home
The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) recovered 15 stolen bicycles from a Birch Bay residence on September 7. The bicycles, …
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U.S. CBP apprehends 29 people attempting to illegally enter U.S.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detected 29 people who tried illegally entering the U.S. on a southbound train from Canada in …
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Blaine City Council assists Search and Rescue with new building funds
Blaine City Council approved providing Whatcom County Search and Rescue (SAR) with $10,000 of reimbursable expenses for the nonprofit …
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Parking quest: A Q&A with Matt Treat
Matt Treat is halfway to his goal of visiting every U.S. national park. During the pandemic, Treat, 66, said – like most people …
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Run with the Chums 5K highlights importance of local waterways
Whatcom Conservation District hosted the 11th annual Run with the Chums at bp Highlands on September 9. The 5K race and smolt sprint …
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