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Day 454 of U.S./Canada border closure

Canadian public safety minister Bill Blair announced in a tweet Friday morning that the prohibition against non-essential travel into Canada was being extended until July 21. He said that further … more

NTSB releases report on Custer train derailment

A report issued on June 10 by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) examines how the tank cars were operated during last December’s train derailment. The report does not determine … more

Meet more of your Blaine City Council candidates

Ten Blaine residents are running for four seats in a competitive Blaine City Council primary election. Over the past few weeks, The Northern Light has been profiling candidates. Here are the … more

Debby Farmer bids adieu to Blaine Library after nearly two decades

After nearly two decades as Blaine Library branch manager, Debby Farmer is trading books for retirement. Farmer got her start as a librarian in 1996 when she began as a library page at Lynden … more

Southwest Airlines sets BLI flights

Southwest Airlines announced the company would begin flights out of Bellingham International Airport (BLI) on November 7. In a June 10 media release, Southwest said it would service Oakland, … more

New taphouse coming to downtown Blaine

An innovative part taphouse, part escape room is coming to the cornerstone of downtown Blaine this fall. With Gateway 1890 Taphouse Seafood & Grill in the works, Rustic Fork owners Gary and … more

Semiahmoo golfers to play 90 holes in one day for Alzheimer’s Association

A Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club golf pro, staff and members have committed to playing 90 holes of golf Monday, June 21 for The Longest Day, a fundraising event to advance the care, support and … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: June 12

Local health officials are urging Whatcom County residents to get vaccinated to avoid severe illness. Between April 3 and May 29, 103 people were hospitalized in Whatcom County who weren’t … more

Winter sports wrap up as basketball looks to finish on high note

There are a couple more opportunities to see Borderites who had their high school athletic careers cut short compete in black and orange for the final time as winter sports finish up their adjusted … more

Splash into summer at Birch Bay Waterslides June 30

After a year-long hiatus, Birch Bay Waterslides will splash into summer with a grand opening set Wednesday, June 30. The Birch Bay business, at 4874 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, is returning for loyal … more

Obituary: Patrick Floyd

Patrick Floyd 1938 - 2021   Patrick Floyd entered into heaven on June 3, 2021 in Peoria, Arizona. His final resting place will be Mt. Olivet, Great Falls, Montana. He was born in … more

Letters to the Editor: June 17-23, 2021

The Editor: The Alaska Packers Association museum (APA) has a big name in a little space. Housed in a 130-year-old bunkhouse at Semiahmoo Park, it holds a 29-foot gill net sailboat, a scale model … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: June 17-23, 2021

June 5, 2:11 a.m.: Single vehicle accident on Peace Portal Drive. DUI investigation. June 5, 7:08 a.m.: Security check on 15th Street. June 5, 2:30 p.m.: Welfare check on Blaine Avenue. June … more

Sheriff's Reports, June 17-23, 2021

June 7, 8:37 a.m.: Hulk vehicle on Birch Bay-Lynden Road. June 7, 1:40 p.m.: Trespass on Alder Street. June 7, 6:41 p.m.: Theft on Sweet Road. June 7, 9:26 p.m.: Disorderly conduct on … more

No injuries in Birch Bay house fire

What started as a summer BBQ turned into a Birch Bay house fire on June 3. North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR), Whatcom County Fire District 7 and Lynden Fire Department firefighters responded to … more

Union reports December 22 Custer train derailment caused by sabotage

Seattle National Public Radio station KUOW reported June 7 that sabotage caused the December 22, 2020 Custer train derailment, according to the union representing BNSF rail crews. In an article … more

State, county using prizes as vaccine incentive

The private and public sector, both statewide and locally, are banning together to incentivize higher vaccine rates among people. To encourage Washington residents to get vaccinated, the … more

Drive-in movies and kites for kids coming up

From kites to drive-in movies, expect a fun, family-filled weekend in Birch Bay June 18 and 19. Drive-in movies at Birch Bay Waterslides, with the humorous word play “dive-in movies,” … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: June 5

Whatcom County has had a total of 9,262 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 401 probable cases (9,663 total cases), according to June 7 Washington state Department of … more
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