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New Semiahmoo condos going up fast

The Pacific Point condo building started construction in May and should be completed next summer. The building, which will be comprised of 18 waterfront units on the Semiahmoo Spit, was originally … more

Starting off 2020, Birch Bay berm project gets underway

After decades in the works, preparatory work on Birch Bay’s long awaited beach restoration project began recently. The project, called the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project or the … more

Year in Review: A look back at the year that was (January-June 2019)

January • On January 8, the city of Blaine announced that six residents had applied for a vacant Blaine City Council position that was left open by Meg Olson in November 2018. The residents … more

Year in Review: City of Blaine

The city of Blaine provides a wide range of services to about 5,400 residents living on the shores and hills around Drayton Harbor. This article only begins to describe what happens in a year, but we … more

Year in Review: Whatcom County executive

While closing out my tenure as county executive, it’s nice to reflect on the progress we have made in past years. In 2019, we’ve made significant improvements in technology initiatives … more

Year in Review: Friends of Birch Bay Library

2019 has been a year of growth and collaboration, as Friends of Birch Bay Library (FOBBL) worked with the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) to bring a branch library to Birch Bay. The vision of … more

Year in Review: Blaine Chamber of Commerce

Just like that, another outstanding year at the chamber has come to a close with 92 members, including 21 new members. 2019 was an exciting year for our chamber and we are very grateful to all who … more

Year in Review: North Whatcom Fire and Rescue

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) responded to 4,752 calls through November 2019. Almost 71 percent of those calls were for emergency medical assistance; four percent of the calls were for fires. … more

Year in Review: Blaine Senior Center

Looking back, I realize how fast this year has gone by. Maybe because we’ve been busy – I have been told we are too busy! This year we introduced our new logo and website. Our logo is … more

Year in Review: Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office

On behalf of all members of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, merry Christmas and happy new year. It has been an honor to serve the communities of Blaine, Birch Bay, Custer and Point … more

Year in Review: Blaine Public Library

“75 Years of Sharing Stories,” which was the theme for the 75th anniversary of the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS), well-described a year of celebrating local library history and … more

Year in Review: Blaine High School sports

The past year brought stability to many Blaine High School sports programs after a year of change in 2018, when eight programs got new varsity head coaches. Programs with second-year coaches built on … more

Setting goals for the new year

The new year is here, and there is no better time than now to make a few realistic and attainable goals for the coming year. The most popular goals are related to health and money habits. … more

Year in Review: Selected Blaine Police Department reports from 2019

January 8, 4:54 p.m.; A man called police to report being kidnapped and assaulted with a firearm from a location in Blaine. The man said he was blindfolded and taken by vehicle to a field in … more

Gale warning issued for Whatcom County

The National Weather Service in Seattle has posted a Gale Warning, starting at 10 a.m., today, Tuesday, December 31 and lasting until 4 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1. Winds will build from the south … more

Fourth annual Drayton Harbor Shellebration was a success

Mark Seymour, co-owner of Drayton Harbor Oyster Company, serves free oysters at the fourth annual Drayton Harbor Shellebration on December 13 at the H Street Plaza. The event celebrated healthy … more

1,000-foot buffer proposed in no shooting zone debate

A compromise has been proposed in the debate over a proposed no shooting zone that the city of Blaine is seeking to establish in Drayton Harbor. The compromise envisions a 1,000-foot buffer around … more

Seattle man hid gun in bushes in order to cross border

A Seattle man is facing a possible charge of reckless endangerment after he hid his Glock pistol in some bushes on Marine Drive in order to cross the border into Canada, which restricts handgun … more

Police department hosts training session on bias

About 40 law enforcement officers and professionals from Whatcom County and surrounding areas attended a four-hour training session about fair and impartial policing on December 11 in the Blaine city … more

Boys basketball undefeated after five games

The Blaine boys varsity basketball team is undefeated and averaging more than 80 points per game after five games. Blaine beat Squalicum, its first conference opponent and toughest yet, on December … more
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