A new border crossing station opened on Monday for Aldergrove, British Columbia, requiring the finishing touches on a new routing and stretch of State Highway 539 (Guide Meridian Road) in the United States. Near the Lynden-Aldergrove border crossing, lanes now widen just north of H Street Road and curve east around the Duty Free shop instead of the traditional routing west of Duty Free. The truck lanes will remain closed until Nov. 22. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

New lanes to Canada

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The new Waples Mercantile Building interior accentuates the wood beams and reclaimed wood floor, as seen here looking down from the mezzanine into what will be Avenue Bread on the right and Village Books on the far left. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

Waples Building close to opening

LYNDEN — Mid-November has never held such anticipation as it does for the owners of downtown Lynden’s Waples Mercantile Building. The former Lynden Department Store has sat vacant, gutted and in a ...
The tree’s journey started in Alaska. (Courtesy photo)

Lynden Transport delivers nation’s Christmas tree

SEATTLE — For more than 50 years, a tree has graced the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the holiday season. For the first time, that tree comes from Alaska, requiring the shipping services of Lynden ...

Lynden CPA firm expanding office

LYNDEN — Telgenhoff & Oetgen, P.S., a certified accounting office, is about to take a different form. Craig Telgenhoff, owner of CLT Design, has finished the design and is in the construction phase ...

Road to Artist Point now closed for the winter

MOUNT BAKER — After a recording-setting year and the longest season ever, State Route 542 between the Mount Baker Ski Area and Artist Point is now closed.   On Sunday, Nov. 1, Washington State Department ...
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City to host guided tours of new water plant

LYNDEN — The first public guided tours of Lynden’s brand-new water treatment facility will happen from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday. The city now treats all its water through the new $30 million facility ...
Preferred Freezer built its 330,000-square-foot facility in Lynden in a hurry, opening last month in plenty of time to receive a crush of Canadian cranberries. Global cranberry producer Ocean Spray will nearly fill the state-of-the-art freezer facility with multiple truckloads of berries now coming in daily. Located on West Main Street, the giant facility has climate-controlled loading docks to reduce product loss. Automated lifts and lights help forklift drivers access trucks easily, while automatic doors into the four freezers save time and reduce cold loss. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

How to freeze an Ocean Spray cranberry

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The race for Whatcom County Council Position No. 1

BRUCE AYERS WHATCOM — Bruce Ayers, a former Bellingham City Council member and professional land surveyor in Whatcom County, seeks an open Whatcom County Council Position #1 seat. Ayers agreed to a Q&A ...
A ceremonial first drink of water at the new Lynden Water Treatment Plant last week signified the completion of a $30 million project that started in June 2013. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

City residents now drinking new water

LYNDEN — The City of Lynden can now treat more water and make it of higher quality with the opening of its brand-new $30 million water treatment plant located south of the Historic Downtown Business ...

Condemnation process starts for Pepin Creek project

LYNDEN — The effort to restore Pepin Creek to a natural state between Double Ditch and Benson roads, north of Main Street, has hit a critical point in the land acquisition phase. The city has started ...