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Growth planning process begins

WHATCOM ­— By year 2036 the county population could grow from 206,000 today to just under 274,000. Ferndale would add 5,400 people and Lynden about 5,000, putting them both right around 18,000. Land ...

Suspending dreams: Grand bridge plans show vision

LYNDEN — This is the type of stuff engineers dream about. And the type of project that mayors conjure up as difference-makers for a city. While it may always remain a dream, Lynden Mayor Scott Korthuis ...

Not so fast with a Lynden pot shop

LYNDEN ­— Don’t worry about a neighborhood pot store anytime soon. The Lynden City Council slapped a six-month moratorium in place this week to get well ahead of the state’s introduction of recreational ...
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Sumas, with B.C. leadership, keeps up 9/11 ceremony

SUMAS ­— American Legion Post 212 does not have enough people to provide a color guard, but a memorial ceremony is expected to take place today at 10 a.m. anyway at the Sumas 9/11 monument at the border. ...

Democrats, Republicans scuffle over Cherry Point’s long-term uses

WHATCOM ­— The Democratic and Republican parties locally are waging a verbal skirmish over industrial development at Cherry Point. It started with a resolution passed in July by the county Democrats’ ...
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Large elk spotted west of Lynden

From Weidkamp Road to Burk Road, residents west of Lynden were spotting a stray 4×5 elk meandering through the fields. (Photo courtesy of Barb Tjoelker)  … This content is for subscribers ...
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Museum receives old cemetery photo

LYNDEN — The Lynden Pioneer Museum has received its oldest photo of the Lynden Cemetery yet. The photo, which shows a man with six children at a grave, is from just after the turn of the century, said ...

Sumas unites around family

SUMAS — When Sumas resident Gina Wassenaar unexpectedly lost her son, Adam Carlberg, she still recalls the amount of support that was given to her and her family. It was mid-February and tragedy had ...
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St. Joseph church fills 142 packs with kids’ school supply needs

LYNDEN — St. Joseph Catholic Church has provided 142 fully loaded backpacks to the elementary schools in the Lynden, Nooksack and Meridian school districts. This ministry started in the summer of 2012 ...

Free seminars teach emergency preparedness

BELLINGHAM — September is National Preparedness Month, and to help get the community prepared to respond to and recover from natural disasters, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting a series ...