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Courtney Polinder, with friend Nick Margeson aboard, carries the coffin of his grandfather, Fred Polinder Jr., to burial on Monday afternoon. The Clydesdale horses and wagon of the Polinder family pass in front of the Lynden Pioneer Museum starting the route from Gillies Funeral Home to Monumenta Cemetery. A packed memorial service was then held at First Reformed Church for the 87-year-old Lynden horseman and dairy leader, who died Oct. 31. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

Hitching the wagons one last time

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A snapshot of Intalco’s Whatcom curtailment

FERNDALE — Alcoa Intalco Works has been a staple of the Ferndale and greater Whatcom County economies since 1966, when it was opened and owned by Alumax, Pechiney and Howmet. The announcement of the ...

Voters retain Sidhu, defeat jail

WHATCOM ­— The jail sales tax idea has failed, and Satpal Sidhu will keep his District 2 County Council seat against Kathy Kershner’s challenge. Those are definite results of the Nov. 3 general election, ...

Pipeline proposed for north of Lynden

LYNDEN — A proposed new natural gas pipeline could run just north of Lynden, on its way from Sumas to Vancouver Island, B.C. Williams, an Oklahoma-based company that owns the Northwest Pipeline that ...
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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An oil tanker train stopped in Nooksack creates a reflection in pools of water from rain that fell last week. This week is bringing the first frost of the season. (Elisa Claassen/Lynden Tribune)

By way of Nooksack

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Operation Christmas Child dropoff sites open here

WHATCOM — This month, multiple locations in the area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse ...

BelleWood special events planned

LYNDEN ­— These are upcoming holiday season events at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian Rd. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and both breakfast and lunch are served in the Country Cafe. • Nov. ...

Lynden’s Faber Construction opens King County office

LYNDEN — Faber Construction has opened a King County office to expand its presence in the Seattle area. The Lynden-based company was founded in 1987 and maintains its headquarters on East Grover Street. ...

Abortion survivor to speak Tuesday

LAUREL — Full of joy, hope and passion in defense of the unborn, Gianna Jessen will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, followed by a meet-and-greet opportunity, at Meridian High School. The free ...