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The Journal of Commerce Online
US Customs Begins Cross-Border Truck Cargo Pre-Inspection Pilot
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun the first phase of a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot at the Pacific Highway crossing in Blaine, Wash., adjacent to Surrey, British Columbia.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Peace Arch Park site of two-day International Festival of Arts
Works by more than 60 artists from the United States and Canada is on display at Peace Arch State Park in Blaine from 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, June 22-23, featuring visual arts, textiles, sculpture, music and dance, as well as gourmet food.
Bellingham group asks feds to stop using border agents as police interpreters
Many Hispanic residents are afraid to call local police to report crimes, because Lynden, Blaine and Sumas police often call federal immigration officers to act as interpreters, according to a civil rights complaint that has been filed with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Mother, daughter caught smuggling $59K in bras
May 23, 2013: Cars from Canada line up to cross into the U.S. in Blaine, Wash. In April 2013, in its 2014 fiscal year budget proposal, the Department of Homeland Security requested permission to study a fee at the nation's land border crossings.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Environmental News Network
Fraser Surrey Docks coal issue
While the coal issue continues to heat up with potential coal port expansion at Fraser Surrey Docks, on River Road, Delta's Burns Bog Conservation Society has announced a forum, ' Coal, Climate Change, Burns Bog and You.'
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Blaine High School Graduation
Blaine seniors, Alicia Allison and Brett Allen, walk down the aisle for their graduation, Monday, June 10, 2012 at the Blaine High School gymnasium.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Cross-border shopping craze hampering B.C. retail growth
A new report indicates the increased number of British Columbians shopping in Northwest Washington is dampening retail growth in the province.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Why the Fourth Amendment Doesn't Extend to Border Crossings
Although U.S. citizens might have an expectation that their property, like laptop computers and other electronics, would be safe from warrantless searches under the Forth Amendment, it has been shown that the protection does not seem as applicable when crossing the border.
Santa Barbara Independent
Ken Oplinger Takes Over Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce
NEW BLOOD: After nearly 10 years as president of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce in the state of Washington, Ken Oplinger is taking over Santa Barbara's version of the same organization.
Wed May 29, 2013
Blaine hires new city manager from Calif.
The City Council on Tuesday, May 28, picked Dave Wilbrecht to replace Gary Tomsic, who is retiring at the end of June after 13 years leading Blaine.
Tue May 28, 2013
Economics: Gas taxes drive motorists south
As Canadians, we have become conditioned to paying higher prices than our American neighbours for pretty much everything.
Mon May 27, 2013
Headlining Sasquatch! feels like 'heaven' for Mumford
Thousands of fans braved the chilly evening air to cheer on Sasquatch! Music Festival headliner Mumford and Sons, who brought their North American summer tour to the U.S. Sunday night.
Border entry fee study sparks northern opposition
By Michael Hill's estimation, 90 percent of the people pumping gas at his station just south of the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state are Canadians.
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A matter of platter [Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)]
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Winnipeg brothers big fans, collectors of long-obsolete home-theatre technology Brothers Blaine and Brent Martin have been in the real estate biz for 20-plus years.
Sun May 26, 2013
Bellingham storefront openings the theme this month
This is typically the time of year when local businesses get open because of the great timing.
Sat May 25, 2013
I-5 bridge collapse a big problem for truckers
The collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington state is causing traffic problems that are only expected to get worse, officials say.
The Winnipeg Free Press
A matter of platter
Martin family enjoy collecting Laserdiscs, see Dave Sanderson column. Blaine Martin, his dad Byron and Brent Martin hold some of their favorite discs.
Fri May 24, 2013
Blaine meeting will shape state rail plan
The three-hour meeting will focus on Amtrak service and international coordination of rail systems.
Wed May 22, 2013
Accused Vancouver smuggler to be extradited
A Vancouver restaurateur could be extradited to the U.S. in two weeks to face accusations he directed a drug ring involving hundreds of kilograms of cocaine allegedly brought into Canada.