Survey suggests more cross-border shoppers are staying home

Filed on 02. Mar, 2014 in News

Survey suggests more cross-border shoppers are staying home

The Canadian dollar’s fall in value over the past year has caused some residents north of the border to make fewer shopping trips into the U.S., according to a recent poll of people living in lower British Columbia. Steve Mossop, president of Insights West, a Canadian market research firm, shared the results from his company’s [...]

Clean Green facility increases rates, shortens season

Filed on 25. Feb, 2014 in News

Residents of Bellingham and Whatcom County can begin dropping off their residential yard waste at the Clean Green Transfer Facility on Saturday, March 1. But they should prepare for a disposal-fee increase in April, according to an announcement from the City of Bellingham. The disposal fee for the public facility, located on the corner of [...]

As snow melts, public urged to watch for falling trees, floods

Filed on 24. Feb, 2014 in News

Here’s a message from the City of Bellingham, released Monday afternoon, Feb. 24: National Weather Service forecasts call for rising temperatures in Bellingham over the next 24 hours. Bellingham residents are encouraged to continue to use caution while outdoors and while traveling. Heavy, wet snow continues to cause downed trees and falling branches. Be cautious outdoors [...]

Due diligence starts as Port courts Irish developer for waterfront

Filed on 23. Feb, 2014 in News

Due diligence starts as Port courts Irish developer for waterfront

A deal is not complete, but the Port of Bellingham made a significant stride forward last week in setting framework for the first private development on the city’s central waterfront in decades. Port commissioners voted unanimously Feb. 18 to allow executive director Rob Fix to enter a 120-day negotiation period with Harcourt Developments Limited of [...]

State regulators set new limits on future pot growers

Filed on 23. Feb, 2014 in News

State regulators set new limits on future pot growers

Regulators of Washington state’s recreational pot industry issued new guidelines last week reducing the number of licenses that will be issued to pot producers and limiting the total growing capacity producers will be allowed to maintain. Along with these new rules, officials with the Washington State Liquor Control Board, the state agency implementing the new [...]

Transport secretary says road, bridge funding needs alternatives

Filed on 20. Feb, 2014 in News

Transport secretary says road, bridge funding needs alternatives

By Brandon Macz Bellevue Reporter Washington Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson says even if the state Legislature approves a transportation package this session, there won’t be enough money to go around and a “Plan B” needs to be crafted to deal with the worst cases of maintenance and preservation needs to ensure public safety. Peterson met [...]

City to host meeting on Alabama St. safety study

Filed on 20. Feb, 2014 in News

Bellingham city officials are inviting residents to learn about the results from a recent study on transportation safety on Alabama Street. A public meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, in the cafeteria of Roosevelt Elementary School at 2900 Yew St. Alabama Street in Bellingham was identified in 2011 [...]

Small Business Development Center highlights local impacts

Filed on 19. Feb, 2014 in News

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center continues making strides in its effort to bolster the local economy and business community. That’s the summation from the SDBC’s director, Jennifer Shelton, after the center announced earlier this month its Whatcom County economic impact figures from 2013. Among the highlights: – The center helped local businesses save [...]

Washington’s exports hit record of $81.9 billion in 2013

Filed on 19. Feb, 2014 in News

By Dan Catchpole The (Everett) Daily Herald Aerospace sales to foreign customers helped Washington set a new record last year for state exports — a combined $81.9 billion in goods and services sold to international buyers, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. In all, 16 states set new export records, helping set a new [...]

Port narrows choices for developers on Bellingham waterfront site

Filed on 13. Feb, 2014 in News

Port narrows choices for developers on Bellingham waterfront site

Port of Bellingham commissioners will consider allowing their executive director to enter negotiations with Dublin, Ireland-based Harcourt Developments LLC to redevelop a 10.8-acre piece of waterfront property that includes Bellingham’s historic Granary Building. The matter is on the agenda for the commission’s next meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Harbor Center [...]

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