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BORDER REOPENING
Business & Economy

Point Roberts border breaking point

Point Roberts has had to face the mounting challenge of navigating its community’s survival over 18 months of border closure. But the U.S. land border reopening for vaccinated Canadians on Nov. 8 still has residents skeptical of the change it will bring.


TOP TRAILS IN BHAM
Recreation

How to get hiking this fall

Hiking is the most abundant and accessible activity in Bellingham. Even though the days are getting shorter and colder, there are still plenty of ways to get outside throughout the fall and winter. 


BASSOON APOCALYPSE (LEAD IMAGE)
Campus

Bassoon Apocalypse concert returns to Western

The Western Washington University Bassoon Ensemble will be reviving the Bassoon Apocalypse concert this fall after a year off due to COVID-19. The concert will take place on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center room 155, the Concert Hall. The event is free for all Western students.


BLUEBIRD HOUSE (LEAD IMAGE)
Recreation

House shows return — with caution, hope and grooving tunes

Lights gleam under the trees as venue directors Sam Ashkenazy and Sebastian Hagman set up for another show at the Bluebird House. The Bluebird is an indoor venue with a large wooded outdoor area. Since the middle of June, their team has hosted big names such as CHRVNS, The Rhetorician, Foxy Apollo — which Ashkenazy plays in, Analog Brass and more. 


BAKER LAKE OLD GROWTH
Recreation

Baker Lake Trail admitted to Old-Growth Forest Network

On the overcast morning of Sept. 26, Baker Lake Trail was introduced as Whatcom County’s first entrant into the national Old-Growth Forest Network. A small crowd of area residents gathered amid the trees, some estimated to be over 120 years old, to watch the historic ceremony and participate in the dedication hike. 



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