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Get Your Ballot and Vote for Farmers

In Farming, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

The Whatcom County Conservation District oversees a multi-million dollar budget every year. These funds are useful to our local farms as they work to understand and comply with the numerous changes in farm practices. HAVE YOU REQUESTED YOUR BALLOT TO VOTE IN THIS ELECTION? The people who are asking for your vote need you. Click on this link to request …

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Local Dairy Farms threatened by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and Other Environmental Groups

In Farming, News by commonnw

Today’s Farming Show with Dillon Honcoop highlighted the dangers to the future of farming in Whatcom County. Local nonprofit, RE Sources for a Sustainable Community, continue to claim that local farms and especially dairy farms are polluting the environment and continue to push for regulations that will seriously harm dairy farming in Whatcom County. The claims within their lawsuit were disproven …

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Hydro-geologist Ed Kilduff on the “Hirst Fix” – Is There One?

In Hirst Decision, News by commonnw

This presentation given at the Northwest Business Club by Ed Kilduff gives a lot of information and perspective on how difficult this issue is…with the results of the past state and local election the likelihood of a positive outcome became dimmer. September 13, 2017 – Ed Kilduff, ​LG, LEG, LHG, GBCI – LEED AP Hydrogeologist, Engineering Geologist This presentation was “Hirst vs W. …

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Whatcom’s Future is in Your Hands – Be Informed, Educate Your Team, Vote!

In News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

by Jim McKinney Successful business leaders protect their business interests and their employees.  One effective way to protect them is to participate in our local democracy.  Many business owners have little time to delve into local politics – they are busy – or they lack sufficient information to stay on top of issues.  However, local policies can make or break …

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Searching for Sustainable Living in Whatcom County – The Challenge to Balance Rural and Urban Living Styles

In News by commonnw

Proper planning ensures for future success. Proper planning for growth is the important piece needed to ensure that we harmonize rural and urban living; a planning model that brings communities together. Whatcom County continues to struggle to find this balance of planning for our rural and urban centres. There are many ways to achieve popular-approval and retain our uniqueness. As we …