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Hawaii Plane Crash Victim Was Born in Canada

Hawaiian plane crash victim born in Canada, ‘passionate’ about urban planning, family says …read more

Bigfoot Hunter Takes 'Corpse' On Tour

A Bigfoot hunter is taking his bounty on tour across parts of the U.S. and Canada.

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Ukrainians in US, Canada Urge Protester Support

Ukrainians in US, Canada urge support for protesters, stronger response after violent clashes

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Flight Lands in London After Unruly Man Booted

American Airlines flight lands in London after unplanned stop in Canada to boot unruly man

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London-Bound Flight Lands in Canada, Man Booted

Official: London-bound American Airlines flight forced to land in Canada to boot unruly man

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Idaho trappers catch lynx; biologist put on collar

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — State biologists have put a satellite tracking collar on a female Canada lynx captured alive by two trappers in northern Idaho…. …read more

Judges OK Sale of Railroad in Canada Disaster

Judges approve sale for bankrupt railroad at the center of disaster that killed 47 in Canada

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Border crossings up 6 percent in Whatcom County

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — More than 16.2 million people crossed the Canada-U.S. border into Whatcom County last year, a 6 percent increase over the year before…. …read more

RI Woman Finds Wrong Body in Mother's Casket

RI woman discovers wrong body in mother’s casket, suspects it was sent to Canada and cremated

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Watch: Teen Allegedly Threatens to Turn Sheriff Joe Arpaio 'Into a Woman'

Police say the 16-year-old boy from Canada has threatened Arpaio four times since the summer.

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Plane Skids off Runway at NY's JFK; Flights Halted

Plane from Canada slides off runway at JFK airport; flight operations suspended because of ice

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Ice Storm Power Outages Lead to Carbon Monoxide Deaths

At least eight people have died from carbon monoxide poisoning from their emergency generators after an ice storm walloped parts of the Midwest, Northeast and Canada.

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May Be Friday Before Power Restored in Some Areas

Crews keep working but could be Friday before power returns to parts of US, Canada hit by ice

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Coming Snow Could Slow Power Restoration Efforts

Frigid temps, coming snow could slow efforts to restore power for customers in US, Canada

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Hoquiam Finance Department earns national budgeting award

HOQUIAM, Wash. – The City of Hoquiam has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United State and Canada (GFOA) made the announcement this week.
The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as:
• A policy document
• A financial plan
• An operations guide
• A communications device
Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

Earthquakes off B.C. coast, no damage reports

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – A series of earthquakes has struck an area off British Columbia’s coast, but the quakes did not generate a tsunami and there have been no damage reports.

The largest quake recorded Tuesday was a magnitude 6.0 and was centered nearly 120 miles off Bella Bella, on British Columbia’s northern coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey says several additional quakes followed, with the largest as of Tuesday evening recorded as a magnitude 5.9.

Natural Resources Canada seismologist Honn Kao tells The Canadian Press that the area is “known to have very active seismic activity in the past” and quakes of this size are not uncommon. He says no reports have been received from anyone feeling the quakes.

Canadian Press talked to Bella Bella Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Glen Caston, who says he didn’t feel a thing and says police haven’t heard from anyone who felt any rumbling.

For quick details on the latest quakes that may affect our area, visit the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Water samples being taken in Eastern Wash. after coal slurry spill in Canada

Yakima, Wash. - Washington Department of Ecology and Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management are sampling the Similkameen River near Nighthawk as a precaution following a coal slurry spill upstream in Canada.
 
About 6,000 gallons of water containing coal dust from the Coalmont Energy mine near Princeton, B.C., spilled over the banks of a containment pond Saturday into the Tulameen River. The spill turned the river water black.
 
The spill into the Tulameen, which flows into the Similikameen River, occurred about 80 miles from the border town of Nighthawk, Wash. From Nighthawk the Similkameen flows to the Okanogan River near Oroville in Okanogan County.
 
Canadian authorities report the material appears to be settling out into the riverbed not far from the source of the spill.
 
Washington state officials do not anticipate the spill will harm state waters, but they plan to confirm that spill related contaminants are not a concern.
 
Washington and Canadian government officials are continuing to share information and remain in communication about the spill.

Murray, Cantwell Unveil Legislation to Support American Ports

SEATTLE, Wash. – On Thursday, August 15th, U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani, and Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe held a press conference at the Bell Harbor Conference Center rooftop deck to announce new legislation that will significantly strengthen American ports, including many in the Pacific Northwest.  The Harbor Maintenance Tax, a long-established tax on imports that funds the operation and maintenance of America’s large and small ports, is not being fully collected.  Because of that, American ports, which drive job creation and anchor our export economy, can’t make the infrastructure investments they need to support American businesses. Senator Murray and Senator Cantwell are addressing this threat to America’s maritime economy with legislation to create a more equitable playing field for American ports. 

Specifically, the Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century would:

  • Repeal the Harbor Maintenance Tax and replace it with the Maritime Goods Movement User Fee, the proceeds of which would be fully available to Congress to provide for port operation and maintenance.  This would double the amount of funds available for American ports, which will help our export economy thrive.
  • Ensure that shippers cannot avoid the Maritime Goods Movement User Fee by using ports in Canada and Mexico.
  • Set aside a portion of the user fee for low-use, remote, and subsistence harbors that are at a competitive disadvantage for federal funding.
  • Create a competitive grant program using a percentage of the collected user fees to improve the U.S. intermodal transportation system so imported goods and goods for export can more efficiently reach their intended destinations.
  • Pay for expanded infrastructure investments by closing loopholes that allow the largest oil and gas companies in America to receive billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies every year, even though they enjoy profits in excess of $100 billion annually.

QIN: Potlatch’ing on at Hunishu Point

TAHOLAH, WA (8/5/13)—The Paddle to Quinault continues in its fifth of six days today, as tribal nation after tribal nation shares song and wisdom passed from generation-to-generation with a gathering of approximately 10,000 people gathered at the newly named Hunishu Point just south of Taholah on the Quinault Reservation.

 

On Sunday, 22-foot motorized canoes raced at the mouth of the Quinault River, in a demonstration worthy of two worlds coming together—that of the first peoples whose lives and legacies enrich the land and waters of the Pacific Northwest far beyond that of contemporary countries, and that of the automobile, jet plane and even the hydro-style boat races akin to Seattle’s Sea Fair.

 

Hunishu Point has been dedicated to Quinault elder Phillip Martin Sr., the Quinault elder who in 1989 captained a crew of women pullers (paddlers) in a cedar canoe from Quinault to the Paddle to Seattle—the first of the modern canoe journeys. Since then, the construction of the beautiful, traditional cedar canoes has been resurrected among the tribes of the Northwest, and beyond, and the paddles have become annual events. Participants have come from Oregon, California, Idaho, Alaska, California, Washington and other states, including Hawaii, Canada and even New Zealand. As the potlatch draws to a close tomorrow, the final words and songs will be shared by the Bella Bella First Nation of Canada (host of next year’s paddle) and the Quinault Indian Nation.

 

Hunishu is Martin’s Indian name, meaning “Elk That Thunders.”

 

This year’s Paddle to Quinault attracted a total of 89 of the 30 foot plus canoes to the Quinault Reservation. Most arrived Wednesday, and the tribal potlatch has been in full swing ever since. Tomorrow is the final day. The public is invited. More information on the event is available at www.PaddletoQuinault.org