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Old 03-12-2006, 10:22 PM
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Moving to Blaine/Bellingam - any ideas for employment ? I'm an experienced manager for a large airline. But would prefer to move on to another field. Any suggestions from folks in the area that know it well ? Willing to try most any field field. The area of hospitality/resorts/tourism would suit me well.
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:55 PM
Location: Birch Bay, WA
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You might contact Semiahmoo Resorts for opening there. that is across the gap from Blaine.

Blaine has a small airport but the future of that is up in the air right now and is a contentious issue between the city council and some citizens.

You might check with the bellingham chamber of commerce for tourism positions or staff positions there. Bellingham has a small airport that is beginning to expand and perhaps you could find a management position there. There are also a number of hotels in the area.

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Old 01-09-2007, 04:34 PM
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Also, check Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, a nice, newer hotel.

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Old 08-03-2007, 08:43 PM
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Default Also Looking In Blaine

I'm also looking at relocating to Blaine. I'm looking for jobs in the copywriting/editing field or in ESL teaching. Any leads out there?


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Old 08-05-2007, 12:59 AM
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Default KaThomas

Don't know of much anything in the way of copy/edit jobs. There may or may not be some in teaching.....most likely though, in Bellingham or possibly Ferndale.
Blaine itself is not much and a lot to be desired, IMO.
Birch Bay is better overall....except now is the tourist season so there is a lot of mostly weekend traffic around.....lot of people out walking, riding bikes and enjoying the State Park.....especially since the weather has been fantastic lately.
The housing market here is in a major slump and many homes on the market are just not selling and price reductions are now common so it could be a great time to negotiate if buying is a prospect for you.
Then again....the market is in the toilet almost everywhere now and I sure wouldn't want to be a seller. It looks like its going to get much worse too.....for at least the next couple years in the real estate biz.
Good luck.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:28 PM
Location: Bellingham Washington
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Also let me add that the prices here are so out sight that you really have a hard time believing it. I am astounded everytime I look and I live in Bellingham. I am leaving and going going back to WI. There just really isn't much out here unless you are retired, a student or have tons and tons of money.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:59 PM
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Update - Blaine is closing the town airport.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:08 PM
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Why would anyone want to live in Blaine?
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:37 AM
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Default Why would anyone want to live in Blaine

Answers to why would anyone want to live in Blaine or Birch Bay?
1. The hundreds of Border and custom agents protect the area from the 500,000 person strong Surrey United Nations ghetto style hell hole accross the international border.
2.The local cable offers the best of Canadian culture and entertainment with CTV's Corner Gas and CBC's Republic Of Doyle, Dragon's Den and The National.
3. The radio offers over 10 stations from Victoria and Vancouver playing copius amounts of Classic Canadian bands such as Blue Rodeo, Red Rider and April Wine.
4. Birch Bay serves as a vacation home site for West Vancouver's upper middle class giving it a decidedly Canadian flavored accent and is just 7 miles from the Canadian border( like the small eccentrically quaint town in Twin Peaks).
5.Being a native of Eastport, Maine-I know it is possible for a small town to be completely devoid of the basics; however Blaine and Birch Bay combine to offer the essentials such as Ace Hardware, Rite Aide, A Credit Union, Bakery, a small outlet mall, Burger King, Jack In The Box, Subway, Little Ceasars, Domino's etc.
6. In the way of fine dining- there is the Shores Restaurant in Birch Bay and 15 miles south Anthony's of Bellingham and my personal favorite sports bar Boston's Pizza run by one of the stars of CBC's dragon's den Jim Treliving.
7. Vancouver's Cunnocks NHL Hockey team and Edgewater Casino with it's nightly big money Hold Em games is just a 45 minute drive.
8.For us political junkies- CBC radio 88.1 gives us terrific coverage through shows like power and politics of the struggle Canada is in to maintain their terrific Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper who has made Canada the only successful economy in the western world over the past couple of years- as the rest of the world suffers through the Bush/Obama war and deficit spending banking recessions. This better Canadian economy has helped Whatcom County maintain the lowest unemployment rate in Washington State as Truckers head through Blaine with their shipments for Vancouver, and Canadians head down to the Bellis Fair Mall to buy unique American items in addition to cheaper Blaine gas on their way back to West Vancouver.
9. Birch Bay offers a terrific first nite ring of fire festival with torches lighting the bay evry December 31st.
10. Birch Bay with just 8,000 year around residents still offers housing in the 200,000s- much cheaper than the livable suburbs 100 miles south in the Snoqualmie-Seattle area.
11. For that find that daily bright sunshine gives them a headache like me; Birch Bay provides a beautifully cloudy oasis with an almost constant fall, winter and spring London style mist and occasional fog over Drayton Harbor and Birch Bay.
12.The Semiahmoo rsort and the Mt Baker ski area are within 5 and 45 miles of Birch Bay respectively.
13. The demograhics are some of the best in Washington. Absolutely no ethnic MS-13 style street gangs are here due to the massive Border guard presence throughout Blaine and surrounding areas. Their massively funded intelligence is first rate and the Blaine police wisely have decided to work with them holding informal nightly meetings at the all nite coffee and truck stop. As a conservative, I support them and they in return support my quiet enjoyable quality of life.
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