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Extreme winter weather preparations underway

Extreme cold, winds and chance of snow require preparing shelters and public works snow response.

Support offered for severe weather shelter providers

Support includes trained volunteers, financial assistance and custodial services.

Shellfish harvesting on all Whatcom County beaches closed due to biotoxins

Increased and unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin is cited as the reason for the closures.

Beaches from Sandy Point to Point Roberts reopened to shellfish harvesting

Biotoxins in samples from Lummi Bay and Birch Bay have recently dropped enough to reopen the beaches.

Shellfish harvesting on Whatcom County beaches closed due to biotoxins

Biotoxin is now at potentially lethal levels in Bellingham Bay.

Become certified to inspect your own septic system with free 2-hour class

Over 5,800 homeowners have been trained to do their own septic system inspections since 2009.

Whatcom Health Dept. expands shellfish harvesting closure

Today's announcement closes all Whatcom County beaches.

5th case of whooping cough this year reported at a Ferndale school

People who get within 3 feet of an infected person for more than one hour could come down with symptoms.