What’s happening in Whatcom for Aug. 19

Canadian dollar coins, also known as "loonies," are shown with a U.S dollar bill.
Canadian dollar coins, also known as "loonies," are shown with a U.S dollar bill. Associated Press

Loonie woes: With the Canadian dollar dropping below 76 cents compared to the U.S. dollar Wednesday morning Aug. 19, the expectation was that a weaker loonie would help Canadian manufacturing. The Toronto Star has an interesting article on why that isn’t happening yet.

Today at the fair: The Lynden PRCA Rodeo continues tonight. Fair information and tickets: nwwafair.com.

Lynden rodeo
Evan Abell The Bellingham Herald

ICYMI video: Ride in a demolition derby car at the fair.

Happy Valley rebuild: Construction began this summer to rebuild Happy Valley Elementary School. Check out a time lapse of the progress here, and watch this video on why it needs to be improved on the Bellingham School District’s website.

Campground closed: The Upper and Lower Goodell group camps and Newhalem Creek Campground have been closed because of the Goodell Fire, which is burning near the town of Newhalem. The North Cascades National Park Visitor Center remains open. The lightning-caused Goodell Fire is about 80 acres. Details at 360-854-7245.

Comedy show: David Liebe Hart, best known for his roles on “Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job!” and extensive tours throughout the U.S., performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Make.Shift, 306 Flora St., a stop on his tour in support of his new album, “Astronaut.” Tickets are $8 at Brown Paper Tickets.

david liebe hart photo
David Liebe Hart Jonah Mocium Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Hot zone: If you think our summer has been warm, check out this article on how July 2015 was likely the hottest month on Earth since man could record temperatures.

Global average temperatures, July 2015 NASA

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