All of Whatcom County's police dogs will now be outfitted with Kevlar vests, thanks to a donation pledged by the president of the Sanitary Service Company. Keeping K-9s in Kevlar raised enough money this year to get two Whatcom County sheriff's dogs and one Bellingham police dog in custom bulletproof vests, at a cost of over $2,400 each. After a ceremony celebrating those fundraising efforts, the president of SSC, Inc., Paul Razore, called the nonprofit and offered to buy vests for other three police dogs in Whatcom County.
Bridge ribbon cutting
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Construction and local officials are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 7, for the new Potter Road bridge. Park at the Van Zandt Hall by 11:45 a.m., then walk to the east end of the bridge for the ceremony. Festivities, including music by the Mount Baker High School band, start at 12:15 back at the hall. Don’t forget your lunch dish for the potluck.
Have tiara, will run
Tutus, tiaras and a whole lot of smiles were spotted at Saturday’s Run Like a Girl half marathon. If you missed it (or want to see your friends in costume), check out the photo gallery.
Canadian dollar staging rally
The loonie has been bouncing back this week, climbing to nearly 77 cents compared to the U.S. dollar this morning after hovering around 74.5 cents last week. Part of the rally is because of rising crude oil prices but also in reaction to the recently completed Pacific Rim trade deal.
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