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Diane Strandberg

Diane Strandberg

Diane is a reporter for the Tri-City News who writes about civic government, including school board and Port Coquitlam council, as well as neighbourhood issues such as new businesses and restaurants, wildlife conflicts and impacts of density on the community and the environment.

A long-time resident of New Westminster, Diane has two grown sons; thus, she has expanded her coverage to include housing, real estate, renting and condo concerns. She has won the Ma Murray Award for her coverage of the Mossom hatchery and rebuild as well as receiving honours for feature and editorial writing with the Canadian Community Newspapers Association and the BC and Yukon Newspaper Association.

Recent Work by Diane

Concrete worker for Coquitlam company wins $2.5K award for 'harmful' racial slurs

Concrete worker for Coquitlam company wins $2.5K award for 'harmful' racial slurs

An employe who used Spanish word for monkey in addressing co-worker demeaned their colleague, a human rights tribunal has found.
Catalytic converter thieves making life miserable for Coquitlam residents

Catalytic converter thieves making life miserable for Coquitlam residents

Did you just get your catalytic converter stolen? You are not alone, hundreds are stolen each year in the Tri-Cities, leaving car owners dealing with unexpected costs, delays and hassles.
Watch: Bird watchers get creative to help hummingbirds survive B.C.'s cold snap

Watch: Bird watchers get creative to help hummingbirds survive B.C.'s cold snap

Hand warmers, heat lamps and trouble lights among creative ways B.C. residents kept their hummingbird feeders warm through chilly weather.
Here's how to keep hummingbirds from freezing during B.C.'s cold snap

Here's how to keep hummingbirds from freezing during B.C.'s cold snap

Hummingbirds can get injured or stuck to frozen feeders. Here are some tips about what to do to keep hummingbirds safe this winter.
Update: Trina Hunt's former Port Moody home listed for sale for nearly $2.4M

Update: Trina Hunt's former Port Moody home listed for sale for nearly $2.4M

Trina Hunt's former home on Heritage Mountain is listed for hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the current assessed value.
Coquitlam renter shocked after landlord asks for nationality

Coquitlam renter shocked after landlord asks for nationality

Landlords can't ask you where you are from, according to the BC Human Rights Code. But some do anyway as they discriminate against potential renters on the basis of nationality.
'It was a vibe': Coquitlam lawyer named in famous Superbad lunch quote recalls film premiere 15 years ago

'It was a vibe': Coquitlam lawyer named in famous Superbad lunch quote recalls film premiere 15 years ago

Were your high school years like those portrayed in movies from the 2000s? A friend of beloved B.C. actor and writer Seth Rogen gives the backstory to the hilarious 'Glansberg' quote.
Watch: Port Coquitlam bear breaks open triple-locked garbage bin in viral video

Watch: Port Coquitlam bear breaks open triple-locked garbage bin in viral video

A bruin determined to get its next meal was recently able to break open a garbage bin.
Watch: Bear licking plastic cup at Coquitlam park shows how dangerous litter can be for animals

Watch: Bear licking plastic cup at Coquitlam park shows how dangerous litter can be for animals

Pack up what you bring or throw it into a bear-proof garbage bin, says Metro Vancouver park official.
'I don't feel safe,' says Port Coquitlam mom after bear knocks down fence

'I don't feel safe,' says Port Coquitlam mom after bear knocks down fence

A bear freeway has emerged between Burke Mountain and the Sun Valley neighbourhood of Port Coquitlam. One bear, who is knocking down fences, is making life difficult for families who want to use their yard.
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