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Diane Strandberg

Diane Strandberg

Diane Strandberg covers education, transportation, environment, politics, social and heritage issues for The Tri-City News.

Recent Work by Diane

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.
Missing person found

Missing person found

Orphaned bear cub left to die in Coquitlam park sparks calls for more oversight of conservation officers

Orphaned bear cub left to die in Coquitlam park sparks calls for more oversight of conservation officers

Hiker to Minnekhada Regional Park heard the bear's cries, then she filed a freedom of information request to find out how many bear cubs are killed in B.C. The answer may surprise you.
'Duty of care not met,' says mother of late Coquitlam "Flash" actor in suit against child protection authorities

'Duty of care not met,' says mother of late Coquitlam "Flash" actor in suit against child protection authorities

Logan Williams was a promising young actor when he died of an overdose. Lawsuit claims that caregivers were negligent in their responsibilities.
B.C. food guide will deny treats at school and 'take the joy' out of celebrations: parents, dietitian

B.C. food guide will deny treats at school and 'take the joy' out of celebrations: parents, dietitian

What was the best treat you ever received in school? New school food guidelines would discourage the offering of cookies, cakes, fruit juices, and other foods that are high in fat, sodium and sugar.
Where can you find a house for under $1M? Try Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam

Where can you find a house for under $1M? Try Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam

Could you afford to buy your house if you were in the market today? This 77-year-old, three bedroom home recently sold in Port Coquitlam for $970,000.