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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

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.
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.
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.
Why won't Facebook take down sexy post targeting 13 year olds for 'group chat,' asks Coquitlam mayor

Why won't Facebook take down sexy post targeting 13 year olds for 'group chat,' asks Coquitlam mayor

Too slow to act, Richard Stewart claims after the social media giant declines to immediately remove alluring profile offering teens the chance to 'date' and 'meet girls.'
Opinion: I deleted a text offering me a $100 vaccination reward — and so should you

Opinion: I deleted a text offering me a $100 vaccination reward — and so should you

Don't be fooled into clicking on a link from 'provincial health care' offering you a $100 reward for being vaccinated
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