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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

Here's what it costs to own a hobby farm along this Port Coquitlam road

Here's what it costs to own a hobby farm along this Port Coquitlam road

A five-acre property listed on Prairie Avenue features a large home and two barns.
Fired supervisor wins wrongful dismissal suit against City of Port Coquitlam

Fired supervisor wins wrongful dismissal suit against City of Port Coquitlam

Washing his truck and trailer at municipal car wash was wrong but not enough to justify firing, judge rules
Coquitlam mom's struggle to pay expenses not enough to save her from eviction

Coquitlam mom's struggle to pay expenses not enough to save her from eviction

You can be evicted after just three late rent payments, the B.C. Rental Tenancy Branch explained in a recent decision.
Coquitlam landlord must pay tenants $36K after judge upholds rental board decision

Coquitlam landlord must pay tenants $36K after judge upholds rental board decision

Landlord disagreed that she was properly served with documents, but her case was dismissed by a Supreme Court judge based on evidence — including information from a private investigator.
Halloween nightmare for Port Coquitlam family after couple steals Jack Skellington from front door

Halloween nightmare for Port Coquitlam family after couple steals Jack Skellington from front door

Thieves stole several valuable inflatable characters from the "Nightmare Before Christmas" display in Port Coquitlam; a $1,000 reward has been offered for the return of the items that mean so much to a Port Coquitlam family.
Watch: Black bear drinks from hummingbird feeder in Coquitlam backyard

Watch: Black bear drinks from hummingbird feeder in Coquitlam backyard

This is the time when black bears are fattening up for hibernation and WildsafeBC is recommending dismantling bird feeders while bruins are active.
Port Coquitlam doctor leaves 'love letter' to patients days before he dies

Port Coquitlam doctor leaves 'love letter' to patients days before he dies

Letter written before Dr. Ian Woods enters hospice shared widely by Burke Mountain Medical Centre, prompting patients to express their feelings and "kudos" to the long-time physician.
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.
Coquitlam-area teacher punished after kids scared by live python

Coquitlam-area teacher punished after kids scared by live python

A teacher's post-apocalyptic Halloween costume may have gone too far when he brought his three-foot snake to school in a pouch around his waist.
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