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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

Hockey coach jailed for child porn, luring children after Port Moody police investigation

Hockey coach jailed for child porn, luring children after Port Moody police investigation

As many as 200 youth victims 'unknowingly exploited,' say Port Moody police after former hockey coach sentenced to three and a half years in jail.
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.
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.
This popular Port Moody pie shop will open a second location in Burnaby this weekend

This popular Port Moody pie shop will open a second location in Burnaby this weekend

Hungry for pie? Port Moody's Gabi and Jules bakery has a sister store opening in Burnaby on June 4.
Spraying underway to kill destructive beetles in Port Coquitlam, Burnaby

Spraying underway to kill destructive beetles in Port Coquitlam, Burnaby

As if problems with the European chafer beetle aren't bad enough — now Port Coquitlam and Burnaby are combatting a new scourge, the Japanese beetle, that feeds on turf, gardens, and even fruit trees.
This popular Tri-City pie shop will soon wow Burnaby residents with its fabulous handmade pies

This popular Tri-City pie shop will soon wow Burnaby residents with its fabulous handmade pies

A local bakery is expanding! Port Moody's Gabi and Jules is opening a sister store in The Heights where Caffe Divano used to be.
Water advocacy group launches campaign to protect Coquitlam-Burnaby creek

Water advocacy group launches campaign to protect Coquitlam-Burnaby creek

Is enough action being taken to protect Stoney Creek, which runs through Burnaby and Coquitlam?
BC Hydro wants to stop crazy Buntzen Lake traffic problems with pre-visit parking registration

BC Hydro wants to stop crazy Buntzen Lake traffic problems with pre-visit parking registration

Online parking registration will soon be required to picnic, hike or swim at Buntzen Lake this summer with a new online registration program that will run from June 27 to Sept. 5.