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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

Coquitlam teen shocked after thieves smashed into her gift store before opening day

Coquitlam teen shocked after thieves smashed into her gift store before opening day

Nicole Doiron is grateful for the support of the Austin Heights neighbourhood after her store was broken into this week.
Daughter using Instagram to find life-saving kidney donor for her Port Coquitlam father

Daughter using Instagram to find life-saving kidney donor for her Port Coquitlam father

Joshy Reddy is desperate to find a kidney for her father, who is a long-time Port Coquitlam resident.
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.
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.
Coquitlam middle school students win art contest with stunning B.C. salmon paintings

Coquitlam middle school students win art contest with stunning B.C. salmon paintings

The Pacific Salmon Foundation's second annual Kids Salmon Art Contest received more than 500 salmon-inspired art submissions from students across B.C. and the Yukon.
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.
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
This Port Coquitlam brewery is back in business after a year-long closure

This Port Coquitlam brewery is back in business after a year-long closure

Taylight Brewing is back with its Port Coquitlam-themed beers and has re-opened its tasting room under new owners.
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.
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