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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

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.
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.
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.'