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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

Black bear drops from tree after being shot by tranquilizer gun in busy downtown Port Coquitlam

Black bear drops from tree after being shot by tranquilizer gun in busy downtown Port Coquitlam

Conservation officers say bruin wasn't hurt but needed to be relocated as city was planning a major event
Officials name new Coquitlam school to honour Coast Salish people

Officials name new Coquitlam school to honour Coast Salish people

Officials pick new name out of dozens submitted for Sheffield Elementary on Burke Mountain but decide against a First Nations language name
VIDEO: Wily coyote unfazed by traffic on busy downtown Port Coquitlam street

VIDEO: Wily coyote unfazed by traffic on busy downtown Port Coquitlam street

Brazen coyote takes a stroll in downtown Port Coquitlam, creating a bit of a stir among pedestrians and drivers in the area
Canadian artist honours journalists fighting for truth during National Newspaper Week

Canadian artist honours journalists fighting for truth during National Newspaper Week

Ola Volo aims to 'spark conversation' about the role of the media in building Canadian communities with Champion The Truth limited edition and signed print, with proceeds donated to Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
UPDATE: 'Traumatized' Port Coquitlam residents mourn young bear hit by a car

UPDATE: 'Traumatized' Port Coquitlam residents mourn young bear hit by a car

Bears are frequent visitors to the north side of Port Coquitlam and one young bear was accidentally hit by a car, resulting in an outpouring of grief on social media
UPDATE: Massive traffic tie up on Port Mann Bridge after lanes closed

UPDATE: Massive traffic tie up on Port Mann Bridge after lanes closed

All eastbound lanes of Highway 1 now open after earlier collision on the Port Mann bridge, however, heavy traffic remains due to lane closures for most of the day.
Report details struggles of Coquitlam Flash actor before he died in Burnaby care home

Report details struggles of Coquitlam Flash actor before he died in Burnaby care home

The BC Coroner Service investigated the April, 2020 death of Logan Williams, who died in a Burnaby residential care home of an accidental fentanyl overdose
VIDEO: Tiny weasel with a big appetite filmed grabbing dinner in Port Coquitlam garage

VIDEO: Tiny weasel with a big appetite filmed grabbing dinner in Port Coquitlam garage

A Port Coquitlam resident sees nature at its wildest as he films videos of bears, deer, coyotes and even a weasel grabbing dinner in his garage.
Conservative Party's Erin O'Toole has Metro Vancouver millennials in his sights

Conservative Party's Erin O'Toole has Metro Vancouver millennials in his sights

New Conservative Party platform launched this week for the 2021 federal election promises climate change spending accounts, housing help for millennials and a balanced budget in 10 years.
Federal Election 2021: TikTok, baking bread and how Jagmeet Singh intends to gain NDP votes in Metro Vancouver

Federal Election 2021: TikTok, baking bread and how Jagmeet Singh intends to gain NDP votes in Metro Vancouver

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh believes taxing the 'ultra rich' and 'profiteering' corporations to pay for post-pandemic recovery in Canada as he seeks to boost NDP fortunes in Burnaby, the Tri-Cities and B.C.