Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
VIA store 300x100
Join our Newsletter

Diane Strandberg

Diane Strandberg

Diane Strandberg covers education, transportation, environment, politics, social and heritage issues for The Tri-City News.

Recent Work by Diane

American fast food company opens first Chipotlane in Port Coquitlam after huge hiring blitz

American fast food company opens first Chipotlane in Port Coquitlam after huge hiring blitz

With above-minimum wage and other hiring perks, company was able to get restaurant up and running in 10 months after renovations approved by Port Coquitlam council
Wasted parking space may soon house a new Port Coquitlam restaurant

Wasted parking space may soon house a new Port Coquitlam restaurant

Developer wants to build on 'under utilized' parking spaces, but says city requirements for paving a portion of Dominion Avenue and opening up a laneway are 'too onerous to bear'
Police seek assistance to identify suspicious male near Port Coquitlam school

Police seek assistance to identify suspicious male near Port Coquitlam school

CCTV or dash cam footage of the area of Central Avenue and Mary Hill Road sought to help police identify man who allegedly approached two girls on their way home from school last week
VIDEO: Here's the meaning — and pronunciation — behind the təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Park name

VIDEO: Here's the meaning — and pronunciation — behind the təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Park name

New Tsleil-Waututh name helps to preserve the language for Indigenous people while informing park visitors about local history.
'He sounded like my grandson': Port Coquitlam woman nearly taken in by greedy phone scammer

'He sounded like my grandson': Port Coquitlam woman nearly taken in by greedy phone scammer

Thinking the caller's sob story was real, the 78-year-old panicked and now she's worried other seniors will fall for the so-called 'grandparent scam.'
'I'm not an anti-vaxxer': Coquitlam pastor defends church closure after 12 members catch COVID-19

'I'm not an anti-vaxxer': Coquitlam pastor defends church closure after 12 members catch COVID-19

Westwood Community Church, which held drive-in protests against spring church closures, cancels two in-person services as three members are hospitalized with the virus.
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
Port Moody police investigating two school swatting incidents

Port Moody police investigating two school swatting incidents

Someone has been calling in fake bomb threats to multiple Port Moody schools this year, sparking a broad investigation that could involve asking the FBI to help track down online perpetrators
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
Port Coquitlam residents capture images of corpulent bruins during 'Fat Bear Week'

Port Coquitlam residents capture images of corpulent bruins during 'Fat Bear Week'

Fat Bear Week was popularized by a U.S. conservancy group that monitors bears in Alaska — but monitoring black bears and noting how big they get is popular on social media even in the Tri-Cities