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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

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.
Long-awaited Cactus Club opens in Coquitlam with two new dishes to try

Long-awaited Cactus Club opens in Coquitlam with two new dishes to try

Tri-City residents have been watching for months as Cactus Club was constructed in a parking lot at Coquitlam Centre. This evening it will open for walk-in guests.
New Coquitlam restaurant offers Middle Eastern hospitality and Halal food

New Coquitlam restaurant offers Middle Eastern hospitality and Halal food

Ayam Zaman, a new middle eastern restaurant in Coquitlam, offers a varied menu of grilled meats, vegetables, dips, sauces and desserts along with tea in copper pots.
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.
Korean chicken joint opens in Port Coquitlam for evening and late-night cravings

Korean chicken joint opens in Port Coquitlam for evening and late-night cravings

This fried chicken restaurant doesn't open until 4 p.m. For all the Korean fried chicken lovers out there, you can order delivery, take out or dine in.
These two Coquitlam brunch spots have added dinner entrees to their menu

These two Coquitlam brunch spots have added dinner entrees to their menu

More options for special dining events and live music in Coquitlam as two popular businesses are now open beyond the lunch hour.
Fake bank manager steals thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency scam: Coquitlam RCMP

Fake bank manager steals thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency scam: Coquitlam RCMP

Victims were told to empty their bank accounts and put all their money into a cryptocurrency ATM machine.
Have your cake — and eat it too  — at this French bakery café that just opened in Coquitlam

Have your cake — and eat it too — at this French bakery café that just opened in Coquitlam

Annie Chang puts her heart and soul into her delicious mousse cakes, sweet and savoury croissants, cookies, truffles and more along with specialty coffee at her new Pourquoi Pas bakery.
Court throws out $50M 'vexatious' lawsuit against Port Coquitlam politician

Court throws out $50M 'vexatious' lawsuit against Port Coquitlam politician

Anti-vaxxer declared B.C. a 'dictatorship' due to COVID-19 restrictions; blamed MLA and public safety minister Mike Farnworth.
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.
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