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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

New Korean seafood restaurant enlivens dining scene in Coquitlam

New Korean seafood restaurant enlivens dining scene in Coquitlam

Looking for some place new to try? Bambada, a new Korean restaurant, recently opened on Barnet Highway in Coquitlam, offering a variety of seafood dishes.
Suggestive graffiti on elementary school shocks Port Coquitlam neighbours

Suggestive graffiti on elementary school shocks Port Coquitlam neighbours

Someone painted a giant penis on the wall of Birchland Elementary, sparking social media discussion about community values. It's been cleaned up, SD43 says.
'I don't feel safe,' says Port Coquitlam mom after bear knocks down fence

'I don't feel safe,' says Port Coquitlam mom after bear knocks down fence

A bear freeway has emerged between Burke Mountain and the Sun Valley neighbourhood of Port Coquitlam. One bear, who is knocking down fences, is making life difficult for families who want to use their yard.
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.
Day passes for Buntzen Lake parking under consideration after hiker backlash

Day passes for Buntzen Lake parking under consideration after hiker backlash

Do you think the parking reservation system at Buntzen Lake is a good idea? The goal is to reduce traffic problems on roads near the lake. But hikers are worried the half-day passes aren't long enough to do some of the popular hikes.
Coquitlam man 'bought into' the woodsy Burke Mountain lifestyle. Now, he wants to save a massive tree

Coquitlam man 'bought into' the woodsy Burke Mountain lifestyle. Now, he wants to save a massive tree

Is it too late to save a tree? Shawn Cody moved to Burke Mountain because he enjoyed nature and the hiking lifestyle. He wants the city to save a tree on property planned for townhouses . He's organizing a 'discovery tree walk' for May 14.
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

Soup spoon used to rescue tiny goslings from Port Coquitlam pipe

Soup spoon used to rescue tiny goslings from Port Coquitlam pipe

It's baby bird season. This is the time when you might find an injured bird or animal. It's best to contact experts but here's how one group handled an emergency situation with three baby goslings.
'Beggars belief': Port Coquitlam bar fined $16K after patron denies entry to liquor inspectors

'Beggars belief': Port Coquitlam bar fined $16K after patron denies entry to liquor inspectors

When was the last time you stayed out past 2:30 a.m.? Bennett Craft and Kitchen hit with fine after BC liquor inspectors were denied entry by a man posing as a manager. Manager plans to appeal, saying he feels 'persecuted.'