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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

Dramatic drop in COVID-19 exposures in Coquitlam area schools but some high schools still getting hit

Dramatic drop in COVID-19 exposures in Coquitlam area schools but some high schools still getting hit

60% fewer schools are on Fraser Health's exposure list since April when restrictions were tightened and vaccine campaigns rolled out in the Coquitlam area
Vandals hit Coquitlam school with graffiti, tags in weekend rampage

Vandals hit Coquitlam school with graffiti, tags in weekend rampage

Students at Panorama elementary school in Coquitlam were greeted by painted tags and other graffiti across the back of their school when they headed to class today (Monday); school district promises to have the mess removed today
Updated: 'Traumatic' dog attack leads to call for stronger off-leash measures on Coquitlam trails

Updated: 'Traumatic' dog attack leads to call for stronger off-leash measures on Coquitlam trails

A man says he was attacked by a 'pack' of dogs on Westwood Plateau and had to go to hospital for treatment; now he wants the city to put more signs up reminding people to leash up their pets, especially if they are walking several dogs at once
Updated: Coquitlam RCMP locate missing elderly man

Updated: Coquitlam RCMP locate missing elderly man

Coquitlam RCMP say Walter Mazurek was last seen Sunday at approximately 1 p.m. near Princess Auto; his native tongue is Polish and he may appear confused
New data shows COVID-19 transmission happened in 21 Coquitlam area schools

New data shows COVID-19 transmission happened in 21 Coquitlam area schools

Fraser Health started tracking COVID-19 clusters in January and revealed the information this week; meanwhile, five secondary schools in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody recently had virus exposures
Coquitlam gas station shuttered for 10 days due to COVID-19

Coquitlam gas station shuttered for 10 days due to COVID-19

Fraser Health continues to close businesses due to COVID-19 transmission, however, the Tri-Cities has seen a steep reduction in cases in recent days
11 places to take that perfect grad photo in the Tri-Cities

11 places to take that perfect grad photo in the Tri-Cities

Several photo locations in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody have been identified and virtual recognition events planned to give this year's crop of graduates a special send-off
Police call massive Port Coquitlam drug lab bust a 'blow' to gangs

Police call massive Port Coquitlam drug lab bust a 'blow' to gangs

RCMP say a quantity of chemical pre-cursers —with a potential finished yield of 26 kilograms of pure fentanyl — were found in a Port Coquitlam warehouse last month; it took investigators three days to sort through all the chemicals and equipment
'Prayers' sought as family of Trina Hunt thanks community with digital billboards

'Prayers' sought as family of Trina Hunt thanks community with digital billboards

The family of Trina Hunt is expressing gratitude to Metro Vancouver residents this week
Coquitlam RCMP plea to Moses Liu: 'We are only looking to confirm your well-being'

Coquitlam RCMP plea to Moses Liu: 'We are only looking to confirm your well-being'

Coquitlam RCMP are seeking information about Moses Liu, last seen in the Burke Mountain area; Surrey RCMP received a report on April 19 that Liu was missing from his family home