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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

Emergency fund started to replant Minnekhada Park after devastating wildfire

Emergency fund started to replant Minnekhada Park after devastating wildfire

Donations are needed to help rebuild the regional park in Coquitlam where a wildfire burned 14 hectares of forest.
Port Coquitlam doctor leaves 'love letter' to patients days before he dies

Port Coquitlam doctor leaves 'love letter' to patients days before he dies

Letter written before Dr. Ian Woods enters hospice shared widely by Burke Mountain Medical Centre, prompting patients to express their feelings and "kudos" to the long-time physician.
Update: Minnekhada park closed through weekend due to ongoing wildfire

Update: Minnekhada park closed through weekend due to ongoing wildfire

Here's the latest on the Minnekhada Park wildfire. An investigation into who or what caused the blaze will be conducted as soon as the fire is out, officials say.
This Coquitlam restaurant is rebranding. Here's why

This Coquitlam restaurant is rebranding. Here's why

Comfort food and fresh takes on breakfast, lunch and dinner at the newly rebranded restaurant on Schoolhouse Street in Coquitlam.
Second Cactus Club for Coquitlam hiring for early 2023 opening

Second Cactus Club for Coquitlam hiring for early 2023 opening

Casual dining chain plans new location in stand-alone building in parking lot at Coquitlam Centre with opening planned for early 2023.
Homeowner fined $500 for dumping paint into Coquitlam storm drain

Homeowner fined $500 for dumping paint into Coquitlam storm drain

This is a reminder not to dump anything into a municipal catch basin. As water flows into Hoy Creek, fish and other creatures could be killed.
Renovation noise drives Port Coquitlam tenant crazy but she still has to pay the rent

Renovation noise drives Port Coquitlam tenant crazy but she still has to pay the rent

Neither the landlord nor the tenant got everything they wanted in this tricky case, but the tenant ended up paying more than $2,000 in damages and unpaid rent.
Coquitlam renter shocked after landlord asks for nationality

Coquitlam renter shocked after landlord asks for nationality

Landlords can't ask you where you are from, according to the BC Human Rights Code. But some do anyway as they discriminate against potential renters on the basis of nationality.
'I will do this to you,' said Port Coquitlam tenant who got evicted for threatening behaviour

'I will do this to you,' said Port Coquitlam tenant who got evicted for threatening behaviour

A Port Coquiitlam landlord wanted to kick out a tenant who shaped his fingers into a gun and made a threat. The police were called and the Residential Tenancy Branch arbitrator agreed to ending the tenancy early.
Scary immersive experience coming to Coquitlam's biggest mall

Scary immersive experience coming to Coquitlam's biggest mall

Vancouver Horror Nights is back with more frightening attractions, including mazes and escape rooms, and this time activities will be indoors at Coquitlam Centre