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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

Coquitlam students take their plea for 'kindness' to the B.C. legislature

Coquitlam students take their plea for 'kindness' to the B.C. legislature

Can doing something nice for someone make you feel good? These School District 43 students say 'yes.'
Pizza place on Coquitlam-Burnaby border helping arrange Turkey earthquake relief effort

Pizza place on Coquitlam-Burnaby border helping arrange Turkey earthquake relief effort

Pizza Garden restaurant workers and owners are all Turkish and are helping to mount a massive relief effort for the quake-struck country, including donating $1 from every pizza sold.
B.C.'s biggest francophone music and cultural festival coming to Coquitlam

B.C.'s biggest francophone music and cultural festival coming to Coquitlam

This is the 34th year for Festival du Bois, which offers musical performances, dancing, food, workshops, shopping and a traditional francophone experience at Mackin Park.
Coquitlam teen shocked after thieves smashed into her gift store before opening day

Coquitlam teen shocked after thieves smashed into her gift store before opening day

Nicole Doiron is grateful for the support of the Austin Heights neighbourhood after her store was broken into this week.
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.
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.
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.
Coquitlam middle school students win art contest with stunning B.C. salmon paintings

Coquitlam middle school students win art contest with stunning B.C. salmon paintings

The Pacific Salmon Foundation's second annual Kids Salmon Art Contest received more than 500 salmon-inspired art submissions from students across B.C. and the Yukon.
Here's how to keep hummingbirds from freezing during B.C.'s cold snap

Here's how to keep hummingbirds from freezing during B.C.'s cold snap

Hummingbirds can get injured or stuck to frozen feeders. Here are some tips about what to do to keep hummingbirds safe this winter.
Here's what it costs to own a hobby farm along this Port Coquitlam road

Here's what it costs to own a hobby farm along this Port Coquitlam road

A five-acre property listed on Prairie Avenue features a large home and two barns.
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