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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

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.
'It was a vibe': Coquitlam lawyer named in famous Superbad lunch quote recalls film premiere 15 years ago

'It was a vibe': Coquitlam lawyer named in famous Superbad lunch quote recalls film premiere 15 years ago

Were your high school years like those portrayed in movies from the 2000s? A friend of beloved B.C. actor and writer Seth Rogen gives the backstory to the hilarious 'Glansberg' quote.
Coquitlam-area teacher punished after kids scared by live python

Coquitlam-area teacher punished after kids scared by live python

A teacher's post-apocalyptic Halloween costume may have gone too far when he brought his three-foot snake to school in a pouch around his waist.
Watch: Bear licking plastic cup at Coquitlam park shows how dangerous litter can be for animals

Watch: Bear licking plastic cup at Coquitlam park shows how dangerous litter can be for animals

Pack up what you bring or throw it into a bear-proof garbage bin, says Metro Vancouver park official.
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

Orphaned bear cub left to die in Coquitlam park sparks calls for more oversight of conservation officers

Orphaned bear cub left to die in Coquitlam park sparks calls for more oversight of conservation officers

Hiker to Minnekhada Regional Park heard the bear's cries, then she filed a freedom of information request to find out how many bear cubs are killed in B.C. The answer may surprise you.
'Duty of care not met,' says mother of late Coquitlam "Flash" actor in suit against child protection authorities

'Duty of care not met,' says mother of late Coquitlam "Flash" actor in suit against child protection authorities

Logan Williams was a promising young actor when he died of an overdose. Lawsuit claims that caregivers were negligent in their responsibilities.
B.C. food guide will deny treats at school and 'take the joy' out of celebrations: parents, dietitian

B.C. food guide will deny treats at school and 'take the joy' out of celebrations: parents, dietitian

What was the best treat you ever received in school? New school food guidelines would discourage the offering of cookies, cakes, fruit juices, and other foods that are high in fat, sodium and sugar.
Where can you find a house for under $1M? Try Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam

Where can you find a house for under $1M? Try Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam

Could you afford to buy your house if you were in the market today? This 77-year-old, three bedroom home recently sold in Port Coquitlam for $970,000.