Skip to content

Diane Strandberg

Diane Strandberg

Diane Strandberg covers education, transportation, environment, politics, social and heritage issues for The Tri-City News.

Recent Work by Diane

This Port Coquitlam library has a fix for your cancelled beach vacation

This Port Coquitlam library has a fix for your cancelled beach vacation

it doesn’t involve beaches, sun nor fun — it's a sunshine lamp and library patrons are going crazy for this light therapy
‘Our little home is closing,’ Port Coquitlam Starbucks caught up in sweeping closures

‘Our little home is closing,’ Port Coquitlam Starbucks caught up in sweeping closures

Starbucks next to Port Coquitlam city hall latest in the Tri-Cities to shut down; mayor hopes 'unique' business will move in to take advantage of downtown revitalization plans
$132 million Port Coquitlam sports centre rushing toward fall finish

$132 million Port Coquitlam sports centre rushing toward fall finish

Challenging build for Port Coquitlam will come to an end when project is complete with 425-stall parking lot, new arena, gym, sports courts
Complaints of drug dealing in Port Coquitlam park leads to raid: drugs, cash, cars seized

Complaints of drug dealing in Port Coquitlam park leads to raid: drugs, cash, cars seized

‘You can’t take your feet off the gas,’ Port Coquitlam mayor says after Coquitlam RCMP arrest three suspected of drug dealing in Fox Park
Here's what schools will do if it snows in the Tri-Cities

Here's what schools will do if it snows in the Tri-Cities

Check School District 43 website for details of school closures, but superintendent says schools in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and Anmore don't typically close if it snows, but there could be closures or delayed openings in harder hit areas
'There's a lot of need,' says Coquitlam business woman offering huge charitable gift

'There's a lot of need,' says Coquitlam business woman offering huge charitable gift

Sharon Perry is donating $50,000 to a Tri-City charity at a time when many local groups are struggling with fundraising due to COVID-19
Ambitious B.C. plan to make schools responsible for daycare hits snag in Coquitlam

Ambitious B.C. plan to make schools responsible for daycare hits snag in Coquitlam

Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore trustees asked to approve a policy making district responsible for child care on school grounds but want more information on funding and long-term plan for daycare in schools
105 COVID-19 exposures and counting at Tri-City schools

105 COVID-19 exposures and counting at Tri-City schools

Minnekhada middle school in Port Coquitlam, with exposure dates of Jan. 14,15, the latest school to be flagged by Fraser Health for a coronavirus exposure
Foreign owners of Coquitlam property hit with $2.2 million in speculation tax

Foreign owners of Coquitlam property hit with $2.2 million in speculation tax

Hundreds of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra property owners paid speculation and vacancy tax, government figures show, but more than 22,000 Tri-City rental properties were exempt
COVID-19 outbreak declared at Port Moody long-term care home

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Port Moody long-term care home

One staff person and one resident have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fraser Health, special control measures, extra staff in place