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Diane Strandberg

Diane Strandberg

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

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'It's gross': Smell from licensed cannabis facility bothers Port Coquitlam residents

'It's gross': Smell from licensed cannabis facility bothers Port Coquitlam residents

Coquitlam property owner has a Health Canada license to grow cannabis, Coquitlam RCMP say, but residents say operation emits odour, especially at night, and should be investigated.
Port Coquitlam cracking down on dangerous dogs as it overhauls ticket system

Port Coquitlam cracking down on dangerous dogs as it overhauls ticket system

Port Coquitlam residents face fines ranging from $150 to $500 for not looking after their dog, not shovelling snow, watering lawns during a drought or cutting down trees without a permit and dozens of other bylaw infractions
Massive housing proposal for Port Moody ramps up pressure for third SkyTrain station for the city

Massive housing proposal for Port Moody ramps up pressure for third SkyTrain station for the city

Woodland Park will provide 325 units of non market rental housing, park land, child care and retail, but council also wants to know what it would take to get a third rapid transit station and other improvements to handle more traffic in the area
Burnaby mother to honour son's 2019 passing by cleaning up Coquitlam River shoreline

Burnaby mother to honour son's 2019 passing by cleaning up Coquitlam River shoreline

Belinda Ruckman says the Lower Mainland offers many nature spots like Traboulay PoCo Trail to help grieve Reno's death and heal emotional wounds.
Bees welcome in Port Coquitlam as city expands its pollinator meadows

Bees welcome in Port Coquitlam as city expands its pollinator meadows

Port Coquitlam plans to create pollinator meadows in city parks to attract bees and other pollinators to benefit the ecosystem and promote food security
Port Coquitlam set to approve zoning for cannabis company if final conditions are met

Port Coquitlam set to approve zoning for cannabis company if final conditions are met

City of Port Coquitlam wants assurances that off-site works are being done but says Lucava Farms has met the other conditions required for zoning
Fall program registration opening up in Port Coquitlam as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Fall program registration opening up in Port Coquitlam as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Many programs are on offer, including activities for early learning and preschool kids, children ages 5-12, youth ages 11-18, arts and cultural programs for adults, swimming, skating, fitness and sports; pre-registration is required.
Port Coquitlam woman turns to Facebook for help to get rid of giant condom box, gets hilarious response

Port Coquitlam woman turns to Facebook for help to get rid of giant condom box, gets hilarious response

What do you do with a giant, retail-sized box of condoms you no longer need? That's a question a Port Coquitlam woman posed on Facebook this week
Tank heist didn’t stop Port Coquitlam brewery from opening its new taproom in time for summer

Tank heist didn’t stop Port Coquitlam brewery from opening its new taproom in time for summer

Thieves stole two massive tanks last October, but the owner and manager of Boardwalk Brewing said the theft was just a 'hiccup' as it opens its taproom and restaurant in Port Coquitlam's up and coming Dominion Triangle neighbourhood
This enchanted garden is putting smiles on children's faces in Port Moody

This enchanted garden is putting smiles on children's faces in Port Moody

Garden of whimsical creatures created in a corner of the Port Moody Station Museum as popular local institution reaches out to families looking for something fun to do this summer