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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

Buyer of under $400K Coquitlam home pays over-asking while penthouse purchaser gets huge deal

Buyer of under $400K Coquitlam home pays over-asking while penthouse purchaser gets huge deal

Highs and lows of Tri-City real estate. Buyer gets a deal on a new $2M luxury penthouse in Coquitlam while another pays $12K over asking for a one-bedroom suite listed for under $400K.
Huge surge in graffiti prompts Port Coquitlam to ban the sale of spray paint to minors

Huge surge in graffiti prompts Port Coquitlam to ban the sale of spray paint to minors

Is vandalism a problem in the city? Soon businesses will have to lock up spray paint and markers to reduce graffiti, under proposed bylaw changes. The city also wants to ban the sale of bear spray to minors to limit opportunities for dangerous crimes using potent pepper spray.
This change could stop Port Coquitlam builders from turning giant foyers into extra floors

This change could stop Port Coquitlam builders from turning giant foyers into extra floors

Crackdown on massive homes underway. Port Coquitlam wants to make changes to ensure new homes fit in with the existing character of the neighbourhood
UberEats worker's e-bike stolen outside Port Coquitlam grocery store

UberEats worker's e-bike stolen outside Port Coquitlam grocery store

A father of a young family, who arrived from Mexico in December, says the bike was used to earn income while studying international supply management at Douglas College.
TransLink to 'explore' potential Port Coquitlam SkyTrain extension

TransLink to 'explore' potential Port Coquitlam SkyTrain extension

Mayor Brad West promises plenty of consultation as the city is considered for the exploration of a potential SkyTrain extension in Metro Vancouver's $21-billion transportation plan.
Kids can get COVID-19 shots without father's consent, Port Coquitlam judge rules

Kids can get COVID-19 shots without father's consent, Port Coquitlam judge rules

The daughters' father wanted more information about vaccine safety for children before providing consent, but the judge ruled his anti-vaccination evidence wasn't verifiable and the shots were in the girls' best interest.
Port Coquitlam offering free shuttles to Canada Day fireworks

Port Coquitlam offering free shuttles to Canada Day fireworks

Want to watch fireworks, listen to music at Castle Park in Port Coquitlam on Canada Day? Here's how to get there.
Cyclists carry memory of Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox on 360 km fundraising ride

Cyclists carry memory of Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox on 360 km fundraising ride

Calling all cyclists! Here's a way to support the Terry Fox Foundation by fundraising for cancer research while also enjoying a ride with your buddies.
Longtime Coquitlam volunteer announces candidacy for council

Longtime Coquitlam volunteer announces candidacy for council

In his second bid for a seat, Rob Bottos is promising to advocate for a complete, affordable and inclusive community and be proactive about climate change.
Coffee and doughnuts anyone? New café opens in Coquitlam

Coffee and doughnuts anyone? New café opens in Coquitlam

JJ Bean, a longtime Vancouver coffee roaster and café, is bringing its signature West Coast feel to the Tri-Cities, with its newest store now open at the Sunwood Square Mall.