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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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Police seek assistance to identify suspicious male near Port Coquitlam school

Police seek assistance to identify suspicious male near Port Coquitlam school

CCTV or dash cam footage of the area of Central Avenue and Mary Hill Road sought to help police identify man who allegedly approached two girls on their way home from school last week
VIDEO: Salmon returning to this Coquitlam creek in time for community celebration

VIDEO: Salmon returning to this Coquitlam creek in time for community celebration

Salmon passing through Coquitlam neighbourhoods a sign of resilience, but littering, dumping could kill them — annual event to mark spawning season brings awareness, care and concern about the environment, stewards say
VIDEO: Here's the meaning — and pronunciation — behind the təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Park name

VIDEO: Here's the meaning — and pronunciation — behind the təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Park name

New Tsleil-Waututh name helps to preserve the language for Indigenous people while informing park visitors about local history.
'He sounded like my grandson': Port Coquitlam woman nearly taken in by greedy phone scammer

'He sounded like my grandson': Port Coquitlam woman nearly taken in by greedy phone scammer

Thinking the caller's sob story was real, the 78-year-old panicked and now she's worried other seniors will fall for the so-called 'grandparent scam.'
'I'm not an anti-vaxxer': Coquitlam pastor defends church closure after 12 members catch COVID-19

'I'm not an anti-vaxxer': Coquitlam pastor defends church closure after 12 members catch COVID-19

Westwood Community Church, which held drive-in protests against spring church closures, cancels two in-person services as three members are hospitalized with the virus.
17 Tri-City schools, Coquitlam church grapple with COVID-19 as B.C. extends masks mandate to more kids

17 Tri-City schools, Coquitlam church grapple with COVID-19 as B.C. extends masks mandate to more kids

With about 10 per cent of the Tri-Cities population still not vaccinated, the Delta variant continues to circulate in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
Coquitlam MLA and Fraser River champion picked for Hall of Fame

Coquitlam MLA and Fraser River champion picked for Hall of Fame

Coquitlam-Burke Mountain MLA Fin Donnelly is being inducted into the Fraser River Hall of Fame at an upcoming gala
PHOTOS: Belcarra Regional Park now called təmtəmíxʷtən after historical signing ceremony

PHOTOS: Belcarra Regional Park now called təmtəmíxʷtən after historical signing ceremony

New name for popular regional park acknowledges the long history of the Tsleil-Waututh. who used to have a winter camp in the area
More than a dozen Tri-City schools hit with COVID-19 cases as vaccine mandate pondered

More than a dozen Tri-City schools hit with COVID-19 cases as vaccine mandate pondered

School District 43 is consulting with teachers, the BC education advisory committee and other groups as it mulls a vaccine mandate; 'significant issues to be considered,' officials say
Black bear drops from tree after being shot by tranquilizer gun in busy downtown Port Coquitlam

Black bear drops from tree after being shot by tranquilizer gun in busy downtown Port Coquitlam

Conservation officers say bruin wasn't hurt but needed to be relocated as city was planning a major event