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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

Mom turned away from Coquitlam testing clinic says 'exclusive' policies keeping people in the dark about COVID-19 cases

Mom turned away from Coquitlam testing clinic says 'exclusive' policies keeping people in the dark about COVID-19 cases

No drop-ins despite sharp drop in Tri-City COVID-19 cases, Fraser Health adheres to strict policies requiring appointments for testing
Nearly 20% of Tri-City kids are absent from school — but not all are sick

Nearly 20% of Tri-City kids are absent from school — but not all are sick

Strict adherence to daily health checks, isolation due to exposure, COVID-19 symptoms or squeamishness about returning to school may be keeping kids home.
Risk of sinkholes on busy Coquitlam stretch were known, Trans Mountain says

Risk of sinkholes on busy Coquitlam stretch were known, Trans Mountain says

Trans Mountain is standing firm on plans to restart digging under the Fraser for pipe despite opposition from environmental groups
Major Coquitlam-area grocery store brings back capacity limits during Omicron surge

Major Coquitlam-area grocery store brings back capacity limits during Omicron surge

Save-On-Foods limits customers to 50 per cent at its five Tri-City grocery stores, will post signs to encourage physical distancing at typically congested areas as the bakery and the deli.
Hit by road construction delays, some Port Coquitlam businesses won't have to pay license fees this year

Hit by road construction delays, some Port Coquitlam businesses won't have to pay license fees this year

"If it's a precedent we're setting, I think it’s a good precedent to set," said Mayor Brad West after council agreed to eliminate 2022 business license fees for 20 shops.
Trans Mountain construction causing massive headache for Coquitlam pet store business

Trans Mountain construction causing massive headache for Coquitlam pet store business

Blue fencing creates safety hazard for drivers, manager says; City of Coquitlam is also raising the issue after hearing complaints from drivers trying to negotiate pipeline construction along United Boulevard
Major bank shutters branch in Port Coquitlam's walkable downtown

Major bank shutters branch in Port Coquitlam's walkable downtown

Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West has concerns about seniors getting to their bank after RBC moves to Oxford Crossing
Port Coquitlam turns to Coquitlam city shelter for animal adoptions, strays

Port Coquitlam turns to Coquitlam city shelter for animal adoptions, strays

Starting Feb. 1, stray animals and animals for adoption will be housed at the animal shelter run by the City of Coquitlam on Mariner Way after agreement with PoCo private kennel ends
'Taxed system' at fault for sewer mess, says Coquitlam resident — officials blame the rain

'Taxed system' at fault for sewer mess, says Coquitlam resident — officials blame the rain

Metro Vancouver is fast-tracking a sewer pipe through Port Moody, Coquitlam and Burnaby but residents say its coming too late to fix problems with sewer water spilling into Stoney Creek.
First new condo towers in 10 years could transform this Port Coquitlam neighbourhood

First new condo towers in 10 years could transform this Port Coquitlam neighbourhood

Mosaic Homes setting its sights on constructing two towers and shops in city's new transit oriented development area close to Coquitlam SkyTrain