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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

Tri-Cities COVID-19 cases were second worst in the region last week, but are they slowing?

Tri-Cities COVID-19 cases were second worst in the region last week, but are they slowing?

The ongoing high case count comes amid a surge in schools with COVID-19 exposures and concerns about variants; BC Centre for Disease Control says only Surrey had more cases than the combined region of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody
‘Go for it,’ vaccinated Port Coquitlam man advises as seniors 80-plus target of next vaccine roll out

‘Go for it,’ vaccinated Port Coquitlam man advises as seniors 80-plus target of next vaccine roll out

With few reactions and a sense of security, Jim Peacock is glad he got the vaccine that will be distributed to community-based seniors 80 years and older next month
No grounds for charges against officer in Coquitlam crash that injured Burnaby family — IIO

No grounds for charges against officer in Coquitlam crash that injured Burnaby family — IIO

Collision and tragic injuries to two children are therefore not the result of any police action or inaction, states Independent Investigations Office after collecting evidence in Dec. 27 crash that seriously injured two Burnaby girls; GoFundMe has raised more than $174,000 for the family
New Port Coquitlam apartment to house a 40-seat restaurant

New Port Coquitlam apartment to house a 40-seat restaurant

Quantum Properties is set to build the third phase of its Montrose Square development after receiving approval this week from Port Coquitlam council; new five-storey apartment to be for adults aged 55 or older
Here's how to start those 'uncomfortable' racism, privilege discussions at home, say Coquitlam parents

Here's how to start those 'uncomfortable' racism, privilege discussions at home, say Coquitlam parents

The SD43 District Parent Advisory Council for Coquitlam area schools has organized a Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge to as a way to begin discussions on social justice topics
Rapid test for U.K. variant in Surrey schools not coming to the rest of B.C. — yet

Rapid test for U.K. variant in Surrey schools not coming to the rest of B.C. — yet

More variants of concern likely to be identified in B.C. in coming weeks as province enhances screening measures for positive COVID-19 tests, says deputy provincial health officer
‘What are they waiting for?’ asks Coquitlam parent worried about long wait for school isolation letter

‘What are they waiting for?’ asks Coquitlam parent worried about long wait for school isolation letter

Fraser Health has flagged 33 Coquitlam area schools with COVID-19 exposures in recent days and one parent says her son's class isolation letter should have come sooner; Scott Creek middle school is one of several in Coquitlam dealing with coronavirus exposures
$5 million raised to build new emergency room for Port Moody hospital

$5 million raised to build new emergency room for Port Moody hospital

Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation has reached its fundraising goal of $5 million to build a state-of-the art emergency room for the hospital serving the Tri-Cities, with construction well underway, new ER should open to the public in April, 2022
After battling COVID-19 for a month, outbreak at Port Moody long-term care home declared over

After battling COVID-19 for a month, outbreak at Port Moody long-term care home declared over

An outbreak was declared at Eagle Ridge Manor in mid-January, just as vaccines were being rolled out in care homes across the region; but with strong measures in place, case count was kept to five
Port Moody pub with COVID-19 exposure notice to issue statement

Port Moody pub with COVID-19 exposure notice to issue statement

Fraser Health confirmed at least two dozen COVID-19 cases from a pub trivia night but didn't name the business. However, St. James's Well was flagged for exposure on the health authority website.