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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

Coquitlam-area teacher punished after kids scared by live python

Coquitlam-area teacher punished after kids scared by live python

A teacher's post-apocalyptic Halloween costume may have gone too far when he brought his three-foot snake to school in a pouch around his waist.
Watch: Bear licking plastic cup at Coquitlam park shows how dangerous litter can be for animals

Watch: Bear licking plastic cup at Coquitlam park shows how dangerous litter can be for animals

Pack up what you bring or throw it into a bear-proof garbage bin, says Metro Vancouver park official.
Missing person found

Missing person found

Orphaned bear cub left to die in Coquitlam park sparks calls for more oversight of conservation officers

Orphaned bear cub left to die in Coquitlam park sparks calls for more oversight of conservation officers

Hiker to Minnekhada Regional Park heard the bear's cries, then she filed a freedom of information request to find out how many bear cubs are killed in B.C. The answer may surprise you.
'Duty of care not met,' says mother of late Coquitlam "Flash" actor in suit against child protection authorities

'Duty of care not met,' says mother of late Coquitlam "Flash" actor in suit against child protection authorities

Logan Williams was a promising young actor when he died of an overdose. Lawsuit claims that caregivers were negligent in their responsibilities.
B.C. food guide will deny treats at school and 'take the joy' out of celebrations: parents, dietitian

B.C. food guide will deny treats at school and 'take the joy' out of celebrations: parents, dietitian

What was the best treat you ever received in school? New school food guidelines would discourage the offering of cookies, cakes, fruit juices, and other foods that are high in fat, sodium and sugar.
Where can you find a house for under $1M? Try Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam

Where can you find a house for under $1M? Try Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam

Could you afford to buy your house if you were in the market today? This 77-year-old, three bedroom home recently sold in Port Coquitlam for $970,000.
Why won't Facebook take down sexy post targeting 13 year olds for 'group chat,' asks Coquitlam mayor

Why won't Facebook take down sexy post targeting 13 year olds for 'group chat,' asks Coquitlam mayor

Too slow to act, Richard Stewart claims after the social media giant declines to immediately remove alluring profile offering teens the chance to 'date' and 'meet girls.'
Puppy poisoned by cannabis gummies someone threw up near Coquitlam trail

Puppy poisoned by cannabis gummies someone threw up near Coquitlam trail

Young Heartland Terrier got sick and fell over after sniffing and licking vomit containing half-digested gummy candies along a trail in Mundy Park.
Asian food giant announces plans to open second store in Coquitlam

Asian food giant announces plans to open second store in Coquitlam

Is there room for another Asian grocery store in Coquitlam? Loblaw has announced the opening of a new T&T Supermarket in late 2022 on the city's west side