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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 mom's struggle to pay expenses not enough to save her from eviction

Coquitlam mom's struggle to pay expenses not enough to save her from eviction

You can be evicted after just three late rent payments, the B.C. Rental Tenancy Branch explained in a recent decision.
Coquitlam landlord must pay tenants $36K after judge upholds rental board decision

Coquitlam landlord must pay tenants $36K after judge upholds rental board decision

Landlord disagreed that she was properly served with documents, but her case was dismissed by a Supreme Court judge based on evidence — including information from a private investigator.
Halloween nightmare for Port Coquitlam family after couple steals Jack Skellington from front door

Halloween nightmare for Port Coquitlam family after couple steals Jack Skellington from front door

Thieves stole several valuable inflatable characters from the "Nightmare Before Christmas" display in Port Coquitlam; a $1,000 reward has been offered for the return of the items that mean so much to a Port Coquitlam family.
Port Coquitlam doctor leaves 'love letter' to patients days before he dies

Port Coquitlam doctor leaves 'love letter' to patients days before he dies

Letter written before Dr. Ian Woods enters hospice shared widely by Burke Mountain Medical Centre, prompting patients to express their feelings and "kudos" to the long-time physician.
Coquitlam renter shocked after landlord asks for nationality

Coquitlam renter shocked after landlord asks for nationality

Landlords can't ask you where you are from, according to the BC Human Rights Code. But some do anyway as they discriminate against potential renters on the basis of nationality.
'It was a vibe': Coquitlam lawyer named in famous Superbad lunch quote recalls film premiere 15 years ago

'It was a vibe': Coquitlam lawyer named in famous Superbad lunch quote recalls film premiere 15 years ago

Were your high school years like those portrayed in movies from the 2000s? A friend of beloved B.C. actor and writer Seth Rogen gives the backstory to the hilarious 'Glansberg' quote.
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.
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