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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

Petition slams Belcarra parking fee as 'cash grab' as hot weather draws crowds

Petition slams Belcarra parking fee as 'cash grab' as hot weather draws crowds

Efforts to manage parking at Belcarra Regional Park, including parking fees and fines for parking on Bedwell Bay Road, come as park officials and Port Moody police brace for a busy weekend due to a spate of hot weather
Rush to get Coquitlam area school workers vaccinated amidst spike in Tri-City COVID-19 cases

Rush to get Coquitlam area school workers vaccinated amidst spike in Tri-City COVID-19 cases

Fraser Health issued letters to Coquitlam area school workers today, letting them know they could book shots at clinics April 16-19
Updated: 'Bracing for each day,' says family member, as COVID-19 cases grow to 11 at Coquitlam seniors' home

Updated: 'Bracing for each day,' says family member, as COVID-19 cases grow to 11 at Coquitlam seniors' home

Retirement Concepts has confirmed on its website that 11 residents on the second floor of Dufferin Care Centre have tested positive for COVID-19 and protocols are in place to prevent the spread of the virus
New Port Coquitlam patios give patrons — and their pooches — a place to go during pandemic

New Port Coquitlam patios give patrons — and their pooches — a place to go during pandemic

City of Port Coquitlam is offering businesses the opportunity to expand outdoors with temporary patios on sidewalks, parking lots and even a city lane to help them through the COVID-19 pandemic
Waddling Port Coquitlam black bear a sharp reminder — it's bear season in the Tri-Cities

Waddling Port Coquitlam black bear a sharp reminder — it's bear season in the Tri-Cities

Last year conservation officers fielded 2,000 calls from Tri-City residents concerned about bears and destroyed 15 bruins because of conflict concerns; this year cities are working together to remind residents to be careful with their garbage and other attractants so bears stay away
Speed racing blamed in fiery crash on Coquitlam freeway exit

Speed racing blamed in fiery crash on Coquitlam freeway exit

Witnesses told Coquitlam RCMP the cars were travelling at speeds of 150 km/h or more when one vehicle slammed into a concrete barrier on the Cape Horn exit off the Port Mann Bridge and burst into flames
Port Coquitlam, Port Moody high schools hit with COVID-19 amidst B.C.'s 'third wave'

Port Coquitlam, Port Moody high schools hit with COVID-19 amidst B.C.'s 'third wave'

The sharp rise in school exposures in the first week back after spring break mirrors growing case counts in Tri-Cities and B.C., as health officials grapple with variants — now at 50% of cases — amidst a mass vaccination campaign
Updated: Control measures in place at Coquitlam care home after COVID-19 case found

Updated: Control measures in place at Coquitlam care home after COVID-19 case found

This is the second time that an outbreak has been declared at Dufferin Care Centre; the Coquitlam care home had an outbreak with 22 infections and four deaths last spring
$1 million to speed up new Coquitlam school 'too risky,' school officials say

$1 million to speed up new Coquitlam school 'too risky,' school officials say

A report recommends School District 43 hold off on a contribution toward the $125 million joint middle/secondary school for Burke Mountain because the 'financial risk at this time is too great a risk to the board.'
Dozens fined for flouting COVID-19 restrictions in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam

Dozens fined for flouting COVID-19 restrictions in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam

Sweeps of Port Coquitlam businesses have resulted in hundreds of people being warned or provided with information about provincial health orders as police and city bylaw officers respond to changing COVID-19 health orders; 34 people have been given fines for flouting rules