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Maria Rantanen

Maria Rantanen

Maria Rantanen covers the city hall and education beats for the Richmond News but she also enjoys delving into stories about farming and the future of Richmond.

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mrantanen@richmond-news.com

Recent Work by Maria

What constitutes a hate crime?

What constitutes a hate crime?

Judges can take hate into consideration in sentencing as a motivating factor.
Man accused in death of UBC students back in court on Friday

Man accused in death of UBC students back in court on Friday

Tim Carl Robert Goerner is charged with six counts in conjunction with a car accident.
Chinese, Black, LGBTQ most targeted in Richmond hate crimes, incidents: RCMP

Chinese, Black, LGBTQ most targeted in Richmond hate crimes, incidents: RCMP

There were 34 hate crimes or hate incidents reported to RCMP last year.
1,500 pieces of luggage still looking for owners at YVR

1,500 pieces of luggage still looking for owners at YVR

The airport is asking passengers whose baggage is missing to contact their airline.
Update: 1,000 pieces of luggage still looking for owners at YVR

Update: 1,000 pieces of luggage still looking for owners at YVR

The airport is asking passengers whose baggage is missing to contact their airline.
International arrivals limited due to runway congestion at YVR

International arrivals limited due to runway congestion at YVR

Travellers are encouraged to check with their airlines before arriving at the airport.
Youth want homes, jobs, friends before treatment for substances

Youth want homes, jobs, friends before treatment for substances

A study of young people struggling with drugs and homelessness points out many services remind them of traumatic institutional experiences.
Richmond doctor banned for life from practicing medicine in B.C.

Richmond doctor banned for life from practicing medicine in B.C.

Dr. Gustavo Carvalho has been reprimanded many times by the College of Physicians and Surgeons dating back to 1993.
Wreath to be laid at Richmond Remembrance Day to remember Const. Shaelyn Yang

Wreath to be laid at Richmond Remembrance Day to remember Const. Shaelyn Yang

Remembrance Day service is back in-person this year after a hiatus because of COVID-19.
GoFundMe set up for family of Richmond resident Const. Shaelyn Yang

GoFundMe set up for family of Richmond resident Const. Shaelyn Yang

The Burnaby RCMP officer was killed at a homeless encampment on Tuesday.
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