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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

Video: Emotions run high at Richmond discussion about safe-consumption site

Video: Emotions run high at Richmond discussion about safe-consumption site

Compassion for people struggling with substance use but fear of drug use being normalized were some of the messages conveyed to Richmond city council.
Video: Hundreds gather at Richmond city hall chanting 'no drugs'

Video: Hundreds gather at Richmond city hall chanting 'no drugs'

The city issued a statement on Sunday clarifying misinformation that was circulating in the community.
Richmond RCMP seek help to return cremated remains left at airport

Richmond RCMP seek help to return cremated remains left at airport

Police are asking for the public's help to reunite remains with rightful custodian.
$35.9M from feds to speed up Richmond housing builds

$35.9M from feds to speed up Richmond housing builds

Local MPs were at city hall on Monday to announce Housing Accelerator Fund money for city.
Union, Richmond city council disagree over hotel boycott

Union, Richmond city council disagree over hotel boycott

The official minutes say the city supports a boycott only at the Sheraton hotel.
Richmond council declares boycott of hotel behind picket lines

Richmond council declares boycott of hotel behind picket lines

Unite Here Local 40 asked city councillors to not allow any city events at three hotels currently behind picket lines.
Update: 20% of flights cancelled at YVR

Update: 20% of flights cancelled at YVR

YVR is telling travellers to check the status of their flights as snow is having an impact on operations.
Trucking company off the road after allegedly hitting Massey tunnel roof

Trucking company off the road after allegedly hitting Massey tunnel roof

Ministry said grounding vehicles sends a 'strong message' about crashes into infrastructure.
Nine townhouses proposed for two single-family lots in Richmond

Nine townhouses proposed for two single-family lots in Richmond

A townhouse complex developer could have to contribute $178K to the city's affordable housing fund.
Scofflaw Steveston owl makes off with toque

Scofflaw Steveston owl makes off with toque

Richmond man had a weird encounter with wildlife last week.
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