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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

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.
Richmond trick-or-treater ends up in hospital after eating THC candy

Richmond trick-or-treater ends up in hospital after eating THC candy

Only one child out of a group ate THC candy after being out on Halloween on Monday night.
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.
Dead 7-foot-sturgeon found by Richmond beachcomber

Dead 7-foot-sturgeon found by Richmond beachcomber

Sturgeon can live up to 100 years and the fossil record shows they've changed very little over several million years.
No word to describe the loss of a child

No word to describe the loss of a child

Richmond News reporter Maria Rantanen grapples with the senseless loss of her son amid an opioid crisis that no government seems to have solutions for.
Picket lines up at Richmond cannabis distribution centre

Picket lines up at Richmond cannabis distribution centre

A union representing 33,000 government workers has launched job action after contract negotiations stalled.
Richmond’s Trutch Avenue will be renamed after Steven Point

Richmond’s Trutch Avenue will be renamed after Steven Point

Steven Point was the first Indigenous lieutenant-governor of B.C.
More Kinder products recalled over fears of Salmonella

More Kinder products recalled over fears of Salmonella

CFIA announced just days before Easter that 23 Kinder chocolate products might have been contaminated by Salmonella.
Musqueam sign agreement with YVR-based company on training

Musqueam sign agreement with YVR-based company on training

ABCoast said an agreement with a First Nations band is part of the 'path to truth and reconciliation.'
Updated: B.C. tourism board member resigns after 'insensitive' comments at Richmond conference

Updated: B.C. tourism board member resigns after 'insensitive' comments at Richmond conference

The CEO of a resort in the Rockies apologized for comments that caused 'distress for several women'
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