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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 city workers support striking

Richmond city workers support striking

The union and employer are starting mediation in early May.
City of Richmond sues BC Hydro over claims of underpayment

City of Richmond sues BC Hydro over claims of underpayment

BC Hydro said it gave lower payments to Richmond because utility property tax rates rose significantly compared to other properties.
'Air-to-marine': YVR floats idea of cargo-laden barges

'Air-to-marine': YVR floats idea of cargo-laden barges

Province announced $800,000 for sustainability projects at airport
$150,000 worth of merchandise seized by police in Steveston

$150,000 worth of merchandise seized by police in Steveston

Lego and Jellycat toys were some of the items seized by Richmond RCMP.
Richmond seafood company fined $40,000 for catching small crabs

Richmond seafood company fined $40,000 for catching small crabs

This is the second fine for Tenshi Seafood in three years.
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.
$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.
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