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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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Recent Work by Maria

Metro Vancouver governance under scrutiny at Richmond city council

Metro Vancouver governance under scrutiny at Richmond city council

Malcom Brodie, Chak Au and Bill McNulty sit on the regional government's board of directors.
Energy efficiency in new construction could slow down in Richmond

Energy efficiency in new construction could slow down in Richmond

The provincial timeline for 'step codes' is 2032, and some councillors think Richmond shouldn't speed ahead of this.
Feds give $4.9M grant to Richmond technology company

Feds give $4.9M grant to Richmond technology company

Saltworks Technologies has developed new technology for making lithium batteries.
Capital investment transforms Richmond data analytics company

Capital investment transforms Richmond data analytics company

ZE Power has been renamed as ZEMA Global Data.
Video: Air Ambulance fleet replacement to cost $673M

Video: Air Ambulance fleet replacement to cost $673M

The new planes are able to fly to more remote areas as they are equipped to land on gravel.
Richmond Hospital project cost doubles to $1.9B

Richmond Hospital project cost doubles to $1.9B

The Yurkovich Tower construction project is expected to begin in 2026.
Province considering filling George Massey Tunnel with sand

Province considering filling George Massey Tunnel with sand

Marine navigation, seismic concerns could be addressed with not removing old tunnel.
3.4M square-foot development proposed for Richmond Night Market location

3.4M square-foot development proposed for Richmond Night Market location

Jingon International says it has a plan to keep the popular night market at its current site.
Richmond mayor shuts down meeting after 'offensive' remarks

Richmond mayor shuts down meeting after 'offensive' remarks

'No drugs in Richmond' signs back at city council meeting.
Richmond city workers support striking

Richmond city workers support striking

The union and employer are starting mediation in early May.
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