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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 receives $2.3 million for dyking improvements

Richmond receives $2.3 million for dyking improvements

Six pump stations will be upgraded with provincial money.
Richmond Olympic Oval expects $4 million bump in revenues in 2023

Richmond Olympic Oval expects $4 million bump in revenues in 2023

The Oval had an accumulated surplus of almost $19 million at the end of 2021.
Sea Island coast guard joins fishery officers to seize illegal crab traps

Sea Island coast guard joins fishery officers to seize illegal crab traps

Fisheries officers found 788 Dungeness crabs in illegally set traps, many of which were sealed.
Better space, better intervention needed for Richmond's vulnerable students

Better space, better intervention needed for Richmond's vulnerable students

The Aspen Learning Centre at A.R. MacNeill Secondary is designed for students with complex needs.
Richmond releases video about its history, growth

Richmond releases video about its history, growth

Ten videos in total will be released over the coming months by the City of Richmond.
Land commission to decide fate of soil dumped illegally in Richmond

Land commission to decide fate of soil dumped illegally in Richmond

A farmland property owner brought in 200 truckloads of fill without a permit.
28 drug poisoning deaths in Richmond in 2022

28 drug poisoning deaths in Richmond in 2022

The BC Coroners Service released its statistics on Tuesday of drug-poisoning deaths across the province.
Richmond Chinese society claims it helps new immigrants, bans intelligence gathering

Richmond Chinese society claims it helps new immigrants, bans intelligence gathering

A protest was held outside the Wenzhou Friendship Society on Friday.
Public invited to feedback session in Richmond on plans for new Royal BC Museum

Public invited to feedback session in Richmond on plans for new Royal BC Museum

A plan for a new museum was put on pause after a public outcry over the $789 million price tag.
Soft plastics, plant pots among new items being accepted by Richmond recycling

Soft plastics, plant pots among new items being accepted by Richmond recycling

New provincial regulations allow dozens of new items into blue boxes, green carts and at recycling depot
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