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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

Mental wellness: The Foundry finds permanent home to help Richmond youth

Mental wellness: The Foundry finds permanent home to help Richmond youth

A youth hub in City Centre helps young people access sexual health, substance use and mental health services.
Mental Wellness: Teams being set up to support Richmond students, families

Mental Wellness: Teams being set up to support Richmond students, families

Funding for Integrated Child and Youth teams were announced two years ago by then-minister of mental health and addictions.
No Every Child Matters flag this year at Richmond city hall

No Every Child Matters flag this year at Richmond city hall

Coun. Michael Wolfe asked to expedite a policy change to allow an orange flag to be flown this Friday, but he was told procedure didn't allow the change.
Richmond elementary school replaces orange ribbons, pulled down in the night

Richmond elementary school replaces orange ribbons, pulled down in the night

School district staff sent orange hearts with messages of support to Spul'u'kwuks elementary after they found all their symbols of Truth and Reconciliation had been pulled down, thrown in the garbage.
Richmond pool empties out after false alarm sounds

Richmond pool empties out after false alarm sounds

Fire fighters and other emergency personnel attended when an alarm sounded at the Minoru Centre for Active Living.
First Nations weaving finds home at Richmond City Hall

First Nations weaving finds home at Richmond City Hall

The gold, red and black wall hanging, made by Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow, can be found outside city council chambers.
Indigenous airline aims to 'walk softly' on Mother Earth

Indigenous airline aims to 'walk softly' on Mother Earth

Iskwew Air, owned by a Metis woman, launched during the COVID-19 pandemic.
RCA and RITE Richmond once again join forces

RCA and RITE Richmond once again join forces

There are seven slates running candidates in the Richmond municipal election.
Steveston resident asks city hall to fly pride flags

Steveston resident asks city hall to fly pride flags

The current city policy on flying flags doesn't include anything to recognize the LGBTQ community.
One Richmond mayoralty candidate lives in Burnaby

One Richmond mayoralty candidate lives in Burnaby

Richmond News map shows where candidates live based on their postal codes.