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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

Fake gold, jewelry scams resurfacing in Richmond: RCMP

Fake gold, jewelry scams resurfacing in Richmond: RCMP

Fraudsters sometimes appeal to victims' emotions with stories about family hardship.
Richmond city centre celebrates 30 years of community

Richmond city centre celebrates 30 years of community

City Centre Community Association welcomes the public to the centre on Saturday at 11:30.
Richmond city workers support striking

Richmond city workers support striking

The union and employer are starting mediation in early May.
Steveston woman starts petition asking feds to let more Gazans into Canada

Steveston woman starts petition asking feds to let more Gazans into Canada

Israel and Gaza have been at war since Oct. 7.
Richmond political group being investigated by Elections BC

Richmond political group being investigated by Elections BC

'At this point no contraventions have been confirmed': Elections BC
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.
Richmond city-owned mini-lot sells for 10 times assessed value

Richmond city-owned mini-lot sells for 10 times assessed value

A lot consolidation in city centre passed first reading on Monday.
66-year-old man located: Richmond RCMP

66-year-old man located: Richmond RCMP

A missing man last seen in Vancouver has been located.
Richmond mayor cautions developer against asking for another extension

Richmond mayor cautions developer against asking for another extension

Landa Global Properties is building a hotel and condos on Elmbridge Way near the Olympic Oval.
Homeless population growing in Richmond as warming centres set to close

Homeless population growing in Richmond as warming centres set to close

Among the unhoused at Brighouse Park was a young woman who's seven months pregnant.
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