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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

Dead 7-foot-sturgeon found by Richmond beachcomber

Dead 7-foot-sturgeon found by Richmond beachcomber

Sturgeon can live up to 100 years and the fossil record shows they've changed very little over several million years.
No word to describe the loss of a child

No word to describe the loss of a child

Richmond News reporter Maria Rantanen grapples with the senseless loss of her son amid an opioid crisis that no government seems to have solutions for.
Picket lines up at Richmond cannabis distribution centre

Picket lines up at Richmond cannabis distribution centre

A union representing 33,000 government workers has launched job action after contract negotiations stalled.
More Kinder products recalled over fears of Salmonella

More Kinder products recalled over fears of Salmonella

CFIA announced just days before Easter that 23 Kinder chocolate products might have been contaminated by Salmonella.
Musqueam sign agreement with YVR-based company on training

Musqueam sign agreement with YVR-based company on training

ABCoast said an agreement with a First Nations band is part of the 'path to truth and reconciliation.'
Updated: B.C. tourism board member resigns after 'insensitive' comments at Richmond conference

Updated: B.C. tourism board member resigns after 'insensitive' comments at Richmond conference

The CEO of a resort in the Rockies apologized for comments that caused 'distress for several women'
Paramedics respond to record call volumes in 2021

Paramedics respond to record call volumes in 2021

Ambulances are often out of service because of staff shortages
New technology in the works for 9-1-1 system

New technology in the works for 9-1-1 system

An external review showed the 9-1-1 call-taker system to be "significantly understaffed."
YVR second busiest airport in Canada

YVR second busiest airport in Canada

Airline revenue was up, according to Statistics Canada, but still about half of pre-pandemic levels.
BCTF calls on province to implement more COVID-19 measures in schools

BCTF calls on province to implement more COVID-19 measures in schools

The union is recommending a number of actions, including setting up a rapid testing regime for students and staff