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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

Don't 'beat up' illegal ride-hail passengers: Richmond councillor

Don't 'beat up' illegal ride-hail passengers: Richmond councillor

A suggestion to target passengers who are using illegal ride-hailing services wasn't supported by the community safety committee.
Update: Another victim falls prey to fake taxi scheme in Richmond

Update: Another victim falls prey to fake taxi scheme in Richmond

RCMP are warning fraudsters are using debit cards of would-be good Samaritans in a fake taxi scam.
Illegal ride-hailing stings in Richmond nets $18,000 in fines

Illegal ride-hailing stings in Richmond nets $18,000 in fines

Drivers, not app developers, get fines for giving illegal rides.
Rainbow Market in Richmond to continue as convenience store despite 'closing' signs

Rainbow Market in Richmond to continue as convenience store despite 'closing' signs

A new owner has bought out a Tomsett-area convenience store.
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.
Trial postponed for couple charged in alleged Richmond racist incident

Trial postponed for couple charged in alleged Richmond racist incident

A couple being charged with mischief are representing themselves in court.
Spot prawn, seafood foodie event coming to Richmond

Spot prawn, seafood foodie event coming to Richmond

Tourism Richmond is asking restaurants to take part in its inaugural seafood-focused "dine about" event.
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'
Children left behind in current autism model: Finance minister

Children left behind in current autism model: Finance minister

Some parents and autism organizations have been expressing their opposition to a new hub model for treatment.