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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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Recent Work by Maria

Metro Vancouver governance under scrutiny at Richmond city council

Metro Vancouver governance under scrutiny at Richmond city council

Malcom Brodie, Chak Au and Bill McNulty sit on the regional government's board of directors.
Energy efficiency in new construction could slow down in Richmond

Energy efficiency in new construction could slow down in Richmond

The provincial timeline for 'step codes' is 2032, and some councillors think Richmond shouldn't speed ahead of this.
Feds give $4.9M grant to Richmond technology company

Feds give $4.9M grant to Richmond technology company

Saltworks Technologies has developed new technology for making lithium batteries.
Long-time Steveston pizza joint takes over Davood's

Long-time Steveston pizza joint takes over Davood's

It's a short move for John's Pan Pizza.
Capital investment transforms Richmond data analytics company

Capital investment transforms Richmond data analytics company

ZE Power has been renamed as ZEMA Global Data.
Illegal ride-hailing drivers in Richmond served $18K in fines

Illegal ride-hailing drivers in Richmond served $18K in fines

RCMP targeted drivers using unauthorized ride-hailing apps.
Update: Crash south of tunnel claims life of motorcyclist

Update: Crash south of tunnel claims life of motorcyclist

BC Highway Patrol is asking for witnesses with dash-cam footage or a vehicle description.
Video: Air Ambulance fleet replacement to cost $673M

Video: Air Ambulance fleet replacement to cost $673M

The new planes are able to fly to more remote areas as they are equipped to land on gravel.
Richmond Hospital project cost doubles to $1.9B

Richmond Hospital project cost doubles to $1.9B

The Yurkovich Tower construction project is expected to begin in 2026.
Steveston's Buck & Ear could be converted into hotel suites

Steveston's Buck & Ear could be converted into hotel suites

The building was constructed in 1895 and was historically called the Sockeye Hotel.
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