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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.

Recent Work by Maria

Richmond man remembered for loyalty, dark sense of humour

Richmond man remembered for loyalty, dark sense of humour

Tristan Coatta died from an accidental overdose after struggling with an eating disorder and substance use problems.
Richmond mayor's annual address available live for a cost

Richmond mayor's annual address available live for a cost

Brodie said having his annual address hosted by the chamber gives it broader reach.
Richmond by-election date still in the air

Richmond by-election date still in the air

Council voted 5-3 to spend up to $716,500 on a by-election.
COVID-19 numbers rise in Richmond

COVID-19 numbers rise in Richmond

There have been 1,960 cases of COVID-19 in Richmond since the start of the pandemic.
Update: Richmond looks to buy more sustainably

Update: Richmond looks to buy more sustainably

Coun. Michael Wolfe was the only councillor to vote against a policy to buy with 'circular economy criteria.'
Six Richmond sites proposed for murals

Six Richmond sites proposed for murals

Gateway Theatre would like to have a mural on its wall facing Gilbert Road.
Bullying can be subtle: Richmond students

Bullying can be subtle: Richmond students

Ferris elementary students made a couple hundred paper pink T-shirts and will show them at a "Zoombly."
Steveston youth ask community to paint windows pink

Steveston youth ask community to paint windows pink

Erase Bullying activities include decorating windows throughout the community.
Gaming money earmarked for Richmond capital upgrades

Gaming money earmarked for Richmond capital upgrades

The RCMP community safety building in Richmond will get a backup power upgrade to the tune of $890,000.
Mail-in, advanced voting add $150,000 to Richmond by-election costs

Mail-in, advanced voting add $150,000 to Richmond by-election costs

Richmond city council will consider on Tuesday afternoon how much it wants to spend on a by-election.