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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 school in ALR found non-compliant

Richmond school in ALR found non-compliant

A Montessori school in the Agricultural Land Reserve is applying for a non-farm use permit.
Richmond COVID-19 numbers hover in teens

Richmond COVID-19 numbers hover in teens

One-dose vaccination coverage in Steveston is at 86 per cent for those 12 and older.
Richmond hunting violations fines increased to maximum of $50,000

Richmond hunting violations fines increased to maximum of $50,000

Some residents in Richmond's hunting areas want more input into safety issues.
Public feedback to be sought on Steveston community garden

Public feedback to be sought on Steveston community garden

A councillor who called a community garden a 'pigsty' apologizes.
Minoru construction papers withheld from Richmond News

Minoru construction papers withheld from Richmond News

The Richmond News has challenged the city's refusal to disclose documents related to the construction of the Minoru Centre for Active Living.
Richmond resident given second extension to clean up property

Richmond resident given second extension to clean up property

Sept. 20 is the new deadline to clean up a property in the South Arm area.
Campers are homes, too: Richmond nomad

Campers are homes, too: Richmond nomad

A camper van resident defends lifestyle, saying their vehicles have toilets, beds, kitchens.
Richmond councillor suggests gardens, solar panels on roof of new community centre

Richmond councillor suggests gardens, solar panels on roof of new community centre

The new Steveston community centre and library is expected to cost about $90 million.
Camper in Steveston park concerns Richmondite

Camper in Steveston park concerns Richmondite

The City of Richmond is putting up signage to remind people about parking regulations.
Cyclist hit in Richmond's city centre

Cyclist hit in Richmond's city centre

One person was taken by paramedics to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.