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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

3.4M square-foot development proposed for Richmond Night Market location

3.4M square-foot development proposed for Richmond Night Market location

Jingon International says it has a plan to keep the popular night market at its current site.
Richmond city workers support striking

Richmond city workers support striking

The union and employer are starting mediation in early May.
City of Richmond sues BC Hydro over claims of underpayment

City of Richmond sues BC Hydro over claims of underpayment

BC Hydro said it gave lower payments to Richmond because utility property tax rates rose significantly compared to other properties.
'Air-to-marine': YVR floats idea of cargo-laden barges

'Air-to-marine': YVR floats idea of cargo-laden barges

Province announced $800,000 for sustainability projects at airport
Richmond seafood company fined $40,000 for catching small crabs

Richmond seafood company fined $40,000 for catching small crabs

This is the second fine for Tenshi Seafood in three years.
$35.9M from feds to speed up Richmond housing builds

$35.9M from feds to speed up Richmond housing builds

Local MPs were at city hall on Monday to announce Housing Accelerator Fund money for city.
Union, Richmond city council disagree over hotel boycott

Union, Richmond city council disagree over hotel boycott

The official minutes say the city supports a boycott only at the Sheraton hotel.
Richmond council declares boycott of hotel behind picket lines

Richmond council declares boycott of hotel behind picket lines

Unite Here Local 40 asked city councillors to not allow any city events at three hotels currently behind picket lines.
Update: 20% of flights cancelled at YVR

Update: 20% of flights cancelled at YVR

YVR is telling travellers to check the status of their flights as snow is having an impact on operations.
Trucking company off the road after allegedly hitting Massey tunnel roof

Trucking company off the road after allegedly hitting Massey tunnel roof

Ministry said grounding vehicles sends a 'strong message' about crashes into infrastructure.
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