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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

1,500 pieces of luggage still looking for owners at YVR

1,500 pieces of luggage still looking for owners at YVR

The airport is asking passengers whose baggage is missing to contact their airline.
Update: 1,000 pieces of luggage still looking for owners at YVR

Update: 1,000 pieces of luggage still looking for owners at YVR

The airport is asking passengers whose baggage is missing to contact their airline.
International arrivals limited due to runway congestion at YVR

International arrivals limited due to runway congestion at YVR

Travellers are encouraged to check with their airlines before arriving at the airport.
Youth want homes, jobs, friends before treatment for substances

Youth want homes, jobs, friends before treatment for substances

A study of young people struggling with drugs and homelessness points out many services remind them of traumatic institutional experiences.
Richmond doctor banned for life from practicing medicine in B.C.

Richmond doctor banned for life from practicing medicine in B.C.

Dr. Gustavo Carvalho has been reprimanded many times by the College of Physicians and Surgeons dating back to 1993.
Dead 7-foot-sturgeon found by Richmond beachcomber

Dead 7-foot-sturgeon found by Richmond beachcomber

Sturgeon can live up to 100 years and the fossil record shows they've changed very little over several million years.
No word to describe the loss of a child

No word to describe the loss of a child

Richmond News reporter Maria Rantanen grapples with the senseless loss of her son amid an opioid crisis that no government seems to have solutions for.
Picket lines up at Richmond cannabis distribution centre

Picket lines up at Richmond cannabis distribution centre

A union representing 33,000 government workers has launched job action after contract negotiations stalled.
Richmond court: Crown seeks jail time for climate protester

Richmond court: Crown seeks jail time for climate protester

A West Vancouver woman charged with mischief said she felt 'complete despair' over the climate crisis.
Two more illegal ride-hailing drivers caught near YVR

Two more illegal ride-hailing drivers caught near YVR

Drivers are regularly caught offering illegal ride-hailing services, but catching the app makers is trickier.
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