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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

Ambulance union wants more community paramedics in cities like Richmond

Ambulance union wants more community paramedics in cities like Richmond

Community paramedics are in rural and remote B.C. communities, but not in urban settings
Updated: Feds invest $17 million in Steveston small craft harbour improvements

Updated: Feds invest $17 million in Steveston small craft harbour improvements

Twenty-six B.C. harbours are receiving federal funding
YVR air traffic increases as labour strife averted

YVR air traffic increases as labour strife averted

Fully vaccinated American travellers are now allowed into Canada.
Richmond Olympic bronze medalist welcomed home by friends, family, fans

Richmond Olympic bronze medalist welcomed home by friends, family, fans

Evan Dunfee's coach chalked up his success to his stubbornness and passion.
Traveller nets $8,625 in quarantine fines from Richmond RCMP

Traveller nets $8,625 in quarantine fines from Richmond RCMP

Violation tickets were given to people holding parties and not quarantining.
Ride-hailing declined 70 per cent during COVID-19 pandemic

Ride-hailing declined 70 per cent during COVID-19 pandemic

A lawsuit by nine taxi companies to challenge ride-hailing was unsuccessful
Global asset company set to buy River Rock Casino in Richmond

Global asset company set to buy River Rock Casino in Richmond

The sale of Great Canadian Gaming Corp. is anticipated to go through in the second quarter of 2021.