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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.
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.
More Kinder products recalled over fears of Salmonella

More Kinder products recalled over fears of Salmonella

CFIA announced just days before Easter that 23 Kinder chocolate products might have been contaminated by Salmonella.
Musqueam sign agreement with YVR-based company on training

Musqueam sign agreement with YVR-based company on training

ABCoast said an agreement with a First Nations band is part of the 'path to truth and reconciliation.'
Updated: B.C. tourism board member resigns after 'insensitive' comments at Richmond conference

Updated: B.C. tourism board member resigns after 'insensitive' comments at Richmond conference

The CEO of a resort in the Rockies apologized for comments that caused 'distress for several women'
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