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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

Breaking news: Bronze for Richmond's Evan Dunfee in 50-km Olympic racewalking

Breaking news: Bronze for Richmond's Evan Dunfee in 50-km Olympic racewalking

Dunfee was 51 seconds behind the gold medal winner.
Uptick in Richmond COVID-19 weekly cases

Uptick in Richmond COVID-19 weekly cases

Steveston continues to be the highest vaccinated area of Richmond, according to the BCCDC.
Updated: Richmond's Camryn Rogers places fifth in hammer throw at Olympics

Updated: Richmond's Camryn Rogers places fifth in hammer throw at Olympics

This is the first Olympics for McMath grad Camryn Rogers.
Former Richmond MLA back on radio waves

Former Richmond MLA back on radio waves

Jas Johal lost his seat to the NDP's Aman Singh in last fall's election.
Richmond school board chair named as federal NDP candidate

Richmond school board chair named as federal NDP candidate

Sandra Nixon, currently the chair of the Richmond Board of Education, will run in the next federal election, expected in the fall.
Richmond AAA baseball team vies for provincial title

Richmond AAA baseball team vies for provincial title

The U15 Chuckers will face the Penticton Tigers Friday evening in their first game of the provincials.
COVID-19 vaccines available without appointment on Wednesday

COVID-19 vaccines available without appointment on Wednesday

One-dose vaccination rates vary in Richmond from 87 per cent in Steveston to 79 per cent in Broadmoor.
Richmond’s Camryn Rogers places fifth at Tokyo Olympics

Richmond’s Camryn Rogers places fifth at Tokyo Olympics

The women's hammer throw gold went to Poland.
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.