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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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Recent Work by Maria

Feds give $4.9M grant to Richmond technology company

Feds give $4.9M grant to Richmond technology company

Saltworks Technologies has developed new technology for making lithium batteries.
Capital investment transforms Richmond data analytics company

Capital investment transforms Richmond data analytics company

ZE Power has been renamed as ZEMA Global Data.
Richmond Hospital project cost doubles to $1.9B

Richmond Hospital project cost doubles to $1.9B

The Yurkovich Tower construction project is expected to begin in 2026.
Province considering filling George Massey Tunnel with sand

Province considering filling George Massey Tunnel with sand

Marine navigation, seismic concerns could be addressed with not removing old tunnel.
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.
Capstan developer fights back against $3.7M claim in BC Supreme Court

Capstan developer fights back against $3.7M claim in BC Supreme Court

Judge's reasons for judgment noted that work done was one-tenth of what subcontractors were claiming they were owed
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