Saturday, January 4, 2020

Missing Forensic patient

Coquitlam psych patient escapes hospital for second time in less than a year.



 Adam Yvan Gorges

Coquitlam RCMP:   File # 2020-314

UPDATE:    Found ! safe and sound...

Sunday, December 22, 2019

No more, Riverview lands advisory committee

Sadly the Riverview lands advisory committee, of the City of Coquitlam, will be no more.

From the Tri-City News:  The city will no longer have a Riverview lands advisory committee

One can only hope that the City can continue to keep a close eye on Riverview, the council appears to have very short memories, many changes to Riverview lands were made throughout the years, nearly all being done on the quiet, behind closed doors, and presented to the bewildered public at the last minute, when the concerned public could do little to steer the outcomes in the general publics favor.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Missing patient found

Missing for a short period of time  .
From the Colony Farm Forensic Psychiatric Hospital.
Sukhdev Singh Badyal was reported missing Saturday evening around 8:40p.m. and is wanted on a warrant of committal.
He is described as a 47-year-old South Asian man, with short dark brown hair and brown eyes. Badyal is about 5-foot-11 and weighs about 215 pounds. It’s not known what Badyal was wearing at the time he left the hospital.
 He was found the next day. No mention of how?




Saturday, June 8, 2019

Another go at becoming a National Historic site



Round 2 for Riverview on national heritage designation bid
The city of Coquitlam's Riverview Lands Advisory Committee will discuss the application on July 9.
 The usually meet from  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Council Committee Room, Coquitlam City Hall.
The public is welcome to attend, but are not allowed to contribute, unless asked. 

               BUT there is power in numbers; I encourage anybody interested to attend.
Cheers
 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Children return to Riverview

The hospital in the past looked after children, as in the Boys Industrial School of Coquitlam (BISCO) and also in later years as Woodlands far exceeded its capacity, children were taken care of.
So nothing new here, but good to see the grounds being used for care.

Kids with mental health issues now at Riverview
The Healing Spirit House is now populated with young, short-term patients at the historic site in Coquitlam

Save the Riverview Hospital lands

The Riverview Hospital lands, are under pressure to be developed into market housing. Help to save the lands as a healing sanctuary for the mentally ill of OUR Province.



Please join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society,( RHCS ) Facebook page. Twitter too!

Please sign the On-line petition or download a Word document petition ,which is a more official type of petition.
Blogs, about the hospital grounds
Mike Farnworth,MLA; Facebook forum " Protect the Riverview Lands"
And another Facebook group: Riverview Preservation Society
this group also has a petition to sign.

Click-able Map of the Riverview site

BISCO -- Brookside-Leeside-Roadside -- Centre Lawn -- Colony Farm
Crease Clinic -- East Lawn -- Essondale Hospital
Finnie's Garden -- Henry Esson Young -- Hillside unit
Home for the Aged-Valleyview -- North Lawn
Nurses homes -- Pennington Hall -- TreeFest -- West Lawn
John Davidson; "Botany John" blog. He was the first Provincial Botanist, who created British Columbia's first Botanical Garden at Riverview.
Other groups involved Riverview Horticultural Centre Society
Who also have a media NEWS Blog
You can also download a 42 page report titled, For the future of Riverview created by the Riverview Task Force.
Or Burke Mountain Naturalists, report: The Riverview Hospital Site, Respecting its Past,Realizing its Future
Coquitlam has designated the buildings and grounds, as a heritage site.
Download the Statement of Significance; SoS report PDF

Tour through the grounds


Paul Buikema, of Progress Landscaping, created this video.

Treefest 2011 slideshow


A slideshow of images from the Tree festival of 2011. Created in HD. Enjoy.

Riverview trees

Finnie's Garden -- slideshow

Finnie's Garden -- Pond restoration slideshow

TreeFest -- slideshow