Saturday, July 11, 2009

News for July 2009

Poll, (will not last long) should Riverview be used to house the homeless, Yes or No.
EDITORIAL: Lobby action needed on homelessness
Coquitlam council takes pass on temporary Riverview shelter option
No cash for homeless shelter


befree said...

We need to save riverview hospital, not just for the trees, but for the mentally ill. It needs to be de-institutionalized. Institutionalizing them hasn't worked. But aren't group homes just as bad (or worse?). Why not use the riverview grounds for a wellness centre, taking a holistic approach. They need to be treated with respect and to have someone to advocate for them. My daughter is presently a patient at riverview and I visit her everyday. It's so sad that the patients have nothing to do but sit around and smoke. And then they are discharged to the community and often end up on the street. I want to get involved in saving riverview and turning it into a wellness centre.

Anonymous said...

It was rather interesting for me to read this article. Thank author for it. I like such themes and anything connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.

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