Friday, September 7, 2012

September 2012

The hospital was missing two patients, one was returned, now missing another; "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence"

A third patient goes missing from forensic hospital

A little history about the power plant:
[In 1924 the entire plant and all of the plumbing to the buildings cost $190,670 to build.
This plant replaced another that  was near West Lawn.]

>>>>  Riverview draft plan for Coquitlam lands nears  <<<<

RIVERVIEW STORIES: Farm cultivated Riverview
[A few errors in this story. The two buildings that still exist at Colony Farm, were built Before West Lawn.]

Riverview Heritage Plan, open-houses October 1st and 2nd

            Hospital heritage report released

                        Draft plan recommends maintenance plan for Riverview in Coquitlam.

Get comfortable and download the Riverview Values 2012 Questionnaire Results ( 1.8MB PDF )

Save our assets from the bureaucracy!

The forensic unit continues to have its issues:
   Counsellor allegedly stabbed with kitchen knife at Colony Farm psych unit

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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