BC Housing will be distributing to over 16,000 Coquitlam households. [ A PDF of it HERE, a simple message, reproduced almost entirely below ] I am advised that BC Housing will also be running ads in a number of media publications starting next week including the Tri-Cities NOW, Tri-City News, Metro Vancouver, and 24 Hours. They will also have digital ads on the Vancouver Sun and Province websites.
Their website – www.renewingriverview.com [ Actually http://renewingriverview.com/ RENEWINGRIVERVIEW ] – goes live on Monday, Feb. 17th. After the Riverview site goes live, Corporate Communications will be promoting the open houses via the City website and social media channels.
Please Join Us at Our First Open House for the Riverview Lands Vision Process.
The Riverview Lands have over 100 years of significance in the province of British Columbia and the region. We would like to hear from you as we explore the possibilities for the future of the lands through a Vision Process.
Two Open Houses have been scheduled to serve as an introduction to BC Housing, the project team and the Vision Process. We look forward to your feedback.
Identical information will be available on both dates.
If you cannot attend the open house in person, we invite you to visit our website: www.renewingriverview.com [ renewingriverview ] and participate in the online Open House. The Open House material will be displayed on this website starting February 28, 2014 and you will have the opportunity to submit your feedback.
Not much electronic chatter about this open-house. Social media chimes in on Riverview
Have your say electronically, must sign up to comment at the B.C. Housing Corporations, facilitators web forum ( Placespeak.com )
Which is a website put up, by Fraser Health, and Vancouver Coastal Health looking for input, I say give it to them; but be kind. ☺
Lets all overload the servers involved, and send a collective message, to save Riverview, for whom it was intended all along, the health of the people of British Columbia, NOT the short term gain of some government accounting department.
In the newspapers:
And now for something on a happier note, trees and women, article from the Vancouver Sun.
Shelley Fralic: Surrey arborist sees the forest for the trees
Carolina Arango hopes to get more women interested in arboriculture
Time to speak on Riverview and Open houses on R'view future start soon [ outlining the first lead article in this post ]
February 21, 2014 Tri-City News click through to page a14
Market Housing will be part of talks on R'view
UPDATE for the above, the Tri-city news, has not put this article online, so I transcribed it, and put it HERE
Finally ! the paper uploade it: Market housing will be part of talks on R’view (exact article, sans one picture )
Demolition at Riverview raises concerns. [ Eminent Destruction of the Transport Garage, or as the Hospital Annual Report, named it, "Central Mechanical Depot" was built starting in March 1954, and added to throughout the years. Picture of the site for the history books, now. Hopefully not the start of a destructive frenzy. ]
A few pictures for posterity
A good possibility that a few of the previous residents of Riverview, went to this care home, which has been told that Fraser Health will not renew their contract with them.Apparently Fraser Health wants them to provide more specialized care, which needs more room, to provide. Hmm, Now where is a place that has lots of room and provided specialized care? The now gutted Valleyview 300, comes to mind instantly, North Lawn, also gutted and empty.
Family speaks out over Coquitlam care home closure
Coquitlam seniors care centre to close?
Continuing privatization of the health care system, with patients being used as pawns, in a nasty and cruel game, that will probably lead to the early demise of some patients.
CBC News Vancouver Nov 15, 2013
Pieces of the land could be sold off to build condominiums short video news item highlighting Coquitlam.
Missed this from last year, still pertinent though.