Rich Coleman says province will finalize a plan in the spring
Mental-health plans for Riverview site
Coquitlam mayor optimistic over Riverview plans
UPDATE: (Dec 17 ) Known about this for months, finally an "official" press release.
First for B.C. recovery program helps addiction and mental illness
[ The "First for B.C.,..." statement is not true at all. ]
B.C.'s old Riverview Hospital to offer substance-abuse, mental-health programs
40 beds? Too few, says MLA Robinson
Riverview services welcomed by mayor
[ actually only 14 new beds, the other 26 are just being transferred. I heard one advocate from the Vancouver area stating that at the minimum 300 NEW beds are needed to deal with these multi-issue patients ]
Dec. 23: Man allegedly phoned in threat to kill VPD officer because he wanted mental health help
No charges laid in Sunday incident in crowded shopping area.
[ Sadly this cry for help in this fashion would frequently end badly, with some even more psychotic, paranoid police officer ending the patients misery. Hope the fellow gets his wish and is treated properly. ]