Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Will theTruth please stand up?

So myself and a few others have been getting this message :

[" Correction: There was an editing error on page 20 of the Riverview Vision Document. A quote from the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, mistakenly referred to a recommendation for “mid-to-high” market housing to help off-set the shortage of rental housing in the Tri-Cities…” .

The quote has been corrected in the online version,  and now reads: “developments should be “mixed-market” housing to help off-set the shortage of rental housing in the Tri-Cities…”
Print versions given out prior to January 9, 2016 will still include the error. To request a new print version, please contact    questions@renewingriverview.com   "]

But it appears that the correction is not correct; the report from the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is available to view  HERE (PDF) on the  RenewRiverview website.  Sadly the original document cannot be located on the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce website anymore :(

Where on page 13 near the bottom it clearly states:

... "Ultimately, if there is to be any housing development at Riverview, the resulting developments should be mixed-market to help offset the shortage of rental housing in the Tri-Cities and mid to high density projects to accommodate the expected growth in our region. "...

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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