Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Renew or replace Riverview?

Last chance to comment on your views about the Riverview Hospital site.
    Commenting closes on February 12
You will need to register at the Placespeak site, then navigate to this posting:  A vision for renewing Riverview
Good luck with your quest to be heard; apparently the person who created the posting does nor know exactly where riverview is ! see picture below, somewhere up on top of Mary Hill

 And the Renewing Riverview website which appears to have been taken over by B.C. housing, and further crafted to their development at a loss to the public, apparent mandate.

And some more recent news from the papers:
LETTER: Riverview lands in Coquitlam can still heal
The Editor, In 1904, the provincial government purchased a thousand acres in rural Coquitlam for the future Riverview Hospital.

LETTER: Public property & mental health keys

LETTER: Refurbish Valleyview building
 [  I agree that this solidly built building should be repurposed, and NOT torn down.  ]

Development threatens Riverview

 LETTER: Majority has Spoken, province not listening (  top right  )

Kwikwetlem First Nation files Supreme Court challenge for traditional lands
 Parcel includes Riverview Hospital and Colony Farm Psychiatric Institute lands

[  Selling themselves far short here, since it is a well-known fact that the  Kwikwetlem peoples in the past utilized a very large portion of the Coquitlam watershed, and even had a summer camp at Coquitlam Lake.  Much like the last Provincial land sale where the Province handed over roughly 10% of the proceeds from the sales; 10% !!!  Why not 100% ? ]

Coquitlam council slams Riverview ‘sales job’ [ Where lone coun. Terry O’Neill defends the governments decisions to develop. Obviously a Lieberal Christie Clark, fan. ]

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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