Saturday, January 21, 2017

Riverview in local news

Some good news about the historical artifacts, no news about the actual hospital site.

Expert to take stock of Riverview artifacts in Coquitlam
One of the best collections of historical medical gear in western Canada will be catalogued this year for future display in Coquitlam.  [ed. note: hopefully the entire collection will be photographed digitally and shared online.  Makes one wonder what happened to all the materials that the B.C. Archives removed from the collection, never to be seen again......]

Letter: Mentally ill need Riverview in Coquitlam
The Editor, I recently listened to audio of the Minister of Health Terry Lake describing the change in focus of mental health treatment in B.C.

UPDATE:   [ ed. note: more recent dialogue from the local paper, and a reply to the above letter. ]
 Editorial: Opening Riverview for rehab
Acting quickly is important to reduce drug overdoses, but programs also have to be well staffed and properly resourced

Letter: Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam provided valuable help to patients, families
The Editor, Re. “Mentally ill need R’view” (Letters, The Tri-City News, Jan. 20).

Bring opioid treatment to Riverview Hospital: Coquitlam mayor
The urgency of the opioid addiction crisis requires an immediate solution, and Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart says there's one available at Riverview Hospital.

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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