Sunday, January 20, 2008

Riverview to be included Coquitlams Heritage Register

Regular Council Meeting Agenda - January 21, 2008
Report of General Manager Planning & Development
- Proposed Inclusion of Riverview in Coquitlam’s Community Heritage Register

Yeah, for all the hard work that Coquitlam council, staff and especially the volunteers put in years of time and effort into making this designation a reality.

Download the PDF document, that outlines why it should be included HERE.
Articles in the local Wednesday, January 23, 2008 newspapers. The NOW
And the, Tri-City News
The debates continue.....

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

FHA's shady investments

Some of you may wonder why, the proposed Fraser Health's Cypress Lodge is not already under construction on the Riverview site. This tri-cities news story may shed a little light on the subject.

Makes you wonder what they were thinking investing in what anybody with any sense at all knew has been a problem area for many years now. This was OUR money! Cypress Lodge, was supposed to break ground in October,2007

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