Friday, February 15, 2008

The Media for February 2008

Coquitlam NOW; Coleman denies new Riverview plans
Tri-City News; R'view dev't. fears fanned

Vancouver SUN, Letter; Reserve Riverview solely for two challenges
Article; A new breed of the mentally ill puts B.C. families near chaos

Letter to Editor, replying to these articles: Riverview is a perfect setting for mental health care

Face to Face: The Riverview Hospital grounds -- develop them or save them?
Preserve valuable piece of heritage
Good plans for Riverview lands
Letter to Editor; Riverview expansion jeopardizes fish life Feb 20, 2008
Expansion, not downsizing, of Riverview Hospital Feb 20, 2008 Iain Black MLA

Possibility that Riverview may get some hard-core cases
Mentally ill to get 100 'stabilization' beds on Lower Mainland
B.C. facility will treat those with mental illness and drug addictions
Mental-health advocate needed in Vancouver, says Deal

A long article from the Vancouver Courier;
Sanctuary of hope?

>>>>>> Translink route options have your say! <<<<<<
As part of the consultation process, Coquitlam has developed a newsletter outlining the route options, which will be available at all City facilities by Wednesday, February 20. As well, the newsletter content will be available online at the Coquitlam City website along with links to the TransLink site for additional background information.

Port Moody
Port Moody Feedback

Port Coquitlam residents will have an opportunity to express their reviews on route choices during a public input session March 10.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Rich Colemans visions for Riverview

Vancouver Sun articles: Riverview revamp grows in scope

Column: Riverview an unsettling trip down memory lane

Further research into the model hospital used....
Surrey County Pauper Lunatic Asylum; Springfield Asylum; Springfield (Mental) Hospital
Location Map
Springfield Hospital Background
Springfield Hospital Regeneration programme

Homer Simpson & R.Coleman would get along well at Springfield.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Proposed Evergreen line articles

The Now;
Lots of questions on routes:
Town hall to cover Evergreen route:

Tri-City News;
Council has many Evergreen queries:
Riders from R'View?:
Letters; Readers weigh in on Evergreen decision:

New Westminster; Record:
Woodlands Restoration costs go from $1.6 to $36 mil

And for the historians among us, Internet Archive has recently received early BC magazine editions,(1907-1911) downloadable as PDF's and other formats, the site can be a bit slow, I find it runs best late at night.

Page 822 of the November 1912 edition has an article about Coquitlam, and a picture of West Lawn:

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