Monday, March 10, 2008

Media for March

A report just released: Housing and Support for Adults With Severe Addictions and/or Mental Illnesses in British Columbia PDF in reviewing other articles from the authors, they appear to be highly critical of the downsizing of Riverview...
Other Ministry of Health publications available here

Nice letter to the Tri-City news; Premier needs lessons in history, philosophy

Somewhat related story, from Burnaby. Could Willingdon be sold for development
This property is also Provincially owned, by US.
Northwest transit route chosen by both Coquitlam ( couns. Asmundson, Stewart, MacDonell opposed ) and PoCo ( couns. Moore, Crowe opposed ) councils...Relieves a small amount of the pressure. Port Moody votes today,(Tuesday,March 11) they should fall in line.....Well they voted and it passed (couns. Mike Clay and Shannon Watkins opposed)

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