Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November-December 2011

I saw a message on Twitter that this fellow has been found. The RCMP page about him has been removed. (I wish that the RCMP would just update the pages, to reflect the changes; but they frequently just remove the page; leaving everyone wondering what the outcome was.?) Hopefully a good outcome.
Man from Riverview sought

Valleyview will close down at Riverview
I guess that the kitchen facilities there, continue to provide meals.

Update on placement of provincial public service workers impacted by Riverview Hospital closure.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Missing Patient

Another missing patient.
Police search for Riverview man
The RCMP page about the missing patient.

Still missing one  for many months now.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Request for proposals

BC Bid has a contract up for bids. They are looking for a contractor to research the historical aspects, reuse of the buildings,etc., Have a look here
Should be interesting what the eventual winner of the bid, comes up with for ideas.

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