Friday, September 7, 2012

September 2012

The hospital was missing two patients, one was returned, now missing another; "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence"

A third patient goes missing from forensic hospital

A little history about the power plant:
[In 1924 the entire plant and all of the plumbing to the buildings cost $190,670 to build.
This plant replaced another that  was near West Lawn.]

>>>>  Riverview draft plan for Coquitlam lands nears  <<<<

RIVERVIEW STORIES: Farm cultivated Riverview
[A few errors in this story. The two buildings that still exist at Colony Farm, were built Before West Lawn.]

Riverview Heritage Plan, open-houses October 1st and 2nd

            Hospital heritage report released

                        Draft plan recommends maintenance plan for Riverview in Coquitlam.

Get comfortable and download the Riverview Values 2012 Questionnaire Results ( 1.8MB PDF )

Save our assets from the bureaucracy!

The forensic unit continues to have its issues:
   Counsellor allegedly stabbed with kitchen knife at Colony Farm psych unit

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