Sunday, May 19, 2013

Missing Cottonwood Lodge residents

The media appears slightly scattered on these two missing residents. Ronald Hansen, age 61 and Michael Louis Andrews, age 55 both missing from Cottonwood Lodge; why is it that nearly all of the AWOL patients are from Cottonwood Lodge? the two adjoining units, do not have this problem.

From the Tri-City News :  Coquitlam cops seek man who went missing from Riverview

And Coquitlam RCMP :  Missing Cottonwood Lodge Patient

Coquitlam RCMP list only one missing at this time.

More recent updates:  Police search for missing men from Cottonwood Lodge
And one of the resident's has been located:  Located Missing Cottonwood Lodge Client
This appears to be Ronald Hansen; still missing is Michael Louis Andrews

"Leave them alone and they will come home, wagging their tails behind them"

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