Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Coquitlam council's vision for RView

Coquitlam Council released their revised vision for Riverview, after the government asked them (forced them to ? ) .

Coquitlam City news release
  Which also points to the Coquitlam City Riverview page where more detailed reports are available to download

CBC Early edition also interviewed Coquitlam mayor, Richard Stewart jump to the 2:11 mark to listen.

Also Global News covered the press release by the City.
     Coquitlam council unveils plan for Riverview Hospital
         Riverview Land Report

Hopefully this report will form a portion of the ongoing Renewingriverview information gathering team's report to the government.

And the printed media has finally put up some articles about the report generated by the City of Coquitlam:

The Province:  Riverview Hospital site should be developed into a health care campus: report
The Vancover Sun:  Coquitlam proposes resurrection of Riverview Hospital
        Revamped facility should house mental health, addiction and acute care services, report says

The Tri-City News:   Coquitlam endorses Riverview as health centre, hospital site
The Tri-Cities Now:    A new hospital for Riverview grounds?

UPDATE:  article in the Vancouver Sun
Pete McMartin: Trying to hit the sweet spot between asylums and the street.
    New version of Riverview psychiatric hospital may be a way to heal old wounds.
[ A better description than most about why the social disaster caused by closing down the hospital, is now so visible in the public, especially in Vancouver's downtown Eastside ]

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