Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rich Coleman has an epiphany

Some mental health services to return to Riverview hospital, minister says
Rich Coleman says province will finalize a plan in the spring
                                        Mental-health plans for Riverview site
                                                 Coquitlam mayor optimistic over Riverview plans

UPDATE: (Dec 17 )  Known about this for months, finally an "official" press release.
First for B.C. recovery program helps addiction and mental illness

[ The "First for B.C.,..." statement is not true at all. ]

B.C.'s old Riverview Hospital to offer substance-abuse, mental-health programs

 40 beds? Too few, says MLA Robinson

Riverview services welcomed by mayor

[ actually only 14 new beds, the other 26 are just being transferred.  I heard one advocate from the Vancouver area stating that at the minimum 300 NEW beds are needed to deal with these multi-issue patients ]

 Dec. 23:  Man allegedly phoned in threat to kill VPD officer because he wanted mental health help
No charges laid in Sunday incident in crowded shopping area.
[ Sadly this cry for help in this fashion would frequently end badly, with some even more psychotic, paranoid police officer ending the patients misery. Hope the fellow gets his wish and is treated properly.   ]

            Happy Holidays      
Coquitlam mayor optimistic over Riverview plans
Coquitlam mayor optimistic over Riverview plans

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