Saturday, April 22, 2017

Silly season is upon us

Keep Riverview public, NDP's Horgan says
Coquitlam press conference lays out party's plans for mental health and addiction services.

Port Coquitlam MLA Farnworth runs on record
Profile on NDP MLA Mike Farnworth

Letters: ‘Shocked’ at Riverview Hospital walk fees
The Editor, Re. “Riverview red tape for society volunteers” (The Tri-City News, April 14).

[  Editor note:   Still in shock over this "fee" being charged, an obvious exertion of authority by some faceless bureaucrat.
    The RHCS services have been immense to the property, and the mental health of the residents, and any fees, should have been waived, by some grandfathering clause.

 Where do WE get these damn faceless government talking heads from ? ]

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Typical bureaucracy at play

Red tape worries Riverview Hospital activists
Group hit with $50 per hour fees for hosting Riverview tree tours in Coquitlam
[ Typical bureaucratic B.S. ]

Letter: Riverview could be an asset to health of the community
The Editor, Re. “Maples replacement is announced again” (Tri-City News, March 31

Letter: A lesson from the 1990s

Found this You Tube user page RVH101

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