Saturday, February 10, 2018

February 2018

February 6
Letter: Blame BC Liberals for Riverview’s issues
The Editor, Re. “Restore Riverview for hospital, research” (Letters, The Tri-City News, Jan. 26
(sic. SEE: January 24 below  ).

January 25
Parking problem at Riverview in Coquitlam
BC Housing looking at ways to deal with parking, advisory group wants assurances solutions won't be a barrier to public access  [ed.note: have to laugh at this situation; I believe there is over 800 parking spaces on the site; but the movie industry tends to disregard the marked lines, and park erratically, with large spaces between the various pieces of equipment, the problem is their own making...]

January 24
Letter: Restore Riverview for hospital, research
The Editor, Which political and social tyranny deserves our attention? The plight of the mentally ill or the plight of our First Nations? How do we reconcile competing injustices?

Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Autism, Depression disorders share genes
 [ed. note: a connection has been established; long thought that there was something like this at work; time will tell if it triggered by some external effects; like bacteria, viruses, foods... we are our worst enemies...   Hopefully in the distant future the genes of the effected individuals, can be altered to stay on their proper replication path. ]

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