We are asking YOU to take action.
PLEASE go ONLINE & give BC Housing YOUR OPINION of their latest VISION.
As a Society we were very disappointed with this document, lets stop market housing & commercial construction that is not directly related to Mental Health issues.
The type of development BC Housing is proposing would be the eventual death of the trees in our World Class Arboretum. This type of development has no place on these lands. Why can the government not be forward thinking & see that our needs as a society will only multiply over the years. Our need for mental health space & a space where these beautiful old trees in a parklike setting can become a place for all to enjoy the serenity.
Once it is gone it can NEVER be replaced. How would Vancouver feel if they started to build a complete Community in Stanley Park?
Elaine Golds of the BMN has undertaken a detailed analysis of the complete list of participant responses (as posted to the Renewing Riverview website).
Her analysis can be viewed by clicking here.
It is important that each of us express our opinion while critical decisions are still to be made. Once again, we need to send a message that the Riverview Lands should remain in public ownership and accessible, that they should continue to be dedicated to the needs of the mentally ill,
and that the Heritage Trees, Buildings, and Landscapes should be preserved.
Please see Appreciating the Heritage of Riverview Hospital,
an article published in Elaine Golds’ biweekly columnin the TriCity News on May 4, 2012
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