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November 2007

Monday
Nov 26

"SAVE RIVERVIEW" Petition Presented in Legislature

Today, Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Diane Thorne presented the petition with 11,000 signatures of BC citizens who insist that the Riverview Lands be retained in the public trust for the care of the mentally ill. Several members of BMN and the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society travelled to Victoria to be present in the House. For a photo, click here. Signatures on the…

October 2007

Saturday
Oct 20

SAVE THE RIVERVIEW LANDS

The BC Government has announced plans to develop the Riverview Hospital Lands in Coquitlam, BC. Although details are not yet available, the Minister Responsible for Housing, Rich Coleman, has proposed 7000 or more units of market housing, a small social housing project and a few token beds for the mentally ill. Such a development could completely destroy Riverview’s mature tree…

February 2007

Tuesday
Feb 13

BMN Member Kiyoshi Takahashi Receives Award

At the annual Civic Appreciation Dinner on January 20, the City of Port Moody announced winners of their Environmental and Heritage Restoration Awards. It was wonderful to see Kiyoshi Takahashi receive the Environmental Award for his significant contributions towards creating purple martin habitat at Rocky Point Park, and for monitoring these nest boxes plus the osprey nest and generously providing…

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