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Please email the Webmaster with listings, suggestions and comments for this website. Please note that any listings in the Wanted, Help Wanted, Work Wanted, and Buy and Sell sections will automatically be deleted after two months. To renew a listing for another two months, call Pete at 250-968-4334 or Birgit at 250-968-6801 or send an email to the Webmaster. We are doing this to keep the site more up-to-date.

Rides Wanted or Offered


Help Wanted

Work Wanted

Buy and Sell (including free items)

For Rent (not real estate)

Local Real Estate (Buy/Sell/Rent)

Lost and Found - Missing dog

Looking For Long-Lost Friends

Comments and Suggestions

Notices to Dunster People

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Rides Wanted or Offered

I am looking for a ride from Kamloops to Dunster around the 4th to the 6th of August for a volunteer for the Robson Valley Music Festival. He's a really great guy who literally spends his whole life volunteering with the homeless and needy. He's going to be cooking for the festival start-up crew so needs to be here approximately a week before the festival. Because of the really terrible bus schedule, we are really hoping for a ride. Contact Arlene Macdonald at 1-250-968-4356 or Shara Gustafson at 1-250-968-4411 or send an email.

July 23, 2017

I am presently woofing/house-sitting in Dunster and am wondering if anyone is driving to Prince George this coming Thursday, July 27. I have to catch a plane to Vancouver around 5:30 p.m. If you have room for one more person, contact William Procter   by email or leave a message at 250-968-4358.

July 22, 2017

Anyone going to PG? And don't mind to pick up an item? Contact Irene Froese at 250-569-2561.

July 18, 2017

Looking for a ride to Chilliwack somewhere around August 12. Might be two of us. We pack light and help with fuel. Contact Irene Froese at 250-569-2561.

July 13, 2017

Large flat deck trailer, tandem axle with 5th wheel hitch or ball hitch to rent for a day or two AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Contact Seth Macdonald at 250-968-4411 or 250-569-7765.

June 28, 2017

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Looking for cheap/free used windows for an indoor wall. Also need a sliding patio door. Call/text Laura Keil at 250-566- 5135.

July 7, 2017

Travel trailer, approx. 12 ft. or truck camper 15 ft. or converted  short bus. Must be in v.g.condition and reasonably priced. Will also consider other camper MINOR projects or a small wood building approx. 6 ft. x 10 ft. that can be moved. Have cash. Contact Dave Ryckman at 250-968-4340, via FB or by email.

June 11, 2017

Beautiful neutered cream and grey tabby looking to keep your barn and surrounding area mouse free. We require that all animals that we place on behalf of the RVSNS are provided with heated shelter in winter, food, water, and vet care. To view this cat and others that are in need please visit our fb page Robson Valley Spay and Neuter Society or call 250-566-9706 or 250-566-3174.

June 2, 2017

Manufactured dog bed for a blue heeler sized dog. If you have an old one that is in halfway decent condition contact Chris D'Alessandro at 250-968-4505 or by email.

June 1, 2017

Female puppy to be an outside farm dog and/or  would consider a mature dog. Not looking for a small dog. Something bigger than a blue heeler. Mongrels are perfect! Our old girl is gone and her sister wants another. A sister because we want our wheels to stay dry for the next 15 years : ). Grandchildren and animals to play with and plenty of coyotes to chase! Contact Darrell Roth by calling or texting 250-569-7675.

June 1, 2017

The Dunster Station Museum is looking to expand our gift shop this year. We would like to sell local, unique, quality, hand-made goods on a commission basis (30%). Money made from commission by the gift shop will go back into the maintenance and running of the museum, with the ultimate goal being a museum that can pay for itself. We will be using the following criteria to determine which products will be sold at the museum: uniqueness, quality, price point, perceived market, size of the product, locally made. Products "fit" into the museum. Each product will be evaluated on its own merits (rather than each vendor).  If you would like to have your item(s) considered for our gift shop please provide as much information as you can to help us clearly answer the above points, as well as a sample of the product(s) that you would like considered. Samples will be returned. The selection committee will be meeting in the last week of May, so samples and information will need to be submitted by May 26. Samples can be dropped off at Donna Hampson's in Dunster or at the Valley Museum's current office (210 Main Street) in McBride. Please clearly mark your samples and information. Those individuals that made submissions will be contacted in the last week of May.

Hello Girls! I thought I would let you all know I am in Dunster and am looking into the local singles scene. I am a swinging guy hoping to mix my chromosomes with some of the locals... Whoops!!!!! Did I forget to say that I am a male Blue Heeler? My name is Dirk and I am standing at stud, I am active, agile, stocky front shoulders and very athletic as well and I have strong herding instincts. I would cross real good with Heelers, Border Collies, Keltys, Corgys or Australian Shepherds. I have a nice disposition. Give my dad a call and we'll work out something. Hope to see you then!  Contact Chris D'Allesandro at 250-968-4505 or by email.

April 15, 2017

Got some clean, used packing material to divert from the garbage? I can re-use it. Please drop off at the Dunster Store or call Keith Berg at 250-968-4463.

December 3, 2016

The Dunster Station Museum website is on its way (www.dunsterstationmuseum.ca).  I am looking for photographs of the station and surrounding area from the re-union weekend that you would be willing to allow us to put on the website. General pictures would be great, but I am also hoping for any photographs of the ribbon cutting, Leonard Fraser's demonstration with the kids, the awesome cars on display, etc. If you have some and would be willing to share them, please send them by email to Heather Howard.

Are you turfing your old electronics in exchange for new high tech toys? The Dunster Nerd Guild would like to remind folks to take the time to responsibly recycle your old tech. We are always willing to take any donations of "Technology Goodies" not being used, as many components still have purpose. We are very proud to announce the opening of our new site http://www.dunsternerdguild.com/. This site has great nerding info, including a forum, where users can post questions regarding anything nerding, recycling and more. So if you need help with your new tech (game console, HDTV, tablet ) this holiday season, we are here to help. This site boasts two local moderators who check the site often, and provide prompt, cross platform esponses, and of course, we offer all this Au Gratis! We also now have an encrypted storage email address, safety in encryption

December 23, 2015

Looking for relatives. I have photos of Christmas 2013 and 14, long-term care residents, McBride. Want to give to relatives of: Albert B., Doris, Nadine, Margaret Mc., Hilda M., Bernice F., blond lady in pink. Contact Dorothy Simpson at 250-569-3343.

December 15, 2015

I am the new Marketing Director for the Robson Valley Region. I would like to add to our list of home based and agricultural business in our region. Our goal is to promote our beautiful valley as a whole.  I am also searching for photos of life and work in the valley. Farming, home-based businesses. Pottery, candle making, sheep shearing, wool spinning, etc. Please send an email Chris Dolbec.

December 7, 2014

Do you have an old PC tower you are not using? Do you have a laptop sitting on the shelf not in use? I have an offer for you.  I am a member of the Dunster Nerd Guild and I have options for you. Older computers (although ancient) have the ability to have other operating systems run on them. Programs like Linux and Ubuntu make the old computers useable and are programed by individuals in the Robson Valley. Even slightly destoryed computers carry components useful to me and my team. Things like power supplies and motherboards and graphics cards are interchangable and can be repurposed. We are attempting to start up a mini computer shop, with tech support, as well as new (pre-owned) computers at discount prices. We are also looking into building Scrypt Mining rigs. Making us the only ones for a 400km radius building cryptocurrency machines. So I please ask, if your are going to throw it away, dont give it to China to recycle, please give it to the Nerd Guild in Dunster and we will see if we can keep it out of the landfill. Bring me your old computers and I will make you an offer ($), or you can donate them as well.
Contact Mark Cowan at 250-968-4420 or by email. Follow us on Twitter at @dunsterbitcoin.

March 8, 2014

The Dunster Community Forest is looking for photos of and information about the Tom's Cabin Trail, the Groeneveld Trail and the Shere Lake Recreation Site for our website-in-the-making. We ask that you send these to Ray Thiessen by email. Also, if you would like to request photo credits, please state that in your email. Thanks! Ray Thiessen, Dunster Community Forest Manager

August 8, 2013

Ongoing bottle drive: We have been having an ongoing bottle drive to raise funds for the Dunster Fine Arts School. Thanks to all the generous people who responded to our request for donations of bottles. If you have any bottles and cans that you would like to donate to the cause, you can donate in any of three ways:
1. Deliver the bottles and cans, etc. to the Bottle Depot on Main Street In McBride and state they are for Dunster Fine Arts School.
2. Drop them off at the front of the Dunster school at any time.
3. Call Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or send an email and they will be picked up.
e appreciate all the support we have received in the past and look forward to your continued support in 2013!

May 2, 2013

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Help Wanted

The raspberries are surprisingly early and full on already. I would like to offer them for picking at $10/gal or "one for me" and "one for you". Contact Arlene Macdonald at 1-250-968-4356 or send an email.

July 23, 2017

The McBride and District Public Library is looking to have some shelving and window benches built this summer. If you're interested in submitting quotes, please email your contact info to Naomi and we will email details.

July 22, 2017

The Valley Museum and Archives is posting for a summer student to work from July 20 to August 26 to do computer research, data entry, scanning, and photographing the archives. The job will be 30 hours/week and the hours are flexible. You will need reliable transportation to the museum. Please send your resume to Jill Howard by email  by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19.

July 18, 2017

Mount Robson Lodge is looking for  a housekeeper. 3-5 days/week, 6 hours/day average at Mount Robson Lodge run by the Cinnamon family.  Anyone interested can call us at 250-566-4821 and ask for Terry or Gloria.

July 16, 2017

Theatre auditions: Wishbone Theatre is holding auditions for its fall show, HUNTER OF PEACE (formerly called LUCKYVILLE). One female - able to play 35- 45 year old age range. One male - able to play 35-45 year old age range.
Rehearsals start in September with 6 shows running in Valemount, Dunster and McBride mid-October. Contact Wishbone Theatre by email or call Sharon at 250-968-4544.

July 7, 2017

Have a 13-acre straw field, an old hay field that can be used as straw but not good enough for feed. I would like someone to cut it and bale it in return for percentage of the straw. Mountainview Road. Contact Joe at 778-846-7532.

June 28, 2017

Dream Catcher Inn has two part-time job openings. Contact Doreen at 250-566-4226.

June 21, 2017

Attention all gardeners and wanna be gardeners: we are looking for volunteers to help with the hospital garden. We started on Monday, April 24 at 9:30 a.m. and will meet every Monday during the gardening season. Bring yourself and your favourite gardening tools to the garden gate behind the ambulance station. See you there! If you are interested contact Jackie Edwards at 250-569-7101.

April 26, 2017

Dunster Community Association summer farmer's market BBQ coordinator wanted. Johanna and Chris Layton are passing the torch for organizing the summer market BBQ's. Thank-you so much Johanna and Chris for all your efforts. Gerry and Jullian have volunteered to get us off to a good start by organizing the BBQ for our first market on the Saturday of May long weekend. Thank you Gerry and Jullian. So, we need a BBQ coordinator for the Saturday markets from July 8 till the end of the September. Contact Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453 if you would like to volunteer.

April 20, 2017

Hunt, fish, hike, prospect or relax in Robson Valley with free accommodation! Yep a little work or trade,  stay until it snows or just a week. The location on Highway 16 east (Dome Creek), central location to Fraser River access, ancient cedar forest, world-class hunting, and countless hiking trails. It is very rural, but has cell service, transportation would be preferable, but not required. The accommodation consists of  a basic RV, or bring you own. The cost is negotiable, ideally a work trade for general site clean up. References may be required. If this sounds good to you contact Gary Cowell by email.

October 1, 2015

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Work Wanted

Williams lake evacuee automotive mechanic staying in McBride and would like to work. Call Jay at 250-267-8487. We've used him for some plasma cutting and he's a very talented man.

July 16, 2017

In search of women and men in need of RELAXATION! I do complimentary at home spa treatments with my mobile spa company through Beauticontrol. This includes hand and foot treatments, skincare analysis with facial, deep cleansing masque treatments and my famous Ozone facials. Grab 2-3 of your besties and let me do the rest. Free hostess rewards. Tons of summer themes to choose from: Wine and Wrinkle Spa, Relaxation Spa, Pedicure Spa or Glam Makeup Spa. I am booking July dates. Contact Jen Quam by email or phone 250-569-7382. Check out my website: beautibyjq.com.

July 1, 2017

Farm/ranch/acreage labour available. Rate and trades negotiable. Some experience with livestock/crops/equipment and more in maintenance/construction. Looking to learn more. Local references and others available on request to serious inquiries. Contact Ben Hunter by email, phone at 778-258-0353, or via FB.

July 2, 2017

Housekeeper available, efficient and experienced. $20 an hour. Contact Pamela Moul at 250-968-4338.

March 22, 2017

D6D Cat for hire and also an 18-ton off-road 4-wheel drive crane for  work. Contact Jim Boos at 250-968 4321.

February 11, 2017

Plumber available for residential installations, repairs, maintenance and renovations. Also available for labour, odd jobs, yard work or chainsaw work. Contact Jesse Macdonald  at 250-569-7118.

February 9, 2017

"Phil the painter", operating as The Colour Garden in the McBride area, is available for your painting projects. Contact Phil anytime at 250-569-0205.

December 3, 2016

Qualified electrician available. Now taking booking for small, medium or large jobs. Household, commercial or industrial. Valemount, Blue River, Dunster or McBride. Reasonable rates. To book your job or appointment contact Richard Korejwo at 250-566-1212.

September 3, 2016

I will be available for baby-sitting on weekends. I can baby-sit day and night and can also help entertain the kids while you need to get work done around the house. I have experience baby-sitting more than one child at a time and I am very good with kids! I charge $10/hour for one child, $12/hour for two, and $15/hour for 3 or more. If you only need me to play with the kids while you are working around the house I charge $5/hour. Contact Jael Reimer at 250-968-4335 or by email for more details.

March 14, 2016

Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship has openings for training horses starting in October. Specializing in colt starting and “problem” horses. Also offering tune-ups, advanced training (English and Western), conditioning. 30 days (30 sessions) for $900. Minimum of 60 days for colts. Board not included in training fee ($250/month).
Lessons for all level of riders available as well. Fully insured and certified. Over thirty years of experience. For more information visit www.fallingstarranch.ca or contact Birgit Stutz, Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Certified Trainer, at 250-968-6801 or by email.

June 17, 2017

Labourer for hire, with pick up truck for odd jobs, including, fire wood, haul, buck, split and stack. Also am an experienced plumber for any plumbing service, renovations, or upgrades, required. Contact Jesse Macdonald at Robson Valley Plumbing at 250-569-7118.

October 20, 2015

I'm a professional painter with over 10 years experience who has recently moved to McBride. Whether it's painting or just odd jobs around the house, call Phil Boulianne at 250-569-0205 or cell 250-649-5241.

March 5, 2014

Bookkeeper with 25 years experience. I am very flexible with my time but I also pride myself on professionalism, confidentiality and creating appropriate paper trails for year-end and potential audits. Currently use the newest version of Sage (Simply Accounting). Areas covered include Accounts Payable; Accounts Receivable; Payroll; reconciling A/P, A/R, credit card, cash, bank accounts; Government remittances (employee deductions, GST, PST, WCB). Contact Donna Hampson at 250-968-4435 or by email.

September 2, 2013

Excavator for hire
If you have any excavator needs for pond construction, road construction or maintenance, landscaping, forestry work, etc., Linkbelt 3400C excavator for rent or hire in the Robson Valley. Rent by the day, week, month, or longer terms with or without operator. Call or email for prices and terms. Contact David Salayka at 250-968-4429 or by email.

May 9, 2013

River Road Mechanical is now booking for all automotive repairs.
Full service shop including:
*Tire Mounting and Computerized Balancing
*Brakes and Tune-ups
*Computerized Engine Diagnosis
*Electical Diagnosis
*Fluid Maintenance
All work done by a licenced mechanic and government certified vehicle inspector with over 12 years experience.
Please contact Rick Klokeid at 250-968-4300 to book your appointment. Located at 6820 River Road, Dunster

If you have any needs for logging or land clearing, large or small, give us a call.  We can offer creative small scale solutions for your land management. Hand falling, line skidding, manual processing, and hauling. Equipment available includes a line skidder, skidsteer, 6-axle self loader, and an excavator as required. We will endeavor to sell timber to local mills as a first priority if possible, otherwise to suitable regional mills.
- Land clearing for building sites, pasture, fields |
- Small scale logging (beetle killed or threatened pine, all other species)
- Partial cutting/selective or clear-cutting
- Clear, grub and construct access roads, trails, etc.
- Custom firewood on site
- Contract log hauling
- Custom sawmilling to be added in 2013
Call Dave Salayka or Linden Ladouceur if we can assist at 250-968-4429 or by email.
Local family operated employing Robson Valley youth

December 4, 2012

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Buy and Sell (including free itmes)

Used and home-made items only (no commercial items please)

Have a few things for sale.
1 double bed with head and foot board (solid wood) - $75
1- 10X7 area rug in blue flowered print - $30
1- Optima light weight upright vacuum (used) - $40
1- cafe size table and three chairs - $25 (all wood)
1- brand new never used lean mean grilling machine - $20
1- brand new never used Kenmore waffle maker - $25
1- blue flowered love seat - $25
1- GE electric skillet brand new never used - $25
Contact Lynn Schock. Text or leave a number and I'll get right back to you. 1-250-569-7413.

July 23, 2017

I am coming down with a load of honey hopefully at the end of next week, Thursday/ Friday, (July 27/28). A usual you can order ahead if you'd like a bigger quantity. 35 lb (15kg) = $115.00 (or $110.00 if you return the pail from last time, clean and in good condition. 7 kg = $60.00. 3 kg = $30.00. 1 kg = $12.00. We also have creamed honey and dandelion honey available. Let me know what you are all looking for. Text or call Heather Smith at 780-832-9300  or contact by email.

July 22, 2017

Anyone interested in a Williams Lake evacuee horse? She is 40 years old but a real doll. A PERFECT lawn mower, we've experienced. Doesn't push fences. Lovely personality, no issues except age. Froeses are willing to deal with her this fall.
We just have enough lawn mowers at present. Contact Irene Froese at 250-569- 2561.

July 18, 2017

Hen and rooster to give away. Contact Susan Gehrig at 250-566-1090.

July 11, 2017

We're looking for locally (bees kept in the Robson or Canoe valleys) produced honey. Preferably in large quantity, but small ones are ok as well.  We need to collect 40 kgs this year. Need 20 kgs of it by the June 17.  Contact the Three Ranges Brewery at 250-566-0024 or by email with how much you have and the price. We'll get back to you within 24 hours.

July 7, 2017

Looking for cheap/free used windows for an indoor wall. Also need a sliding patio door. Call/text Laura Keil at 250-566- 5135.

July 7, 2017

Looking for a good home! We have bound copies of the following magazines, which we've discarded and would love to find a good home for (by donation is always appreciated):
1. Creative Beading
2. Threads Magazine
3. Inspirations
Contact the McBride and District Public Library at 250-569-2411 for more info or stop by.

July 7, 2017

For sale: After major bathroom renovations we have available: sink, toilet, large mirror, small wall cabinet, plastic-base shower stall and shower head. All in good condition and fully functional; very suitable for a basement or cabin bathroom. $400 for the lot.
Contact Al Birnie at 250-569-4101 or by email.

July 7, 2017

Seeking about 150 square bales of good horse hay, and perhaps some assistance in loading it into our trailer. Prefer to buy in Dunster area. Contact Carol Ann Romanow by email or phone 250-968-4457.

July 1, 2017

JD 1209 hay mower/conditioner, 9 ft., good working condition and has good rolls. Has been lightly used and always well maintained. Is ready to work. Asking $2500.
2001 Subaru Forrester station wagon. Has extra set of tires on rims. Always UTD on oil changes. Odometer reading 358,665. Runs very well, but leaks a little oil. Asking $1200. Contact Maureen McCoy at 250-569-0010.

July 2, 2017

Locally raised on  peas, oats and barley, butchered at the Robson valley abattoir to your table. No antibiotics, pasture raised Berkshire crossed with black pig, a rich red colored meat with fine marbling, melt in your mouth tender. Chops, hams, bacon, ribs, roasts, leaf lard, steaks and more. Can be picked up in McBride by calling Tanisha at 778-258-0059.

June 28, 2017

We have some burgers and buns in our freezer since the Mother's Day Yard Sale last month and since the barbecue season is upon us we are offering a great deal on them. The burgers are the now-famous "Buy Local Burgers"  - local meat, local eggs, local garlic, etc. - and each is a true "Quarter Pounder". The buns were baked at AG Foods in McBride. We are charging pretty well our cost to make the burgers and buy the buns. The burgers are $1.60 each and the buns are $.40 each. so you can get a delicious locally make burger and bun for the small sum of $2.00. When we did this in previous years,  they went fast so get your order in soon as they are sure to sell out quickly. To place your order, contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or send an email and tell me how many you want. and be sure to leave a way for me to contact you (phone or email).

June 26, 2017

Looking to buy a 7' - 84" or so rotary tiller in working condition for a 60 HP tractor with 3-point hitch. 540 rpm PTO. Contact Dave Salayka at 250-968-4429 or by email.

June 21, 2017

Beautiful, colorful, fragrant peonies in bloom - for graduation or any festive events, in bouquets or arrangements. 
Contact Mike at 250-569-0155.

June 21, 2017

Old wringer washer to give away. It's not in running condition, but would be great for someone who wanted it for show or to even plant flowers in or something. Contact Charity Galt at 250-569-4232.

June 16, 2017

Free: old, upright piano. In good shape with great ivory. Just doesn't hold a tune! Great for parts, or conversational furniture piece. Contact Beryl Hagen at 250-569-3225.

June 16, 2017

Wanted: schoolbus bench seats in good condition. Contact Dave Ryckman at 250-968-4340 or via FB.

June 14, 2017

Fill for sale: I have quite a lot of fill to get out of my way. Mostly gravel but has a little clay and dirt in it. Some is quite fine gravelly sand and some is quite rocky.  It would make a pretty good driveway. Wouldn't get muddy! $20 per load plus trucking at $95/hour. Contact Darrell Roth by calling or texting 250-569-7675.

June 1, 2017

Hello Girls! I thought I would let you all know I am in Dunster and am looking into the local singles scene. I am a swinging guy hoping to mix my chromosomes with some of the locals... Whoops!!!!! Did I forget to say that I am a male Blue Heeler? My name is Dirk and I am standing at stud, I am active, agile, stocky front shoulders and very athletic as well and I have strong herding instincts. I would cross real good with Heelers, Border Collies, Keltys, Corgys or Australian Shepherds. I have a nice disposition. Give my dad a call and we'll work out something. Hope to see you then!  Contact Chris D'Allesandro at 250-968-4505 or by email.

April 15, 2017

For sale: Australian stock saddle with stand, package price $300. This saddle is very comfortable, clean and in good condition, a medium size seat, has thigh supports and leather-wrapped stirrups, comes with girth. The stand is wood and breaks down into pieces that store flat in its own canvas bag. It is being regretfully sold because both horse and rider are now retired due to illness and old age! Saddle can be viewed at our place on Abby Road, 1 km up Dore River Road west of McBride. Contact William Clark at 250-569-0109.

April 10, 2017

Over the years people have asked if I have prints of my paintings. I finally got off of my butt and got 18" x 24" prints made of 5 of my paintings (Robson, Cabbage, Garden, Sunflower, and Hosta #5). The colors are true and they look as good as the originals. I also got cards (complete with envelopes) made of the same five paintings. Both prints and cards are available at the WhistleStop Gallery located at the McBride train station.  If you would like to see what they look like go to my website:  http://www.davidmarchant.ca/Color_%26_Light/Blog/Entries/2017/1/9_Cards_%26_Prints.html .

March 2, 2107

To give away: Sharp fax machine. Given to me by a friend who moved away and it worked for her, but doesn't work with my old-fashioned answering machine setup. Contact Birgit at 250-968-6801 or by email.

December 14, 2016

I am selling copies of my popular clay animation movie Pam and Bob, which premiered at the Harvest Dinner. They will be $4.50 each, and I would be happy to sign your copy! Contact Amos Romanow at 250-968-4457 if interested.

November 15, 2016

For sale: "Bear in the Window", a charming book by local author Nadia Kovarik. $20. Aavailable at the McBride Library
or contact Nadia Kovarik at 250-569-8860.

February 10, 2016

Attention all crafters and home based cottage industries. The Robson Valley Region has marketing products to help you show case your products. If you are interested in receiving some RVR bags and product tags for free call or text Chris Dolbec, marketing co-ordinator, at 250-566-5012 or send an email. Check out our Facebook page!

November 5, 2015

Our first Dunster Cookbook printing (400) has sold out! I will be placing a reprint order (200) on Monday, August 10. We can make corrections of typos at this point. If you have discovered some, contact Marg Johnson so we can get them fixed at 250-968-4351 or by email. I can also reserve a cookbook for you if you missed the first round. Price will still be $20. Thanks to everyone for an amazing, wonderful -- words-can't-express -- reunion weekend!

August 7, 2015

Valley & Mountain Wear has for sale fleece (socks, hats, toques, mittens, scarves, etc.). hand cream, lip balm, unique post cards, handcrafted glass jewellery and more in McBride at the Whistle Stop Gallery and Indoor Market. Hand cream and lip balm at the Dunster General Store. In Valemount contact Jeannette Lorenz at 250-566 0169.

"Cooking for Lukas - A Cookbook for Beginners" by Jeannette Lorenz
$19.95 + shipping

"The Rescue of Belle and Sundance - A Miracle on Mount Renshaw" by Birgit Stutz with Lawrence Scanlan is available in both hardcover and paperback. Hardcovers are available at Odds 'N' Ends in McBride and at the Dunster Store. For signed copies contact Birgit Stutz at 250-968-6801 or by email.

To give away for free: unused Lexmark color print cartridge (17G0060) for Lexmark Color Jetprinters Z12, Z22, Z32 and Compaq Ink Jet Printers IJ600.
I have no use for it anymore as my Lexmark printer is long gone and the cartridge doesn't work in my new printer. If anybody can use it, they are welcome to have it, free of charge. Email or call Birgit at 250-968-6801.

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For Rent (not real estate)

Cross-country skis, boots and poles for rent
The Dunster school has sets of skis, boots and poles for rent. We also have many pairs of skates available too. We usually charge $5 per month for a set of skis, poles and boots and the skates are available for any donation that you would like to make (you may need to get the skates sharpened). Many parents are using this service instead of buying a new set each year for each child as they are growing so fast. If you need more information or would like to check out the rentals, contact Chantal Swets at the Dunster store at 250-968-4488 or Pete at Amyoony at 250-968-4334.

January 4, 2015

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Local Real Estate (Buy/Sell/Rent)

Beautiful 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath home on 4 acres of land for rent at the east end of Dunster. Partly furnished, hot tub, creek running through property. Very private but with easy access to Hwy 16. References required. $1200.00 a month. Contact Ken or Genny Redman by email or cell phone at 1-250-210-3087.

July 13, 2017

Older mobile home for rent in Dunster. Available August 1. Wood heat, addition, water not dependable in winter, shed available, garden spot available. Contact Chuck or Kelly McNaughton at 250-968-4400.

July 7, 2017

Looking to buy a house in or around McBride. $200'000 or less. No trailers or modular homes. Contact Isa Gasser at 403-952-8224.

July 1, 2017

Looking for a live-in caretaker/rental position before this fall. Local references and others available on request to serious inquiries. Contact Ben Hunter by email, phone at 778-258-0353, or via FB.

July 2, 2017

Home for rent - 3-minute drive to McBride. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, newly cemented heated floor in basement. Furnished- includes washer and dryer.  $750 plus utilities. References required. Contact Irene Froese at 250-569-2561.

June 21, 2017

For rent: 2-level/3-bedroom house, $795/month. Not including utilities. Electric/propane heating. Furnished. Washer/dryer, fridge, stove. In the country just a 10/15-minute walk from McBride. Contact Froeses at 250-569-2561.

May 1, 2017

For rent: house in Tete Jaune. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, laundry, multipurpose room. $950/month + utilities. Non-smoking. References required. Contact Peggy Hubley at 250 566 8443.

January 27, 2017

Looking for a place to rent in the Dunster/Tête Jaune area. I have two small well behaved Papillon dogs. I'm quiet, non-smoking and very hard working! Need a place for January 17. Contact Roxy Smid at 1-250-215-2649.

January 6, 2017

Looking for 2 bedroom apartment or house to rent monthly in McBride. Rent would be direct deposit. Leave a message at 250-569-2588 or 250-569-3362 after 6 p.m. for Gene Joseph.

November 15, 2016

Need a venue, central to the Robson Valley? The Dunster Community Hall is available to rent. Reasonable rates. Contact Bridget Uhl at 250-569-7694.

September 25, 2016

Clean, single male looking for a house to rent. No smoking, no parties, no drugs. Must allow 1 small fixed dog. Price range is $600-1200/month. Please call or text 1-780-288-0539.

September 14, 2016

We are moving back to McBride on June 19.  Looking to rent a house/property, ideally for a year (at least for the time being).  Anywhere in the McBride area would work, a bit of yard/space would be great.  If you or anyone you know has something available, contact Taylor Martin by email.

May 10, 2016

Mobile home for sale. Clean 14'x65' 1978 Fleetwood with 10'x20' addition, 10'x10' heavy duty shed, winter-proof waterworks, new certified wood-stove, new water heater, big bathroom with separate bath and shower, appliances (stove, fridge, washer, dryer), simple furnishings, 2 maybe 3 bedrooms, tons of natural light in quiet park in great neighbourhood close to town. Currently rented. Mbile needs new shingles or metal roof. $12,000 as is, but I am also a handy-man and stonemason with experience and tools willing to make any improvements you like for a sale. I think $17'000 would get you this home with a new metal roof with proper venting and eaves including materials and labour. Open for offers! Contact Adam Roth at 250-569-6809 or by email.

March 8, 2016

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Lost and Found, Stolen items

Missing horse
Please help if you can! My beautiful grey mare bolted last night (Sunday, June 18) up above Little Falls Pit Road (west side of Holmes River). She headed down the mountain. We have been searching but no sign of her. Horse people and friends and neighbors. We could us more manpower for our search. I would say she's trying to get home so please be on the lookout.  She's wearing a saddle and bridle. Contact Dawn Hickerty at 250-569-7268.

June 19, 2017

While hiking today we found a camera at the top of the Paradise Trail. It looks like a really good one. If you lost a camera up there please call and if you can identify and describe the camera, we will return it to you. Contact Mark Froese at 250-569-2561.

June 17, 2017

This morning there was a lovely black cat at my door. He is definitely not feral.  I think he's probably about 6-10 months old. Unneutered, but very happy and healthy looking. Definitely is used to being a pet and I don't want to think of someone missing him terribly. If you are missing a young male black cat, contact Arlene Macdonald at 250-968-4356 or by email.

March 23, 2017

Our 16-year-old cat Balu is missing from Old Tete Jaune Road. Last seen Thursday, August 18. He is a long-hair seal point Siamese and is very friendly. If anyone has any information please contact Wendy Cinnamon at 250-566-9706 or by email. Thanks, we really miss him :(.

August 23, 2016

Lost in McBride: pair of women's eyeglasses with purple metal frames. Left at Centennial Elementary School playground. Contact Carol Ann Romanow at 250-968-4457.

June 16, 2016

Last seen evening of Saturday, June 4 on Read Road near Lee Road, our beloved kitty Karma has not come home. She is a gorgeous cream Siamese-cross with a little pink nose and a brown-ringed tail. Karma has amazing blue eyes. We are so sad. Have you seen her? Can you ask everybody else please? Call Kestrel and Amos at 250-968-4457 if you know where Karma is.

June 7, 2016

Lost wallet, Dunster area. Tiny brown fabric wallet with zipper, just big enough for a couple of cards, lost Thursday, April 21, possibly in or near Dunster General Store, or near junction of Brown Road and Highway 16. If found, contact Jane Houlden at 250-968-4463.

April 26, 2016

Lost camera: Nikon Coolpix P80 digital camera, serial number 50109877, Lens type: Nikkor VR 4.7, 82.4 mm, f2.8 - f4.5. Card: 2 gigabytes. Last known location of camera: about 0.36 km up the South Allen Creek Forest Service Road, which is a spur road off the North Thompson Forest Service Road a little less than half a kilometre off Highway 5, between Blue River and Valemount while working on a research project to locate some historic sites in the area. Date/time of loss: August 5, 2015 around 1 p.m. Approximate co-ordinates in decimal degrees where thought to have been lost: N52.48619 W119.13182. Contact Art Carson at 250-566-4694 or by email.

August 19, 2015

Bells left at the Dunster Mother's Day yard sale. While shopping, someone had purchased some antique bells and set them down on Chuck McNaughton's table and forgot them. If this is you, contact Chuck or Kelly McNaughton at 250-968-4400 and we will try to connect to get you your bells.

May 19, 2015

Found a watch at the top of 5-mile. Contact Rene Nunweiler at 250-566-8200 to claim it.

January 15, 2015

I have recently lost my pink Blackberry phone around the Dunster Store or the recycling bins at the Dunster Community Hall. If you have found it or know someone who has, please contact Sasha Scott at 250-566-1378.

October 27, 2014

I have lost my little maltese/yorshire terrier cross again. She is cream coloured with messy hair, she is about 8 lbs. and comes to her name Cujo.  I have driven all around and walked her normal route to no avail.  If you see her please call Mellany Ford at work at 250-569-0135, ext. 4201 or cell phone at 250-569-7165 or home at 250-968-4342.

September 12, 2014

STOLEN! Black 4 panel fold-up tonneau cover, taken right off the back of our truck last week in the middle of the night.
It's a capit cover - the kind that can hold a quad on it. I paid big bucks for it and would like it returned. Reward for anyone that has a lead in helping us get it back. Please call the RCMP or Kirsten Hathaway and Matthew Brock at 250-566-5468.

August 4, 2014

Found in ditch of Highway 16, east of Purden ski hill road, a duffle bag filled with clothes. Had been before last rain. Left at Purden Resort restaurant. Contact Debbie Alexander.

July 23, 2014

Lost on Canada Day, white Samsung phone in pink case. Possibly at the park or on the highway towards Mountainview Trailer Park. If found please call June at 250-569-2545.

July 4, 2014
Anyone see or inherited a 1 1/2-year-old black cat,  male, neutered, he has a little scar on his nose,  his name is Avvie? He is sure missed. Contact Lynn Schock by email.

April 29, 2014

Some time ago someone advertised with you that they had found an i-phone around Clearwater. My daughter, Selena Gunster, was here on the weekend and said that she had lost hers while sledding in the mountains around there.  I believe it was someone from Crescent Spur that had the ad saying they had found one. Perhaps they still have the unit. If you are the person who found the phone, could you please give Selena a call at 250-674-1436 and we can arrange to have it picked up. Thank you. Dawna Hickerty.

April 28, 2014

Missing cat in McBride: Avvie, our pure black, fixed, male, one-year old cat has gone on a walkabout. He is very friendly, his name is Avvie. We live in the subdivision in McBride. If you see him please call Lyn Schock at 250-569-7413.

January 28, 2014

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Comments and Suggestions

If you have any suggestions or comments with regard to this website, please email us. We appreciate feedback.

May 30, 2016

"Dunster Community Association would like to express our gratitude for the donation of a brand new Bar-B-Q plus funding for our food concession supplies for this summer season (which will run every Saturday from July 2 to end of September, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m). Thank you so much to Vince and Troy Lorenz and to Fraser River Partners for their generosity. Much appreciated. P.S. This entitles Vince and Troy to free burgers any time they come to our market."

July 10, 2015

"Credit where credit is due: to the Howards for having the audacity to believe that the old Dunster Station could be refurbished and restored to its old original state and more to the point; taking on the job and seeing it through to completion. An enormous
job of organising funding and enthusiasm in the rest of us to get it done by the 100th anniversary date. Thanks so much to Jill and Roy, Heather and Joel for putting it together for future Dunsterites to enjoy."

Richard Chambers

September 7, 2014

"Music Festival Concession: We would like to thank all the generous folks who helped us at the concession one again at the Robson Valley Music Festival. This is one of our largest fund-raisers of the year and once again we did really well and can put another large payment on the mortgage. We are now over 2/3 paid off on the mortgage and way ahead on our payments thanks to all the hard work of the volunteers. We would also like to thank Dunster General Store, AG Foods in McBride, N50 Coffee in McBride and a special thank you to Richard and Elizabeth Chambers for the use of all your freezer space. Thanks to all who helped with the burger bees making over 800 burgers and to all the crew who did the set-up and take down of the tents and equipment and to all who took on a shift or more at the actual Festival behind the counter. Thanks also to all who gave us your whole-hearted support by eating more than your share of burgers over the weekend. A special thanks goes out to the Robson Valley Music Festival Society for their generosity in giving us the space for our booth and also giving a special rate for our volunteers. Your ongoing generosity is so appreciated."

Dunster Fine Arts School

July 14, 2014

"A huge thank-you to all who came out and cleaned the Dunster school and grounds. So sorry we were out of town and unable to pitch in this time. We, the parent-run playgroup are especially tickled at the wonderful job the community did on cleaning and organizing the playroom and childrens' clothing exchange - wow! Once again - what an amazing community we live in!"

Carol-Ann Romanow

April 13, 2014

"We would like to thank all who came out for our final "Schoolhouse Concert" of the season Saturday, April 12. We had a full house for our final concert of the season and having a concert with local talent was such a treat. A special thanks to Seth and Shara, who not only gave us a fantastic variety of their music and entertainment but who also have been organizing these concerts for the past three years.They are such an example of "community building through music". We also would like to thank the mother/daughter duo of Sarah and Elise Bressette, who also showed us that we have such amazing talent right in our own back yard! The capacity crowd seemed well pleased with all the entertainment for sure.
These Schoolhouse Concerts have gone a long way to helping to pay down our mortgage on the school building. We give a heartfelt thanks for all the people from all over the Robson Valley who supported this cause by coming out for the concerts and also to all the volunteers who baked for the concession and helped out by volunteering to help with the set-up and clean-up and working in the concession to feed the audience and to raise a bit more money for the society funds. We hope to see you for more of the same in the fall."

Dunster Fine Arts School Society

March 10, 2014

"The Community Learning Task Group and the Open Gate Gardeners would like to thank the whole valley for the amazing participation and support for our first Seedy Saturday at the Dunster School. We expected around forty and over one hundred people attended.
Thank you to the presenters - Sheilagh and Glen Foster, Dorothy Simpson and Gary and Wendy Lowe. We have much to learn from your expertise.
Thank you to the gardeners who sat on the panel. Your collective knowledge was astounding!
Thank you to Glow Lemon for driving from Princeton to share her seeds and her passion for gardening. And to the child care people - you turned the orderly playroom into chaos and back into order, making parents and children very happy. Thank you!
And to the Open Gate Gardeners and the Task Group - your willingness, co-operation, skills, enthusiasm, humour and dedication are second to none. I love working with you!
See you in the garden soon."

Nancy Taylor, RV Seedy Saturday organizer

August 26, 2013

"We would like to thank all the wonderful people who worked so hard on our latest project of running the "Buy Local Burger" concession at the Robson Valley Music Festival. It was a huge success and we broke all our fundraising records for sure. We had so many people putting in a four hour shift or two or more over the weekend. Some from McBride and even from as far away as Kaslo put so much energy into cooking burgers, serving the public and cleaning up with good humour and so much happiness that the whole operation ran like clockwork!  The support from the community in setting up and taking down the tents and moving the tables and other equipment was such a help and much appreciated. Being able to raise six months mortgage payments in three days was a real success story for sure!  The weather cooperated until the last act, the music was fantastic as usual the support from all who visited our concession was beyond our expectations.  The extra funds from the donation tin and the 50/50 draw were a real bonus and will help eat away at that mortgage faster than ever! Our sincere thanks go out to Seth, Shara and all the Robson Valley Music Society members who encouraged our fund-raising venture at the festival by the generous rates for our helpers and also for arranging the School House Concerts during the winter as a fund-raiser for Dunster Fine Arts School. The feeling of community is alive and well!"

Dunster Fine Arts School Society

May 9, 2013

"Cathy and Chantal would like to extend their BIGGEST AND BEST, HATS OFF, ARMS EXTENDED, LOVE THE PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY... THANK-YOU to the  "friends of the Dunster Store" for the gift of the new paint job. So many of you were so generous with your time and energy. I hate to list everyone in case I missed someone. If you haven't seen it yet, go look, it looks great (and will only look better as the finishing touches are added). Time and again we are reminded what an amazing community we live in and here is another example. thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!!!"

Cathy Greenhough and Chantal Swets

August 212, 2012

"An enormous thank you to all the wonderful people who volunteered to help out in the concession over the weekend at the Robson Valley Music Festival. You all worked so hard in spite of the heat and we sold over 500 "buy-local burgers" as well as cold drinks and coffee over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As the bills are not all in yet, we are not sure of the final amount but will let you all know as soon as possible. We are sure it will be a great boost for paying off this year mortgage payments and will put us even further ahead of schedule than we are now! The community spirit lives on in Dunster!"

Dunster Fine Arts School Society

December 19, 2011

"Thank you to all who participated in the Dunster Community Christmas Concert. To all the children who worked so hard learning their lines and learning their musical numbers so they would be able to give  their "Christmas Gift" to the Robson Valley Community. To Pete Amyoony, Sharon Stearns and Kim McNaughton, we could not have done it without your timely and focused attention to our child performers. To all our local musicians, thank you for sharing your talents. We are blessed to have such a rich culture in our tiny community. And to Jim Pinch and Ken Nicholas we are grateful for your generous donation of transportation so the McBride and Valemount seniors can attend the dress rehearsal and luncheon. Bigs thanks to Stefi McLean and Chantal Swets who spearheaded the delicious luncheon and to all the volunteer cooks and bakers who prepared the superb food.  There were many others behind the scenes, decorating and setting up the stage, ploughing snow and chipping ice, thank you one and all!  Somehow Santa Claus shows up every year, regardless of the number of children. Thank you Santa for keeping the magic alive in Dunster! Our audience was spectacular!  The laughter, applause, carol singing and the dancing children made the evening performance a night to remember. Thank you to our Valley community for continuing to support a meaningful, almost century-old, tradition. "

Dunster Fine Arts School Society

October 10, 2011

"I wanted to express my appreciation for all of the energy, time, thought, and resources that went into making Dunster's First Community Forest Conference a major success! I enjoyed the conference immensely and was so proud that such an event was held in our valley.  It was progressive and proactive for the Dunster Community Forest to create and host such an event.  Everyone I spoke with about the conference was equally enthused. The organization of the conference, including the locally grown food, musical intro, and old-timer stories, made for a welcome variation on typical conference structure.  I think these additions also contributed to the casual nature of the conference which allowed great sharing of information and productive discussions.
Thanks again Dunster Community Forest Society. I'm looking forward to next year's event."

Jared Smith

October 10, 2011

"Thanks to all the people who showed up for the Annual Celebrate The Harvest Potluck Supper on October 2. We had well over 100 people there and everyone went home with a door prize, a full belly and a great feeling of community!  All who stayed for the movie "Dirt" said they enjoyed it and some said they would like to see it again or to show it to other members of the community. We have purchased the DVD for community use and if you would like to take it home to view it , just call Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or send an email to arrange to pick it up. It is free and available to anyone who would like to see it."

A brief description of the movie:

"DIRT! The Movie" is an astonishing, humorous and substantial look at the glorious and unappreciated ground beneath our feet. Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt cleans our water. Dirt heals us and makes us beautiful. Dirt regulates the earth's climate. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, DIRT! The Movie tells the story of humans trying to reconnect to dirt- the living skin of the earth. Travelling from the vineyards of California to the plains of Kenya, DIRT! reveals how repairing our relationship with dirt can create new possibilities for all life on earth.

Three Valleys Community Development Cooperative

December 18, 2010

"On behalf of all the other members committee and all the wonderful children and "Alumni" of Dunster Fine Arts School who took part in this year's Christmas Concert, a great big warm THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!   for all the help preparing the stage, costumes, the decorations, tree, the music, the wonderful lunch for the seniors, and the clean-up crew for helping to make this one of the most fun and amazing concerts in recent memory! Once again, when the chips are down and the call goes out for help, the parents and the community live up to the reputation of a true community that really knows how to pull together to make things happen! From the smallest child to the grandma who has attended 62 Dunster school concerts, the concert was a success because of you!! Merry Christmas to each and every one of you and may the New Year bring you all peace, happiness and a continuation of the wonders of living in our wonderful Robson Valley!"

From Pete Amyoony, Chair - Dunster Fine Arts School Christmas Concert Committee

December 18, 2010

"Just wanted to mention how blessed we were to have our kids included in the Dunster play this Christmas.  We are learning a lot of amazing lessons from the Dunster folks about inclusiveness and community.  It is an amazing thing when everyone contributes, but no one cares who gets the credit."

The Cardinals

October 3, 2010

"A big "Thank-You" to all who worked so hard getting the hall decorated and doing all the preparation work for the Harvest Pot Luck Supper and Family Dance last evening and for those who stayed to help with the clean-up afterwards. It was an evening of visiting with our neighbours, feasting on local foods, taking home wonderful door-prizes and dancing until we dropped afterwards. Over 100 people showed up for the dinner and dance and we took in $105 in donations for the Dunster Community Association and $75 for the Dunster Fine Arts School. Another example of the community spirit in our Valley!"

Pete Amyoony

March 23, 2010

"The website is such a great idea."

Lorrie Bressette

March 18, 2010

"I listened to a BBC Somerset radio broadcast last night and enjoyed it,  now having looked at you website. Dunster here in the UK is only a few miles for us in Ashill and we visit often . Not much alike but both have an air about them an air of peace and I would guess both are about rural living though Dunster Somerset also has a big holiday component to it's income.
Any way the point of this is that at last Google Earth has put the UK on Street View so for the first time it is possible to view Dunster Somerset from at least a drivers point of view. Nice to know about you all."

Ian Cattemull, Somerset, England

Radio Bristol

" I just wanted to say how much I enjoy hearing Peter on Trevor Fry's radio programme.  He sounds so very contented despite all the snow you get!  Dunster must be wonderful in summer as I understand it is quite temperate on the west side of Canada. Best wishes."

Beverly Treml, Portbury (near Bristol), UK

"Hi there! I think your site is so cool. I went to that school for grade 2 - 4. I was friends with David this Hills son. I just thought I would say hi. I will make a donation to your site. I have some questions for you cause I am planning a trip up there hiking. Do you have any maps of the old logging roads to Tete-jeane-cashe? Look forward to hearing from you. Cheers!"

Nicholas Patterson

February 3 , 2009

"Dunster road where it comes off the highway and decends to the river, borders the Chambers farm which was my grandfather's farm originally (until 1960 when it passed to the Neilsons) . The stretch of road was known for decades as Blackwood Hill. It never had a road name until the 70's. In the old days, roads and automobiles being what they were, folks had lots of trouble making the hill in the spring ( mud ) and in the winter ( snow ). My grandfather would come out with his tractor or team of horses and help them out which is likely how it got the name. If we can dig out a picture of the road, now or then, would you post it on the list? Thanks."

Mike Kennedy, Kamloops, B.C.

February 3 , 2009

"I am really impressed with the Dunster site. Nice to see a small community showcased so nicely. My mother, Beatrice Blackwood, grew up at Dunster and we come back to visit often. Thanks for your website and please let us know if there is anything we can do for you."

Mike Kennedy, Kamloops, B.C.

December 17, 2008

"The generous people of Dunster showed up at the Saturday morning pot luck (Dec. 13) and $354.20 plus some non-perishable items were donated to the Food Bank.  Thank you to the people who attended and contributed for sales and raffle for your generosity. "

Kathy Peterson , Dunster, B.C.

April 19, 2008

"Congratulations on the site, webmasters!  It's great!  Really helpful to have the links to the weather and road conditions.  Also the bulletin board will be very useful.  I got very homesick looking at the photos. Am looking forward to the time when I can spend more time than a few weeks in the summer in Dunster again, soaking up the beauty and peace of the place, and reconnecting with my friends.  (By the way,  I especially loved the comment from England about Pete's "next conversion".... )."

Cherry Lynn  Brown, Victoria, B.C.   

April 8, 2008

"I have looked at your site and it is very interesting. I drive a lorry and drag from Truro to Bristol and I like Trevor's programme, that is were I heard about your site and have listened to your good self. Unfortunately I do not know of Dunster in the west country as Falmouth is about 200 miles from Bristol. I will be keeping in touch with your web site. I look forward to your next conversion with Trevor. Kind regards."

Ian Hewson, Falmouth, Cornwall, England

April 5 , 2008

"Love the website, great job, thanks for it too."

Deb Cochrane, Dunster, B.C.

March 19, 2008

"Hello to all you folks in Dunster. Just heard about you guys and Dunster on radio Wiltshire here in England, sorry missed the chaps name talking on the radio at your end. Logged on to your web site which I must say for a small community is very impressive.  Must say the place sounds and looks fantastic so much space, heaven, fully understand what the chap meant when he said he was blessed with beautiful views, I live at the foot of Roundway Hill here in Bromham, Wiltshire and feel the same way. With a great aunt in Grande Prairie you never know I may one day have the opportunity to drop in and see the place. Best wishes to you all."

Jim and Geraldine Dibben, Netherstreet, Bromham, Wiltshire, England
PS We have a web site in the village here at www.bromham.org.uk you may wish to visit.

March 19, 2008

"I would like to congratulate you on a wonderful and informative website which I heard of while listening to Trevor Fry on Radio Bristol.  I have heard the various descriptions of the landscape over the years from Trevor's programme and having now seen the pictures on the website; it has made me want to visit your area of Canada even more so. Many thanks."

Chris Gummer, Bristol, UK

February 18, 2008

"I have visited your new site and just wanted to say: Looks fantastic! You have put a lot of thought into it. Kudos to you!"

Margaret A. Graine STI PFP
Regional Economic Development Officer
Village of McBride, B.C.

February 12, 2008

"Cool website!"

Bob Thompson, Dunster, B.C.

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Notices to Dunster residents

From Dunster Community Association:
All residents of Dunster who use the garbage bins, recycling bins and the swap shed are asked to please try to keep the area clean and to follow the guidelines set out by the Regional District and the Community Association:
1. Only bagged, household garbage should be put in the four regular dumpsters. They are not to be used for construction waste, farm waste or commercial waste. Please take all these materials to either McBride or Valemount Transfer Stations. All clean cardboard and paper waste should be placed in the recycling bin just across the yard and not in the garbage dumpsters.
2.  Flatten cardboard boxes before putting them in the recycling bin. Put rinsed out plastic household containers and rinsed out tin cans in the recycling bin.
3. Please do not leave furniture, refrigerators and other appliances outside the bins or swap shed. These should be taken directly to McBride or Valemount Transfer Stations. Please do not expect your neighbours to pick up after you and take them to the Transfer Stations.
4. Please do not leave computers, TVs, and other electronic equipment in the swap shed or around the dumpsters. They should be taken directly to the Valemount Recycling Depot to be recycled.
5. The swap shed is a no smoking area as the smoke lingers in there and makes all the contents stink.
6. If you go into the swap shed to browse, please leave it a bit cleaner and tidier when you leave than when you entered. Pick up a few hangers, take items out of bags and boxes and pile them neatly on the shelves, put toys that your children played with back on the shelves and take any broken items to the dumpsters.  It is a community asset and it is up to all residents who use it to keep it clean and tidy.
7. If you see bits of garbage on the ground around the swap shed, dumpsters and recycling bins, please pick them up and put them in the bins where they belong.
Thanks to all who help keep our community area neat and tidy!

From Mindy Sears:
FOR SHAME: Shame on the human that scattered a litter of kittens from Dunster to Holliday (Baker) Creek. One was hit and killed on the highway, one managed to make it to someone's house, and one was tragically killed by a dog thinking it was a wild animal. Who knows how many there were, but I doubt it was a litter of 3. I hope karma catches up to you and anyone that helped in indirectly murdering these beautiful kittens. I didn't recently see an ad for free kittens but I have seen an ad for assistance with spay and neutering if you can't afford it. These kittens never asked to be born and definitely never asked to have such a tragic ending. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!

July 24, 2015

Dunster Store official hours:
Monday to Saturday  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Stat. holidays 1-5 p.m.
Another noteworthy change is that mail pick-up will be coming a bit earlier on mail days, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
We will do our best to send all mail off in a timely matter but we cannot guarantee  last minute drop-offs will make the early morning pickups, especially complicated parcels. Best to come in the evening before if you possibly can.

October 13, 2014

Anyone needing help getting an animal spayed or neutered? Aware of a stray cat in need of assistance? Robson Valley Spay and Neuter Society  is here to help you and your pets. We have funds to help offset the cost of spaying and neutering your pets. Partial and /or all costs can be covered. If you or someone you know can benefit from this call Chris Dolbec at 250-566-3174 or Wendy Cinnamon at 250-566-9706 for info and to book your appt today. We can also help re-home cats and dogs . Please, help your pets live a long and healthier life. Having your animals"fixed" promotes a healthier life for your pet and stops the suffering of many unwanted kittens and puppies.

Dunster Fine Arts School ongoing bottle drive: Thanks to all the local people who have been dropping off their bottles and cans for recycling in the green bins at the front of the school. We have taken in two truckloads in the past month and it certainly is a big help with our fund-raising. You can also take your bottles directly to the McBride Return-it Depot on Thursday, Friday or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and just tell them it is for Dunster Fine Arts School. They have a jar set aside for any donations for our school. We appreciate your generosity and donations of bottles and cans.

September 7, 2014

If anyone knows of stray/feral cats that need to be spayed/neutered we have funding to cover the costs involved. Please call the Robson Valley Spay and Neuter Society at 250-566-3174 or 250-566-9706 . Lets stop the overpopulation and indiscriminate disposal of cats in the valley!

September 1, 2014

TheDunsterNerdGuild (dunsternerdguild@gmx.com) sends out a big THANKS to all up and down the valley for their e-waste donations! View our recycled working PC's on the Robson Valley Artisans Group website at www.robsonvalleyartisansgroup.ca. Also, our quest to find trustworthy e-cyclers has introduced us to a few awesome factual documentaries. One of them we make available to all free of charge (Terra Blight). Look for our pass-around CD roms at the Dunster General Store.

June 22, 2014

Please use caution when coming down Brown Road. My chickens, turkeys and guineas are out and about and are at times on the road. My two turkey hens have decided to lay the nests on the other side of Brown Road, so at any given time you may see my tom turkey strutting his stuff down the middle of the road. Also if you decide to walk your dogs down here please keep them under control. Thanks. Deb Reimer.

April 24, 2014

Robson Valley Artisans Group (www.robsonvalleyartisansgroup.ca) is proud to announce hosting the web pages of Richard Chambers "Woolaway Ranch" and "Custom Ornamental Metalwork". Also "The Dunster Nerd Guild", a mini-computer shop and builders of "crypto-currency - Scrypt Mining rigs". You'll find links to their web pages in the  "Contributors Corner ". New additions also include a bulletin board and guest book with updates to all other pages. All personal web pages are from the folks of the Robson Valley. This website supports local artisans and entrepreneurs. Contact us by email.

April 1, 2014

The Dunster school has a wonderful shower that is available if you are having water problems. $5 for non-members, $2.50 for members of the Dunster Fine Arts School Society.

From Dunster Fine Arts School Society: We would like to remind everyone that we do have the six computers at the school that are available to all community members. We do not charge for this service but donations are gratefully accepted. You just have to pick up the school key at the Dunster General Store and take it back when you are finished. There is a high speed connection through Robson Valley Internet.
We also have a shower that is available to anyone who is without running water or has no shower at home. There is a charge to offset the hot water costs of $5 for non-members and $2.50 for members of the Dunster Fine Arts School Society. Memberships are available at the Dunster General Store at $10.

A reminder to those who borrow items from the Dunster Hall kitchen. Please, return them immediately when you have finished using them. Many items, such as the gray bussing tubs, are used by the farmers' market concession crew every week. It is very inconvenient to discover they haven't been returned. Thank you to all who keep our community activities buzzing. Marg Johnson.

August 26, 2013

Our resident rockologist Andy Jones has left us but a little bit of his geological expertise lives on in the form of a computer program he wrote called "Geology" that asks you questions to hopefully lead you to a correct ID of several of the general types of rock found in the Robson Valley. I've got it if anyone wants it. It's a 127kB file. You just put it somewhere and double-click on it, no installation needed. Probably not Apple compatible. Contact Art Carson at 250-566-4694.

The McBride & District Chamber of Commerce has a community message board available for all to use.
We have just repainted it with blackboard paint, making it simple to use. Each side has a surface of approx 4'x 4'. Chalk is supplied. Community groups are invited to create their poster on the chalk board or continue to attach their poster to the board.
The unit is on a rolling wagon making it mobile.  If you take it away, please return it. 
Alternatively you are welcome to park it close to it's home at Linda Fry's office.
We invite all community groups to make use of this sign board - use your creativity with coloured chalk, add some streamers and balloons, too, if you like.
Linda Fry, 532 Main Street, McBride, 250-569-0138

I just scanned my copy of the Dunster Cookbook, with my co-editor, Karen Craigues', blessing:
I hope this link  works for people. I don't know of any copies available to purchase. Ann Schwartz

Dunster residents should recognize that the property along Pepper Pit  Road (including the road right of way) is all private land until the gravel pit at the end of the road. Therefore, any firewood cutting or  hunting requires specific permission of the owner. Nature walks, mountain biking, berry or mushroom picking, etc. is allowed and encouraged. Roy Howard at 250-968-4410.

Recycling bins at the Dunster Community Hall

Recycling Logo

Since there is no one person responsible for calling the Regional District when the bin is totally full, if you see that it is, please call 1-800-667-1959 and ask for Environmental Services, or email district@rdffg.bc.ca and tell them the bin is full. Thanks!

At the Dunster Community Association Meeting in April 2009 there was a discussion about the use of the dumpsters and recycle bins at the Dunster Community Hall.
We have obtained some brochures from the Regional District that describe the three transfer stations in the Robson Valley (Dunster, McBride and Valemount) and what materials you can and cannot take to each station. These brochures are in a pamphlet rack just inside the door of the Swap Shed for your convenience. Please feel free to one of each to have at home so you can see where to take materials and also to check the hours of each transfer station.

We would like to remind everyone of the following guidelines:

- Absolutely no materials should be left outside the dumpsters
- ALL CARDBOARD AND PAPER should be placed in the recycling bins NOT in the dumpsters
- All milk jugs and tin cans should be washed out and placed in the middle section of the paper recycling bin
- All garbage should be bagged before being put in the dumpsters
- Only household garbage should be put in the dumpsters. Any yard waste, barbed wire, boards, construction waste should be taken either to the Valemount or McBride transfer stations
- Electronic discards such as computers, TVs, microwaves, etc. can be taken to BBK Bottle Depot in Prince George for recycling of parts and components (2629 Vance Road, Prince George, 250-561-7475)

If we all make it a habit to pick up a few pieces of paper or trash from around the bins each time we use them, it would make a big difference in how clean the area is kept. It would also help if everyone tidies up the swap shed a bit and hangs up a few items of clothing each time you use it.
Don't forget to place any good, clean used items in the swap shed to see if someone else in the community may be able to use them before they goes to the waste stream. If the item is too big for the swap shed (e.g. furniture, T.V., exercise bike) you can contact the webmaster below and have an ad put on the website for 2 months free of charge and you can also send a description of the item and your contact # or e-mail to Pete Amyoony (click here for email) and he will put it out on the valley-wide e-mail list.
If each member of the community does a bit, it will soon add up!
Thanks in advance for your efforts to keep our Community Hall area clean and tidy.


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