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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

Is anyone coming from Kamloops that could pick up two small boxes? Contact Andrey Antipov at 250-569-0291.

October 5, 2019

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Anyone have a pair of grey drapes/sheers I can use/buy? I'm trying to make a back drop for a family portrait. It's a surprise so please don't tell/ask Lanny/ or ask me in front of Lanny. Contact Lynn Schock at 1-250-569-7413 or by email .

October 15, 2019

Home for kittens. Free. Great mousing genes! Call or text Drazen and Lorna Chisholm at 780-931-7207.

August 6, 2019

I am looking for a large dog that does not wander and stays close to home. It needs to be friendly with people but will chase bears away. I love animals and he will never find a better home. Contact Marlene Caron at 250-569-0054.

July 19, 2019

Romanow family is still searching for a horse or pony that would be suitable for  9 and 11 year olds who are decent riders. Do you have an older animal, good health, or an ex-trail/pack horse, or whatever delightful, bombproof equine burning up your hay but no longer with a job? We can give it a reason to get up in the morning! Gelding preferred but will consider a very quiet mare. Contact Carol Ann Romanow at 250-968--4457 or by email.

May 29, 2019

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

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

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

Someone to make beds in airbnb campsite at Small River, Dunster.  $16/hr plus gas allowance. Contact Dave Ryckman at  250-968-4340.

June 24, 2019

Terracana Ranch Resort is looking for a full-time housekeeper. Wage starting at $16 per hour. Accommodations/some meals/long-term benefits provided. The right candidates should have a positive attitude, be motivated, enthusiastic, enjoy working unsupervised or part of a team and perform a wide variety of cleaning duties. Physically able to perform medium/heavy duty labour. Must be very good confident winter driver and hold a valid class 5 drivers license. Housekeeping duties include laundry, cleaning individual cabins, main lodge and spa. Helps to have ability to supervising others, organize inventory and order supplies.Willing to learn and help in other departments as needed. Other duties could include front desk, serving, cooking, gardening and yard work. Contact Terracana Ranch with your resume by email or phone 1-866-968-4304.

June 24, 2019

Robson Valley Community Services has the following 3 new job vacancies
1. Child & Youth Mental Health Support Worker, 22.5 hours per week, $30.68-$35.74 per hour
2. Early Years Coordinator-McBride, 7.5 hours per week, $22.02-$25.65 per hour
3. Early Years Coordinator-Valemount, 10.0 hours per week, $22.02-$25.65 per hour
The Early Years positions may be combined to form a 17.5 hour per week position.
For more information on how to apply, visit our Careers section on our website at ww.robsonvalleycommunityservices.org.

May 16, 2019

From Robson Valley Community Services:
Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Clinician  ($30.66-$35.75, dependent on qualifications and experience)  
Robson Valley Community Services (RVCS) has a regular part-time, 30-hour per week, position for a Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Clinician. CYMH services are designed to promote the emotional health and well-being of children, youth and their families. The primary purpose of the services are to support and promote behavioral change and positive growth in children experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, a mental health problem or mental illness.  The position requires travel between Valemount/McBride and surrounding communities in the Robson Valley
Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Worker, CYC, or comparable human service degree may be considered as a CYMH Worker (rate of pay $26.75-$31.16, dependent on qualifications and experience) 
Main responsibilities: Direct Clinical Services to identified children (0-19); including therapeutic intervention/treatment (Masters level only), Risk Reduction-Targeted Prevention; focus is on reducing risk factors and increasing resiliency factors, Targeted Community Development; enhance family and community involvement, Early Intervention Services; provide early identification/intervention services including, but not limited to: activities and programs focused on identifying at-risk children; enhancing protective factors and increasing resiliency; community/parent training events; and completes intake/screening, assessment, interventions and planning. Compiles reports and/or statistical records as required by the agency. Refers clients to other services, including clinical treatment, for interventions required beyond the program scope.
Qualifications required: Current criminal record check. Minimum of a Masters in a related social service (Social Work, Education or comparable Master's Degree in a Human Service Discipline). Must have access to reliable transportation and be able to travel throughout the Robson Valley. Specialized competencies, skills and knowledge in the areas of CYMH.
This posting is open to all interested applicants and requires HSA Union membership. To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Lina Thompson by email in confidence or mail to RVCS, Box 430, McBride, BC, V0J 2E0. Closing date: Position open until filled.

We are looking for someone to take our recycling for donation! For more information contact Terracana Ranch & Resort at 250-968-4304 or Jodi at 250-566-5119.

October 9, 2018

We are looking for registered massage therapists and estheticians for the Native Elements Spa at Terracana Ranch and Resort. Contact Jodi at Terracana Resort at 250-968-4304 or at 566-5119 for more information.

September 8, 2018

P/T  on-call work available $15/hr. at Small River, Dunster . Could be steady  P/T. Chamber maid, laundry, grass cutting, landscaping, stacking firewood, general labor, nothing heavy. Contact Dave Ryckman via FB or phone 250-968-4340 or by email.

August 14, 2018

Looking for part-time work starting at $15 an hour. Second set of helping hands, for spring cleaning, will do variable jobs. Contact Lorna Folland by phone or text at 250-569-7681.

April 17, 2018

Are you 19 or over ? Do you hold or are you able to obtain a Class 4 license? Ever considered a career in Emergency Services? McBride BC Ambulance Station is now recruiting community members for part-time Emergency Medical Responders and Primary Care Paramedic opportunities! We invest in the training you need to succeed as a paramedic professional and equip you to make a difference in the lives of your family, friends and community. For more information contact Tanya Rich at 778-258-0073 (call or text). New pay structure makes a part-time paramedic a viable career option! Ask me how! I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

January 19, 2018

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

Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship has openings for training horses starting in mid-January. Specializing in colt starting and “problem” horses. Also offering tune-ups, advanced training (English and Western), conditioning. $1050 for 30 sessions. Minimum of 60 sessions for colts and "problem" horses. Board not included in training fee ($350/month).
We also have limited horse boarding spots available. Currently one spot open starting in mid-November. Ideal for a rider/riders who would like to ride in our beautiful indoor arena (not heated) throughout the winter months. Board is $350 per month. Also offering haul-in at $15 per horse per session.
Lessons for all levels of riders available. Specializing in horsemanship lessons (both in the saddle and on the ground) and English and Western Dressage. Now also offering lessons and clinics in Working Equitation! Fully insured and certified. Over thirty-five 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.

October 1 5, 2019

Saw logs needed: Midget Mills would like to buy small amounts of cedar and spruce (SPF) saw logs. Truck length or 16' and 12' lengths preferred. Competitive prices paid. We can help with getting a timber mark and arranging hauling. Your logs - your lumber: We saw your logs into your lumber, sizes for your own projects. $250/ mbf base rate. Contact Len McCarty at 250-569-2431/569-3153 or by email.

May 30, 2019

Amos' Snow Shoveling & Dog Walking in Dunster and McBride
I'm a hard working animal lover and I will take good care of your dogs. $12 per hour for shoveling, $10 per hour for walking one dog. If interested, contact Amos Romanow at 250-968-4457.

January 6, 2019

I have a 650 John Deer  tractor with a 4-foot bucket, 4-foot roto-tiller and 6-inch auger. The tractor and myself for hire to move dirt, tilling and hole drilling. Willing to travel anywhere between McBride and Valemount. $50.00/hour plus travel at $1.00/kilometer round trip (e.g. $40.00 for a 40km and back trip.). Contact Brad Buchanan at 403-550-4660 or by email.

August 9, 2018

Window washing service. $15/hr, McBride area. Contact Nadia Kovarik at 250-569-8860.

May 6, 2018

R&R Rehabilitation Services is a new home health business here in the Robson Valley, specializing in offering Respite Care for seniors with dementia. If you are a care-giver and in need of a break, I can help. Let me provide quality 1:1 care for your loved one. Also offering my services as a physiotherapist assistant and  registered BC Care Aid, to meet your needs. If you have any questions, or would like to meet for a free consultation, contact Jana MacMaster at 250-569-4233 or visit www.rrrehabservices.ca. Keeping health care close to home!

November 27, 2017

Offering cleaning services (private residences, offices). Rate $20/hour. Contact Kayla Schapansky at 250-569-7437. No Sunday calls please.

October 10, 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

Labourer for hire, with pickup 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. 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 items)

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

Old truck camper to give away. I think the fridge works? There's a 4-burner propane stove and oven. The roof started to leak last winter but damage seems like it should be repairable!! With a tarp or simple roof cover it would make a great Woofer shack!
It's worth more than we're asking... but not much more! Contact Darrell Roth at 250-569-7675 cell.

October 11, 2019

Midget Mills 1x4 sale
CEDAR - tight knot, well sawn, nice color, double end trim
1x4 - 6', 7', 8' @ $0.36/ lineal foot (6' = $2.16)
CEDAR - loose knot, well sawn
1x4 - random length, @$0.20/lineal foot (lift lot specials)
Spruce/D.Fir - #2+better, sound, strong boards.
1x4 - random length lifts (6-18')
Approximately 1000 board feet - $425.00
Midget Mills, 3066 Museum Road, McBride. 569-2431/569-3153
Potatoes, garlic and carrots for sale. Our big fund-raiser for the year will take place on Friday, October 11 at 1 p.m.
at the Community Garden on Second Avenue behind the Elks Hall in McBride.
We have some really beautiful potatoes, carrots and garlic for sale. All locally grown with lots of TLC. Come out and support your Community Garden by buying these wonderful fresh veggies. 1 p.m. sharp - No early birds please!

For sale: Lots of potatoes. Many varieties, already dug up and stored. Contact Janet Baer at 250-968-4385. NO SUNDAY CALLS PLEASE.

October 5, 2019

For sale: locally grown "Jack of all trades" pumpkins, "grey ghost and potimarron" winter squash and tomatoes for sale. Pick your pumpkin or squash from our selection currently stored on pallets in our greenhouse. Contact Loretta Simpson at 250-968-4453.

October 5, 2019

A friend has an older six-drawer dresser which is somewhat scratched up especially on the top but the drawers all work well.   It would be good for storing summer clothes in the basement, or one could give it a good coat of paint and decorate it to their own liking. It is up for grabs free! The dresser is now up at Dunster School in the storage area.  We can arrange to view it at a time that is good for both of us. Contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334.

September 27, 2019

Canning jars for sale. $5/dozen. Call Flo Mynio at 250-569-3254.

September 16, 2019

Beef for sale:grass fed on small hobby class E slaughter certified farm. Free of herbicides/antibiotics/hormones. Supplemented with grain to finish. Limited quantities available this fall. Taking orders for 1/4, 1/2, or full beef. $4.75 per lb. - hanging weight. Contact Les or Cary Savarella at 250-569-2483.

September 16, 2019

I need a new for me car, next to free and reliable. Contact Nadia Kovarik at 250-569-8860.

September 12, 2019

Hay wanted: I am looking for one round bale (700-1200 lbs.) of hay for a horse. Please let me know if anyone has an extra bale. Contact Annie Spangler at 250-566-1625.

September 12, 2019

Fall cattle discount sale, Butterkup Farms, Jersey, Lowline and Commercial Cattle
Some are registered and full blood. Will trade for quality hay delivered. These cattle are quiet, gentle and most are halter broke. Pictures available upon request. Located in Dunster.
*Ella 3 year-old half Jersey. Red Angus cow has been udder trained. Price $2,200 with her summer 3/4 Red Angus bull calf. Sire of this calf is double muscled.   Can also be purchased as a trio with her yearling 3/4 Jersey bull calf for $2,800
*Vanessa - Yearling heifer  1/2 Jersey 1/2 Lowline was shown this year and did very well. Has been exposed to both Jersey & Beef bulls Price $1,800 OBO
*Valerie- Coming 2 year old Full blood registered Lowline heifer.  Shown last year & was first in her class & Reserve Junior Champion. She has been exposed both Jersey & Beef bulls. Price $1900 OBO
*Josephine- 5 year old full blood registered Lowline cow. Calved May 4 with a full blood Lowline bull calf. Both were shown at the Armstrong IPE show this year and did well. Price $2,200 OBO
*Jypse- 3 year old full blood Lowline with a 1/2 Jersey bull calf Born June 4 Price $2,200 OBO
*Jewels -6 year old registered full blood Lowline cow with Black Angus cross bull calf. Price $2,400 OBO
Will do a herd package deal.
5 - Lowline Cows. Valerie, Vanessa,Josephine,and Jewels.
1- 2019 Lowline Bull Calf Jackson
1 - 2018 Lowline Angus Bull Calf Josh
2-2018 Lowline Jersey Bull Calves. James & Tonka
2- 2016 Lowline Jersey Bulls.    Johnny & Jasper. $13,600 OBO for the herd package.
Jersey & Beef bulls for sale. These bulls are all very gentle and halter broke.
*Star - 3 year old unregistered Jersey bull Tested A1/A/2  $2,200 OBO
Registered fullblood Lowline bulls for sale. Born 2016 Telledega $2,200 OBO Born 2015 Jazz $2,200 OBO
Talledega & Jazz will be available until September 18th. Born 2018 Vortexx  $1,500 OBO
Commercial bulls for sale.
*Santiago-Coming 2 Yrs Simmental Red Angus Cross  $1,600 OBO
*Jasper-2016 Lowline Jersey Bull $1600 OBO
Codiak - 2 year old Gelvieh Jersey cross bull $1,500 OBO
Smoky-2016 Simmental Black Angus Cross. His sire is Samson a double muscled bull $1,800 OBO
Codiak & Smoky will only be available until Monday September 9
*Samson- coming 4 Year old Simmental Black Angus. This is an extremely double muscled bull with a birth weight of 65 pounds. Samson will only be available for sale by private treaty after semen has been drawn by us or the new owner. Price $4,800 OBO
Contact Melanie Guttner at 1-250-793-4742.

September 7, 2019

Looking to buy a stereo in good working condition if anyone has one for sale  I had one I really liked that was a radio, a CD player and a cassette player combination. A few years ago the cassette player gave up the ghost, this summer, the CD player stopped working and even the radio growls at me when I turn it on and off! If you have recently upgraded your sound system and have something like that for sale, I may be interested depending on the condition and the price. Contact Pete Amoyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email.

September 6, 2019

Truck for sale: 2005 Ford F150, white, 2WD, 378280 km, runs great. $1700 OBO. Contact Yann Assemat at 1-778-229-0182.

September 6, 2019

I have a crib mattress and one sheet to give away, as well as an older (10 years) Toshiba Regza LCD 43" flatscreen TV (no remote) to give away, must pick up.
Many assorted moving boxes to sell or trade
3 flatscreen tv boxes
1 large mirror box
5 large wardrobe boxes (2 with hanging bracket)
3 medium wardrobe boxes with hanging bracket
9 large boxes
21 medium boxes
15 small boxes
Garbage bag stuffed with bubble wrap
Small box filled with foam sheets for dishes, etc.
$50 or trade for nice wooden 30" tall bedside table.
Contact Lori Gane by email.

September 2, 2019

Hobbit wood stove by Salamander stoves for sale. This is a small wood stove, only 12"x12"x18" high, great for small spaces. This stove uses a pre-heated secondary combustion technology and is all cast iron internals so you never need to replace fire bricks. $300. Call or text Tyler Hireen at 778-989-7649.

September 2, 2019

Anyone have an old  336 John Deere square baler they've saved for parts and are willing to sell a part? Contact Irene Froese at 250-569-2561.

September 2, 2019

For sale: equine fly sheets, all new. $ 75 each. Supra High Neck Fly Sheet with belly band, size 84, Professional Choice Fly Sheet, size 82, Greenhawk Shedrow West Palm Fly Sheet, size 78, Greenhawk Shedrow West Palm Fly Sheet, size 72. Contact Nadine Shovar at 250-569-2503.

July 18, 2019

Firewood: A necessity for most of us in Dunster. If you are unable or you know of someone (Dunster residents only please) who has difficulties retrieving firewood for the winter season,  please contact the Dunster Community Forest Society; we want to help! We need to know how much firewood you require and what lengths you prefer, as well as your contact information please. Contact Sarah Lukens or our forest manager by email at admin@dunstercommunityforest.ca or ray@dunstercommunityforest.ca.

July 10, 2019

Nutritional health sprays available! Easy and effective. Take your vitamins via oral spray. 98% absorption rate when sprayed under the tongue. $25 - $35 per 1 oz bottle and lasts approx 6 weeks.
Boost - Daily boost of energy to replace energy drinks; includes vitamin B12, green tea extract...
Sleep - Promotes sleep, reduces stress, headaches and depression; includes valerian root, melatonin...
Shield - Alkaline, balances ph levels, immunity booster, aides digestion; includes aloe Vera, coral calcium...
Brain - Improves brain function, memory, clarity; includes ginseng, ashwagandha, B3, 6, 12...
Peak - Immunity booster, balances blood sugar, blood pressure and libido; includes goji, Yerba mate, akai...
Trim 365 - curbs appetite, parasites, bowels, metabolism.
My family and I are grateful for your support! Contact Lonnie Gustafson at 250-569-8896. http://www.ordermyprays.com/LonnieCBD

To give away: Dell Photo 926 all-in-one inkjet printer/copier/scanner. Still works, but automatic paper tray doesn't work anymore, so paper needs to be inserted one at a time. Also needs USB cable. Contact Birgit Stutz at 250-968-6801 or by email.

December 11, 2018

Ex-Vancouver Mounted Police English saddles for sale. G. Passier, made in Hanover, Germany. Model P.S. Baum (tree) 18-inch seat. Replacement value $2000. Three to choose from. Asking $500 each O.B.O. Contact Warren Jones at 250-569-7469.

October 1, 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

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

Ann Schwartz kindly scanned our 75th anniversary Dunster Cookbook when there were no copies left. Although all of the information from that edition is included in our 100th anniversary edition, along with new recipes and stories, you might be interested in viewing the original athttp://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=330989&id=621096124&l=ff74eb13a1 
There are copies of our 100th anniversary issue available at the Dunster General Store and Welcome Home Gifts & Antiques in McBride.

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)

Valemount Public Library has two new collections just in time for winter.
Snowshoes - 15 pairs available to borrow! Sizes for kids and adults. A great way to get out and enjoy some fresh air in our winter wonderland.
Jigsaw puzzles - choose from 50 puzzles ranging from 300 piece to 2000 pieces! Perfect for a those cozy days indoors.
For more information contact the Valemount Public Library at 250-566-9706 or stop by at 1090 Main Street in Valemount and check them out!

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)

Still looking for an acreage to buy. 10 acres minimum. Off grid. Can have an old building on it we can renovate or not. Thought we had something pegged but it didn't work out. Contact Lillian Rowell at 250-961-4530.

September 12, 2019

Selling my dad's property. 7615 Read Road. Approximately 70 acres for sale with cabin, solar power and interior appliances. Chicken coop, greenhouse, raised garden beds and rabbit hutches. Selling as is. The whole property is 100 acres. Buyer will own approx. 70 acres and 70% interest on title. The other 30 acres (and 30% interest on title which is not for sale) is on the other side of the highway. For more info and pictures contact Krysta Harcus by email. Asking $225,000.

July 4, 2019

Longtime valley resident looking for a rental for September 1 or ? Valemount, Tete Jaune preferred. Respectful and quiet.  Love to garden and putter. Must be cat friendly with the occasional dog that might come for a sleep-over. Affordable, private. 1 or 2 bedroom. References available. Contact Chris Dolbec by email.

April 17, 2019

Camping for two at the Village Green cabin, situated at the back of the field on the north end of Dunster Bridge. First come, first served basis. Has cooking facilities, propane light, heat, privacy, and outhouses just across River Road. Curtains courtesy of  Dunster`s Kat Agnew.

April 7, 2019

ISO land: We are looking for a piece of land from 5 acres to 160 acres or there abouts. We need water and an access. If someone needs a little help and has a place in the back 40, hidden and out of the road, or just some land sitting unused, we could help out in exchange for renting or leasing. Other options we would like to look at are; leasing, rent to own, or by trading. What we can offer; we have a portable bandsaw mill, we can cut lumber, we can do logwork building small cabins or other log projects. We also have lots of farm and ranch experience. We would be open to discuss any viable options. We do not have cash to work with but, as mentioned above, there is lots we can offer in trade. Maybe that piece of land that sits vacant can generate some revenue for you. We live off grid so we don't require much to set up. Access to water is important. The mountains and bush are also important. Not too interested in wide open country. Thanks for your consideration! Contact Lillian and Ralph Rowell at 250-961-4530.

March 17, 2019

Looking for a place to rent preferably in Tete Jaune or Valemount starting in the spring. We both work in the valley and would prefer to have a wood stove. Very capable of living in the country and dealing with what it has to offer. We are expecting our first child in July. Contact Nat at 226-373-1258 or Kyle at 780-852-8833.

February 6, 2019

We are a mature (40s & 50s) professional couple strongly considering relocating from Alaska to the Robson Valley, or the greater Valemount area. We are exploring the area through the end of July, and would like to return this winter for 1-2 months to gain a greater sense of the area, the community, recreation opportunities, etc. We'd be searching for lodging/housing for our winter stay, and are open to renting, house-sitting, etc. We've owned our own homes for 10-20 years, and recently rented homes in Alaska from which we'd be able to provide excellent references. We do have an older short-haired dog, who is very well behaved and quiet. Contact Robert and Emily Small by email or by email.

August 2, 2018

House for sale: price reduced. New price $239,000. Great family home in McBride on quiet crescent. Features large living room with vaulted ceiling for lots of natural light. Plenty of room with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths up, plus rec room and more in basement. Kitchen and dining area open to deck and fenced backyard. Wood storage, shed, and attached garage. Plenty of room for parking. View listing here: http://ireneberndsen1.point2agent.com/McBride/British_Columbia/Homes/BC_Northern/Village/Agent/Listing_280497814.html

June 21, 2018

Looking for a small home, 3 bedrooms or more for purchase. In town or out of town, based on a few different needs so spam me anyways and I will help filter through everyone's responses. Thank you all for your time once again. Contact Sharon Glover at 778-915-0608 or by email.

June 10, 2018

House for sale by owner. Beautiful 3 bedroom spilt level home in awesome neighbourhood right in McBride. Office in fully finished basement can easily be converted to 4th bedroom. 1 full bathroom upstairs and 3 piece ensuite fully renovated March 2017. 2 piece bathroom and laundry room in basement. Large kitchen. Includes stove, fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer
Beautiful dark laminate floors throughout. Tile in kitchen, dining room and entry way. Large 2-door garage with tons of storage
Outside storage shed attached. Brand-new wood/electric furnace December 2017. Brand-new deck August 2012. Fully fenced yard. Paved 3-car driveway. Lots of room for RV. Contact Jen Quam at 250-569-7382 or by email for more details and price.
Quick possession available.

May 5, 2018

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

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Lost and Found, Stolen items

Lost: green binder/folder "somewhere in Valemount". Have looked and asked everywhere. Contains needed, although not valuable, papers. If you know of its whereabouts, contact Carol Ann Romanow at 250-566-9887.

October 4, 2019

McBride & District Public Library is missing the library copy of Canada Reads' title "By Chance Alone" by Max Eisen. It got mixed in with our free books box by mistake. If you have our copy at home, we sure would love to have it back. Thanks! You can borrow any of the other Canada Reads titles though, to follow along!

March 6, 2019

I live in Cedarside (5 km from Valemount). Recently 2 cats have shown up on my property. 1 very domestic and 1 quite fearful and likely feral. If you are missing cat(s), possibly from the recent cat nappings in Valemount, contact Kat Beeson at 250-566-8477 and describe your cat(s). I am currently giving them outdoor shelter, water/food.

January 5, 2019

One of our local donors who brought baked goodies for the Dunster Christmas concert on December 14 is missing a very special plate and two square plastic containers. She would really love to have her plate back as it has special sentimental value. The plastic containers are not so important. It is a Christmas plate with red around the edges and a written message in the middle and is larger than a regular dinner plate. She is not too worried about the plastic containers but if they or the plate are at your place, please call Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 and I will come an pick it up so she can get it back.

December 22, 2018

I came home from the McBride High School Craft Fair with an extra glove. Anyone missing a black left hand? Contact Irene Froese at 250-569-2561.

November 23, 2018

While cleaning up around the Dunster Hall after the Ice Cream Social, we found a nice pair of sun-glasses left behind on one of the picnic tables. If they are yours, contact Pete Amyoony at 250-968-4334 or by email so we can make arrangements to get them back to you.

July 1, 2018

Found on Tuesday,  February 27, 2018 in the Dunster swap shed tucked in amongst a stack of boy's clothing - a small black journal filled with writing. Perhaps it was left by mistake? Contact Susan Umstot at 250-569-4033 and I'll return it to you.

February 28, 2018

Dropped on the Little Lost Lake trail on the holiday Monday: a large purple Halti-style dog collar.
Lost somewhere in the Robson Valley, a purple pair of plastic-framed women's eyeglasses.
Contact Carol Ann and Ernie Romanow by email.

August 9, 2017

Has someone lost a cat? Black with a white patch on its chest and some white socks. It showed up at my place, Dore River area, a couple of weeks ago.  I have my own outdoor cat and don't need another one. Also have allergies to cats. I will have it taken to the Spay-Neuter Clinic if not claimed. Contact Nadine Shovar at 250-569-2503.

August 4, 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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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.

Ann Schwartz kindly scanned our 75th anniversary Dunster Cookbook when there were no copies left. Although all of the information from that edition is included in our 100th anniversary edition, along with new recipes and stories, you might be interested in viewing the original athttp://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=330989&id=621096124&l=ff74eb13a1 
There are copies of our 100th anniversary issue available at the Dunster General Store and Welcome Home Gifts & Antiques in McBride.

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

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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