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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.


Message from Pete Amyoony concerning the DCA list (also known as "Pete's List")

I have not been able to send out the nightly e-mail list for the past few weeks. It had been going out every night to just under 500 people in the Robson Valley and area. Telus decided to get out of the e-mail hosting business and on January 27 I sent out the final group e-mails that evening. On Thursday, January 28 at 7 am Telus "migrated" my e-mail from the Telus platform to the Google Mail platform and for the next four days I was unable to send or receive any e-mails. Thanks to my good neighbour who worked on my computer and online for hours that weekend, I was able once again to send out and receive individual e-mails. However, I am still not able to send out any "group e-mails". I am still trying to find a solution through Telus and local computer technicians, but so far we have had no luck. For now I am not even trying to send out the nightly notices so please do not send messages to go out. If a solution is found, I will begin that evening to send out the messages again. Thanks for your understanding and patience!



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Robson Valley Spay and Neuter Society offers financial assistance to spay/neuter your dog or cat, if cost is preventing you from getting it done. There are far too many cats and kittens in our communities that are homeless and the best way to prevent overpopulation and keep your pet healthy is to get your pet "fixed". If you are looking to adopt a cat, we currently have 7 cats in our care needing good homes. Contact Wendy Cinnamon at 250-566-9706, message us on Facebook, or by email.

January 28, 2021

The McBride Museum is looking for pictures of the old Fraser River Bridge. If you have any please contact Nadine Shovar at 250-569-2503. Help preserve our history.

February 5, 2020

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

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Help Wanted

Interested in Instructing? The Valemount Learning Centre is looking for talent! If you have a special skill or talent that you would like to share, contact us! Our courses run from one night workshops to one or two evenings per week for up to 10 weeks. Contact Kittie at 250 566 4601 or by email.

January 12, 2021 

Over the past 10 years I've really gained a deeper appreciation for the Live Different slogan "Life is about People". This campaign has been started to help Ike and Lillian MacKinnon replace their mobile home.  The current living conditions demand a replacement as soon as possible and I have secured a newer model that will ensure them security and comfort for another 20+ years! We just need to come together to make it happen and this fundraising page is requesting your help!
I understand there are a lot of people that require support in our valley right now and that Covid-19 has made for challenging times for many. Any donation will help and is appreciated! If you have any questions or ideas to help raise the required funds please contact Derrick Shaw at 250-968-4331. Here is a link to the fund-raiser:

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Work Wanted

Falling Star Ranch Academy of Foundational Horsemanship is offering video lessons for those who can't attend in-person lessons. Please visit our website at https://fallingstarranch.ca/video-lessons/ for more information.
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 in Working Equitation! Also offering workshops on various topics and clinics as well as mentorships. New training horses welcome. 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). Full-time and part-time training available. We'd be happy to tailor a program suitable for you and your horse.
We also have limited horse boarding spots available. Board is $350 per month. Also offering haul-in at $15 per horse per session.

Fully insured and certified. Over thirty-five years of experience. For more information visit www.fallingstarranch.ca or contact Birgit Stutz, Irwin Insights Level 6 Master Certified Trainer, at 250-968-6801 or by email. Please call ahead to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

January 1, 2021

Need your driveway plowed? Construction and heavy lifting services are also available. Experienced and competent Bobcat 863 operator. $70/hour. Contact Seth Macdonald at 250-569-7765 or by email.

November 20, 202

Robson Valley Physiotherapy is re-opening! Offering telephone appointments and video conference appointments Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Michelle Read, Registered Physiotherapist, will guide you through your recovery with advice and exercises based on a thorough assessment of your condition. Physiotherapy equipment and exercise equipment can be ordered for your home use if required. Contact Michelle Read at 250-569-7995 or by email.

June 10, 2020

Recently moved to the Valley with over 15 years of construction experience. Now offering exterior work as well as roofing, renovations (interior and exterior), window and door changes, carpentry, decks, fences, etc. Fast reliable work with great prices. For a quote contact Petr Herstik from Castella Contracting at 250-552-8239.

March 10, 2020

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

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)

I have just released my first published book titled Hallway. Hallway is a classic story of man and Creator, man and God, man and mankind. This is a story of a Saulteau Cree rapper, who is on his deathbed. Follow this story of David and his friends, while they learn about death and dying and Hospice.  This is a glimpse of British Columbia and Alberta poly-sci, health, landscape and poetry. If you would like to learn more about the Author or to purchase Hallway you can visit https://www.circleteachings.ca/store/Hallway-by-Hannah-Clifford-p234567003. The book is shipped out of Edmonton. Hannah Clifford

September 26, 2020

Curtis Culp has just had his Hummingbirds of the Robson Valley book published. The booklet is a beauty and full of information just in time for the hummingbird season.  It is available by donation at the Dunster Store and at Home Hardware and Home Essentials in McBride.  All donated funds will be used to purchase and plant hummingbird flowers in the Dunster and McBride area. Thank you to McBride Community Foundation, Robson Valley Arts and Culture Council, McBride and District Public Library, Kerry Hall,  Loranne Martin and Abi Ward.

April 25, 2020

Earthen Enterprises
Affordable fertilizer and easy application for your plants, garden, flower pots and lawn or fields. For strong and healthy plants. Supports and feeds the microbes and biology in your soil. Ask about any other products than those listed below as well.
Fish compost- 30 litre bags
Worm castings-3 lb. buckets or 20 litre bags.
Fish fertilizer- 1 litre or 20 litre pails.
Seaweed- 1 litre containers
208 or 1040 litre totes of fish fertilizer available also for farming purposes.
Products available at Joyway Farm, 5173 Mountain View Rd. Contact  Eldon Zimmerman at 250-569-7204 (cell) or by email.

April 23, 2020

Sourdough bread and U-harvest program (Yann Assemat, Dunster): https://rootsnthyme.com

April 20, 2020

Uncle Mark's has fresh bread! Our fancy cool-flour stone grain mill arrived! We're making fresh organic breads of all kinds including super duper sourdough. $5/loaf. Make an advance order and get 6 loaves for the price of 5. Our hot supper Tuesdays menu and all of our stuffis on our un-social media site at
www.unclemarks.ca. Also, another posting of The Hub!

April 4, 2020

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

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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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)

Farmable acreage/land wanted to buy, to raise my family in the Robson Valley. Preferably with a livable house, depending on price. Contact Melissa Joy at (587) 350-9959 (landline).

June 24, 2021

Land for sale: 40 acres, Dunster, Highway 16, creek water, access, electric, old house. Subdividable. $280 K. Contact Mike Lorenz at 250-968-4419.

November 20, 2020

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

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

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

Found at Dunster Swap Shed an article of clothing with personal belongings in one of the pockets. Identify the item and I will return it to the owner. Contact Brian Janecke at 250-569-7106.

January 11, 2021

Has anyone lost a little kitten? It came to our door about two days ago, looks like it's about a month old. If you are missing a kitten contact Andrey Antipov at 250-569-0291.

November 22, 2020

Found on 5th Avenue in McBride, in front of Beaverview Lodge, sunglasses and case Dr Specs Opticalon case. Contact Barb Jackson at 250-569-7892.

August 20, 2020

Found, after the snow melted at the corner of 2nd Ave. and Queen St., set of keys with a "puzzle pieces" key chain. Call Barb Jackson if they are yours at 250-569-7892.

April 23, 2020

A wonderful family from Prince George has just lost their puppy ( adopted from us). He ran outside of their property, 20 minutes South of Prince George. They are looking frantically everywhere. The family's telephone number is 250-640-9809. Please  spread or post on Facebook this  poster https://www.kijiji.ca/v-lost-and-found-pets/prince-george/lost-dog/1491021512?undefined  to your friends in PG, Quesnel and area around. The puppy could have been taken by somebody driving in the area, traveling to any place. Please spread to acquaintances in the area. Thank you so much for caring!
Monica Marcu and Mike Podina and the puppy's family.

March 8, 2020

Lost husky dog? Husky with tags sighted around 9 p.m. Sunday night on Highway 16 just west of turnoff for Tete Jaune Motel. Tried to pick him up but he kept running away. Hope that helps somebody. Taggart Wilson.

February 16, 2020

Our beloved Akita, Seuss, has disappeared. He is a two-year-old male (fixed) tan and black, with a black collar and name tag. If you have seen him, run over him, kidnapped him, shot him, or adopted him, please let us know. If you know something, say something. Please relieve our anxiety.  Reward offered!  Contact Joyce Bush at 250-968-4343.

January 1, 2020

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Looking for Long-Lost Friends

Are you trying to find an old friend from this area from years ago?

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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 and area residents

The Dunster Community Forest is now accepting applications from qualifying community organizations and individuals for funding in our 2021 Community Grants program.  We have $5,000 in total this year available to award.  Application forms may be picked up at the Dunster General Store or downloaded from the Community Forest website at www.dunstercommunityforest.ca/grants .
Please notice that the Grant Application Checklist must be submitted along with the Grant Application. Applications may be submitted via email to admin@dunstercommunityforest.ca or by mail to Dunster Community Forest, Box 100, Dunster, BC, V0J 1J0, or in person to the DCFS office in the Dunster Schoolhouse.Applications will be accepted until midnight February 15, 2021.

DFAS bottle recycling
We have caught up with all the bottle recycling at the Dunster Schoolhouse. The Valemount depot is open so you can bring your bottles to the blue bin at the Schoolhouse once more.

Please rinse and sort your bottles into five categories:
* beer cans
* pop cans
* small plastic
* large plastic
* Liquor bottles
This saves time and labour for the volunteers. All proceeds go to the operations of the Dunster Schoolhouse. Thank you for donating!

July 16 , 2020

Are you looking for an affordable and centralized venue to host a workshop or birthday party or a picturesque place to have a family gathering this summer? The Dunster School House is perfectly situated and incredibly affordable for rentals. Call Donna Hampson at 250-569-4026 for inquiries.

March 17, 2020

Dunster General Store hours:
Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

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!

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.

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

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

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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