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Yellowknifers: plan a graceful exit for your Christmas tree


Look. This is awkward, because we know you guys are close – but your tree isn’t going to be around forever.

If you are one of the lucky Yellowknifers boasting a real tree in your home this year, now may be the time to start planning an appropriate January send-off.

The Yellowknife Association for Community Living says it’ll extricate your expired Xmas ephemera – tree, shrubs, you name it – and even help you take down your decorations.

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The City of Yellowknife no longer offers curbside tree pick-up, the association said, so it’s stepping in to do the work with the Odd Job Squad: a group of local, under-employed people who self-identify with disabilities.

“For $10, the squad will pick up your old Christmas tree from your curbside on weekdays in January,” the association said in a news release.

“The Odd Job Squad is also available to take down Xmas decorations and make dump runs, as well as a long list of other short-term or one-time tasks, such as yardwork, housecleaning, and furniture deliveries.”

The association launched the group in May. People who sign up to join the squad can earn a little extra cash when the association pairs them up with people or businesses who pay for help getting things done.

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The Odd Job Squad can be booked for curbside pickup of your tree any day between January 2 and January 31.

To make a booking or request help with another job, get in touch with project manager Junn Gesmundo by email or at (867) 445-6967.

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