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Holyrood Mayor Gary Goobie offers a blanket to one of the homeless Newfoundlanders encamped near Confederation Building in St. John’s last week. Goobie had earlier sent out a plea to Holyrood residents to share any supplies or materials that might help the homeless protesters. Goobie said the donations poured in, and he was able to deliver a vehicle full of blankets, mitts, hats, boots, sweaters and other essentials to help keep people warm as the cold weather approaches. “I spoke with many, and their stories are literally heart-wrenching,” said Goobie. “I was deeply moved with what I heard. This is the reality of what’s happening in our society today. The government needs to form an all-party committee now to address this major problem before it spirals further out of control. Time to walk the walk instead of talk the talk.” The protest entered its second week this week, with an estimated 30 people camped out by the legislature.

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