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Residents rally against gold mine

Protesters hold signs Thursday in front of the Confederation Building in St. John’s.
Protesters hold signs Thursday in front of the Confederation Building in St. John’s. - David Maher

About 25 protesters took to the steps of the Confederation Building on Thursday to try to put a halt to the Eagle Ridge Gold Mine development north of the Avalon Wilderness Reserve. Organizer Mike Cooze led Thursday’s protest, calling for an environmental assessment for an access road leading to the development site.

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