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Mount Pearl, N.L. –

With 75 centimetres of snow on the ground, it was time to get the band back together.

The last time this much snow had fallen so quickly, much of eastern Newfoundland was placed under a state of emergency, in a wicked 2020 blizzard nicknamed “Snowmaggedon.”

Over the past two week, since a fresh mound of snow has fallen again in the St. John’s area, the familiar calls for help have returned: People needing help regaining access to their front or back doors, oil tanks or windows.

“It was heavy, it was laden with water, and that froze up and all of a sudden I saw the calls coming out on social media for people that need to be shovelled out,” said John Riche, a resident of the Mount Pearl, a city neighbouring St. John’s.

“The cost of getting somebody to do it is quite prohibitive, so I went back and …

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