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Couple finds ‘perfect spot’ for outdoor rink

By Amanda Rabski-McColl  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter John Gull and Pamela Chookomoomin have been building rinks in their community for 15 years. During the winter, the couple and a few other volunteers in Peawanuk, a remote Northern community just south of Hudson Bay, pull out their snow blowers, water hoses and heavy equipment to build the community ice rink, and provide a space for youth to have fun. The rink has changed location year to year, and Gull said finding this year’s spot was a good feeling. “I was looking for a location, and I was out there in the bush,” he said. “It was the perfect spot, right beside the lake.” Chookomoomin said that while many of the youth in the community go south for high school and college,

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