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Introducing Rankin Inlet

Muddy, dusty, littered and busy, Rankin grew up around nickel mining in the late fifties and is now the Kivalliq's largest community. New goldmines and mineral exploration means it's still an important center. It's a base for accessing Kivalliq, and there's good char and grayling fishing close to town.

A highway between here and Manitoba, linking Nunavut with Canada's road network, is planned, but few are holding their breath.