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Kivalliq residents to have their say on possible road through region – Nunatsiaq News

Jan 29, 2024

Mayors cite emergency, weather concerns; see potential benefits as well

Government of Nunavut representatives will visit five Kivalliq communities starting over the next two weeks as part of a study looking at possibly linking them all by road.

The project would connect Chesterfield Inlet, Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove and Arviat to a 725-kilometre road. A separate 320-kilometre route inland to Baker Lake is also in the plans.

The idea is not new. Various proposals have been discussed for well over a decade.

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