A large presence of wolves in the Aklavik community have many residents concerned. Since November, dead fish laying near Jack Fish Creeks and Six Miles have been attracting wolves into the community.
Renewable resources officer, Ian McLeod says, “We’ve started to see wolves coming into town that we usually don’t see.”
McLeod has been making several trips to the creeks to release the fish wastage back into the water. There is concern that children walking to and from school can get attacked by the wolves coming into the community.
The Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans will be investigating and will team up with the N.W.T Department of Environment and Natural Resources to spread public awareness.