Fish Waste In Aklavik Lures Wolves

Dead fish

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.


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Kristen Berkeley
Kristen is a multimedia journalist, reporter and producer at CKLB. Originally from Toronto, Kristen was interested in Indigenous issues and decided to relocate to Yellowknife to join CKLB. Kristen received her education from York University with degrees in Political Science and Communication. She is also a graduate from the Seneca-at-York Broadcast Journalism program. If you want to get in contact with Kristen, send her an email at

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