Death Of Man By Wolves Debated In Legislature

Friday, March 31, 2006 at 14:23



The Saskatchewan Party used question period yesterday to ask the NDP government what it is planning to do with unregulated garbage dumps in northern Saskatchewan.


In November, a 22-year-old Ontario man was reportedly killed by a wolf at Points North Landing near Wollaston Lake.


An investigative report by CBC Radio suggested wolves were in the area because of an unregulated dump on Crown land.


The Opposition’s Environment critic, Glen Hart, feels the dump should be fenced.


Saskatchewan Environment Minister John Nilson says his department is working with local officials to ensure the dump meets regulations.


He also says people have to realize that potentially dangerous encounters with wildlife come with the territory when living or working in the North.


(with files from Broadcast News)