IQALUIT, Nunavut — The search is expanding for a Nunavut member of the legislature who has now been missing with his two companions for a week on the tundra of Baffin Island.
Pauloosie Keeyootak left the capital of Iqaluit eight days ago for an overnight snowmobile trip to Pangnirtung.
A search began several days ago and is now growing to include coastlines along the 300-kilometre route.
Ground crews have retraced the well-travelled trail and are revisiting some areas for a second search.
Several aircraft, including a Hercules plane and a Cormorant helicopter, are also being used.
A spokesman for the territorial government says this is 59th search that has been conducted so far this year.
The Canadian Press