There is no sign yet of a missing hunter who left Arviat eight days ago for a caribou hunt.

Willliam Kinniksie

William Kinniksie left Arviat, Nunavut, Oct. 9 to go caribou hunting.

William Kinniksie left the community Oct. 9. He hasn't been seen since then.

Thomas Siataala Alikaswak, chair of the local search and rescue, says the weather has been a major factor in the search.

"It's been snowing and raining the last few days but the weather has been improving lately so we're hopeful," he said.

More volunteers left Thursday morning to help with the search.