Aside from the caribou, my concern for the day was trying to confirm a motel en route. Locals were giving mixed information about the status of Burnt Berry Motel. Some said it was open, others said it was closed, and the phone number went to an answering machine that was inconclusive. Google and my guidebook gave no other alternatives in the vicinity so I was gambling that either it would be open, or something else would pop up. Otherwise I might have been on my own until hitting Grand Falls 200km away.
Turns out the Burnt Berry was in fact closed, but the Junction Inn magically popped up at just the right time.
Tomorrow I should reach Grand Falls, and the options fore accommodations should open up considerably from here on in.