Sara Frizzell

News producer

Sara Frizzell is the news producer at CBC Nunavut. Previously, she worked as a web writer and reporter in Iqaluit. She's worked in radio, podcasting and longform journalism since graduating from Carleton University's journalism program in 2013. Contact her at

Latest from Sara Frizzell

Spike in COVID-19 cases in Arviat linked to people visiting each other's homes

The new cases of COVID-19 in Arviat are related to gatherings in homes, according to information collected by the government of Nunavut. 

Nunavut starts rapid COVID-19 testing in Winnipeg isolation hubs

The rapid testing device will be used in the Winnipeg isolation hubs by the Red Cross. Nunavut's top doctor says it can deliver results in as little as 15 minutes.

Health teams 'working around the clock' to contain spread of COVID-19 in Nunavut, officials say

Nunavut is entering the first full week of its "circuit-breaker lockdown" following a spike in COVID-19 cases. There are 132 active cases across the territory as of Monday. 

Nunavut confirms territory's fourth case of COVID-19

An Arviat resident has been confirmed as Nunavut's fourth case of COVID-19. As a result of this case, tighter restrictions will begin across the Kivalliq region.

Nunavut tightens restrictions in Kivalliq and Iqaluit, after COVID-19 case in Rankin Inlet

The government of Nunavut has tightened restrictions across the Kivalliq region and in Iqaluit, after a case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut on Wednesday.

Nunavut health officials confirm case of COVID-19 at Winnipeg isolation hub

Nunavut's chief public health officer announced a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at an isolation hub in Winnipeg, a day after confirming a second positive case in Sanikiluaq.

Nunavut confirms 1st case of COVID-19

Nunavut's chief public health officer has confirmed the territory's first case of COVID-19, in Sanikiluaq. Residents of Sanikiluaq are being asked to remain at home at this time and limit contact with other residents.

Nunavut MLA doesn't regret Facebook post criticizing Black women for having abortions

Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq has stripped Patterk Netser of his ministerial portfolios after Savikataaq said he was made aware of an "unacceptable social media post."

Nunavut has new COVID-19 testing device in Iqaluit to help reduce testing times

A BioFire testing machine is now operational in Iqaluit. The government is piloting a program that will charter COVID-19 tests from communities in the Qikiqtaaluk region to be tested with the machine in Iqaluit. 

24 Nunavut residents had 'low risk' contact with guard with COVID-19 at Ottawa isolation hub

The government of Nunavut is holding a news conference on Thursday, after a security guard working in an Ottawa hotel where Nunavut residents are isolating tested positive for COVID-19.