Sara Frizzell

Web Writer/Reporter

Sara Frizzell has been a reporter with CBC News in Iqaluit since February 2017. 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

No one from the public attends Aqsarniit hotel's liquor licence hearing

Nunavut’s liquor and cannabis board held a public hearing Tuesday night seeking feedback on the Aqsarniit hotel and conference centre’s application for two liquor licences. 

Igloolik businessman found liable for sex assault has yet to pay plaintiffs

Four plaintiffs in a successful Nunavut civil case ordering damages for sexual assault are still waiting for prominent Igloolik businessman Ike Haulli to pay their court-ordered compensation. 

Iqaluit man charged with kidnapping with a gun will face trial

A preliminary hearing for Gabriel Choquette was held on Tuesday at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit. 

Construction company pleads not guilty to safety act charges for explosion in Pond Inlet

The construction company Tower Arctic Limited has pleaded not guilty to charges under the Nunavut Safety Act.

Nunavut court hears first-ever request for written Gladue report for Inuit offenders

Nunavut’s chief justice is considering whether or not to order a formal Gladue report for the first time in the territory. 

Scientist who linked Nunavut water to Mars exploration wins lifetime award

Scientists looking for water on other planets may learn from a researcher who’s spent 40 years studying permafrost in Canada’s Arctic.

Case of whooping cough in Iqaluit confirmed by Nunavut Health Department

A case of whooping cough in Iqaluit was confirmed by the Nunavut Health Department last week. 

NDP leader promises to push for climate action, affordable housing in Iqaluit

Nunavut’s new member of Parliament Mumilaaq Qaqqaq toured Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the NDP, around Iqaluit this weekend. 

Kivallirmiut concerned about who can run and vote in Inuit Association election

Nunavut’s premier, many university and college students and those away from the Kivalliq region for long-term medical treatment are finding out they can’t vote in the upcoming election for the Kivalliq Inuit Association.

Keepers of the Language: Nunavut's newsreader has done it all, from garbage man to mayor

Kowisa Arlooktoo's voice is one people across Nunavut and Northern Quebec have been waking up to every weekday for more than a decade — he reads the day’s news in Inuktitut. 

Nunavut government rebuilding network after ransomware attack

The government of Nunavut is rebuilding its communications network after a ransomware attack encrypted its files.

Environmental group asks to suspend Baffinland mine's approval process

Baffinland’s Mary River mine is facing a motion from the environmental group Oceans North to suspend the approval process underway to double its iron ore production. 

New Cape Dorset health centre could hold those on suicide watch, inquest hears

A coroner's inquest into the death of a man in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, heard that new facilities in the community could hold subjects considered at risk of suicide more safely.

Cell guard, Ottawa police testify on 2nd day of inquest into death of man in RCMP cell

The second day of a coroner's inquest into the death of Adla Pudlat heard emotional testimony from the cell guard present when the man was found dead in an RCMP cell in Cape Dorset.

Coroner's inquest into death of man in RCMP cell hears sister's testimony on day one

The coroner’s inquest into the death of Adla Pudlat, who died while in RCMP custody more than three years ago, is underway in Cape Dorset, Nunavut.