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

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.

Nunavut leaders say be kind as Pond Inlet wrestles with territory's 1st COVID-19 case

James Arreak, the mayor of Pond Inlet, said the community needs to come together and help each other and that it is doing that. 

Nunavut reports 1st case of COVID-19 in Pond Inlet

Nunavut has reported its first case of COVID-19 in the community of Pond Inlet, according to Nunavut's Chief Public Health Officer Michael Patterson.

Gatherings of more than 5 people prohibited in Nunavut, as gov't clarifies COVID-19 rules

The government of Nunavut is clarifying the rules around how Nunavummiut are expected to operate under the public health emergency. 

Nunavut Mining Symposium cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The Nunavut Mining Symposium Society has decided to cancel the upcoming symposium due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. 

Nunavut outfitter found guilty of running wildlife tours without a licence

The offences relate to four consecutive days in March 2017, when the Nunavut outfitter ran private tours out of a camp it had set up around 30 kilometres outside of Qikiqtarjuaq.  

Nunavut's government and Inuit organization renew promise to work together

The groups have recommitted to their partnership twice since 1999: first in 2004 and again in 2011, with the Clyde River Protocol.

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.