Sara Frizzell

News producer

Sara Frizzell is a reporter with CBC Ottawa. Previously, she worked as the news producer at CBC Nunavut. 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

Turtle survey aims to expand our knowledge of vulnerable reptile's habitat

Researchers have just finished combing some sandy beaches along the Coulonge River in western Quebec's Pontiac region for wood turtles, designated a vulnerable species in that province. They found three. 

Local chocolatiers forced to adapt as cocoa prices soar

Ottawa-Gatineau chocolatiers are changing their production processes, focusing on their retail operations and raising prices to deal with higher cocoa costs. 

Contractor scams bilking Ottawans out of thousands, police say

Ottawa police say they've heard from about 10 west-end Ottawa residents who've handed over up to $13,000 each to a suspected scammer ring.

Taxi drivers glued to every minute of $215M lawsuit against city

At travel hubs, hotels and malls across the city, taxi drivers waiting for fares are watching and breaking down the long-awaited industry lawsuit against the City of Ottawa.

Transit commission approves nearly $1B e-bus plan after 2nd look

After providing extra scrutiny in an emergency meeting Friday, the transit commission voted overwhelmingly in favour of the city's plan to buy 350 electric buses over the next three years.

Stranded Sunwing passengers now home, but frustrations continue

Two eastern Ontario families are among the Sunwing passengers who struggled for multiple days to get a straight answer from the airline on when they would return home, and are still waiting to hear how they will be compensated.

Doctors warn holidays will likely bring COVID-19 infections

Ottawa’s wastewater data show that the COVID-19 signal is 10 times higher than it was at this time last year, but the biggest difference between this year and last year is how much people care, according to an epidemiologist.

'We were pulled to Ukraine': Families with Ottawa ties return home to Kyiv

For two families with connections to Ottawa, returning home to Kyiv felt necessary — but only one still feels safe enough in the city to stay.

Amid controversy, police board says it will announce new police chief Friday

Despite controversy this week about when the city should hire a new police chief, the police services board is pushing ahead with its plan to hire someone before the end of this city council term. The board said it will be announcing a new chief Friday at 2 p.m.

Auditor's review causes city to rethink how it will buy electric buses

The audit made five recommendations, most of which are rectified at least in part by the switch from the city producing its own RFP to entering into a joint procurement agreement with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).