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Nicholas Johansen
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Nich Johansen is a graduate of Langara College's journalism program.

A native of Maple Ridge, he spent four years in Kelowna at UBC Okanagan, graduating with an Environmental Science degree. He fell in love with the Okanagan during this time, and is excited he has found his way back.

When he isn't chasing stories or writing you can find him on a beach, a skateboard or a pair of skis, depending on the weather.
Latest Articles from Nicholas Johansen

Home destroyed by fire

Sep 24, 2022 / 8:30 am

Photo: Linda Holden A house burns on Forsyth Drive in Penticton overnight. A house was completely destroyed by a fire on Penticton's West Bench area overnight. The large fire occurred just before midnight on Forsyth Drive. The home

Avian flu session planned

Sep 23, 2022 / 5:41 pm

Photo: Pixabay - file photo The province is holding an information session for poultry owners in Kelowna next week. The information session comes after several avian flu outbreaks were discovered across the Okanagan last spring. Several

On the Lawn raises $30k

Sep 23, 2022 / 10:57 am

Photo: Elevation Outdoors - Shane Collins After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a local non-profit raised $30,000 through their annual lawn bowling tournament this summer. Over four weeks through July and August, Elevation

Crystal Mtn. claim ongoing

Sep 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Four people were injured in a chairlift crash at West Kelowna's Crystal Mountain in 2014. More than eight years after a terrifying chairlift crash at the now-defunct Crystal Mountain Resort in West Kelowna, the Workers'

Cop's punches legal: expert

Sep 22, 2022 / 3:08 pm

The judge presiding over a Kelowna RCMP officer's assault trial may ultimately have to decide which “use-of-force” expert she believes – the Crown's or the defence's. Const. Siggy Pietrzak was charged with assault

Distraction or retaliation?

Sep 21, 2022 / 5:15 pm

Photo: Tyler Russell Tyler Russell shortly after he was discharged from KGH following his arrest in May 2020. A Kelowna RCMP officer who's facing trial for an assault charge was not aware officers are trained to only use force against

28 crime recommendations

Sep 21, 2022 / 3:45 pm

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. A soon-to-be-released report investigating repeat criminal offenders and random acts of violence in B.C. contains 28 recommendations the provincial government can take to address these issues. And the province is immediately taking

New mayor after 17 years

Sep 18, 2022 / 12:05 pm

Photo: Contributed Blair Ireland After 17 years, Lake Country has a new mayor. Two-term councillor Blair Ireland has been acclaimed mayor of the district after his lone challenger in the mayoral race dropped out of the running last week. Long-time

Vax card challenges fail

Sep 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: The Canadian Press B.C.'s chief justice was busy this past week, dismissing four separate challenges to B.C.'s vaccine passport program. Since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in March

10 years of Motionball

Sep 17, 2022 / 2:00 pm

Over the 10 years the Motionball fundraiser has been held in Kelowna, more than $1 million has been raised for Special Olympic athletes. Hundreds of people returned to Kelowna's City Park Saturday for the annual event, making up 36 teams.
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