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

Jail for shooting face

Dec 13, 2017 / 4:24 pm

Nicholas Johansen A man who shot another man in the face with a sawed-off shotgun will serve another 114 days in jail, after he was sentenced to 22 months in jail on Wednesday. Police rushed to West Kelowna's Pineridge Estates

No charges laid in wildfires

Dec 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Shawn Lafond The first person on scene at the Blue Grouse wildfire believed this smouldering log sparked it. No charges have been laid in connection to several Central Okanagan wildfires this past summer. This year was the worst

Thousands raised in memory

Dec 8, 2017 / 11:03 am

Photo: Contributed Kristen Porrelli A local lawyer is looking to donate even more funds to the Kelowna Women's Shelter this year in memory of his daughter. Kristen Porrelli died in July 2014 at the age of 22. At the time, her family

Ministry pulls Waldorf funds

Dec 8, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen The province has pulled their funding for the Kelowna Waldorf School. A year after dozens of students left the Kelowna Waldorf School, the provincial government has pulled its funding for the school. The

Sheriff challenges charge

Dec 7, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Creep Hunters A Kamloops sheriff will stand trial in Kelowna in May. The former Kamloops sheriff who faces child luring charges after being caught up in a Creep Hunter's sting will challenge the constitutionality of one of the

Fined for fatal cyclist hit

Dec 6, 2017 / 3:10 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff The man who hit a cyclist on Baron Road in 2016 pleaded guilty Wednesday. The commercial truck driver who accidentally crushed and killed a bicyclist on Baron Road in April 2016 pleaded guilty to driving without due

7 years for fatal attack

Dec 5, 2017 / 12:46 pm

Photo: CTV Luka Gordic One of the men convicted of killing a 19-year-old man in Whistler in 2015 was sentenced to seven years in jail Tuesday. Despite originally being charged with second-degree murder, Arvin Golic was convicted of manslaughter

B.C.'s pot plan unveiled

Dec 5, 2017 / 11:35 am

Photo: The Canadian Press B.C. unveiled their plan for pot Tuesday. UPDATE: 11:35 a.m. The model for recreational cannabis distribution announced by the B.C. government came as no surprise to a local advocate for medicinal cannabis

Local hockey focus of doc

Dec 4, 2017 / 5:00 am

A filmmaker who grew up playing minor hockey in Kelowna came back to his hometown to investigate how the sport he loves has changed. Sam Finlay's six-part series follows a 13-year-old Kelowna hockey player in his lead-up to the 2017 WHL Bantam

When I'm premier of BC...

Dec 1, 2017 / 4:11 pm

Two BC Liberals leadership hopefuls made announcements in Kelowna, Friday, about what their party would look like under their leadership. Mike de Jong and Todd Stone are in town in advance of Saturday's leadership debate. Stone addressed



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