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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

Dangerous city for homeless

Mar 21, 2019 / 3:35 pm

Photo: Alanna Kelly - file photo A man outside Kelowna's Inn from the Cold shelter, which has since closed down. A new report from the BC Coroners Service reveals Kelowna is a particularly dangerous city for the homeless. The report,

Sued for escape room injury

Mar 20, 2019 / 3:10 pm

Photo: File photo A trip to a local escape room ended with a trip to Kelowna General Hospital last year. A Kelowna woman who fell and injured her hand at a local escape room tried, and failed, to have the business pay for her injury-related

Mtn biking power couple

Mar 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Fraser Britton Coldstream's Vaea Verbeeck competes in New Zealand Tuesday. A local pro mountain biking couple secured two podium finishes in New Zealand this week. The first leg of the Crankworx World

Big boost to wildfire budget

Mar 19, 2019 / 1:05 pm

On the heels of the two worst wildfire seasons in B.C.'s recorded history, the province has increased the wildfire fighting budget by 58 per cent. The increase in wildfire management funding, which was included in the 2019 budget last month,

8 years sought for rapist

Mar 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Jeremy Czechowski This story contains graphic details that may not be suitable for all readers. The Crown is seeking a sentence of up to eight years for a man who violently raped a young woman more than three

Marching for the future

Mar 15, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Hundreds of Kelowna students cut out of class early Friday afternoon to join students around the world in protest against inaction on climate change. At 1 p.m., students flooded into downtown Kelowna's Kerry Park with signs urging politicians

Bail for 5 alleged kidnappers

Mar 15, 2019 / 12:58 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen The fifth and final person allegedly involved in a kidnapping in Kelowna last month has been granted bail. On the evening of March 1, police arrested five people at multiple locations across Kelowna in connection

$1.8 million allegedly stolen

Mar 14, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Facebook Carey Earl The former bookkeeper of a Kelowna organization who's accused of stealing $1.8 million has lobbed back accusations at her former employer. Last November, Access Human Resources Inc. filed a civil suit against

Gas prices on the rise?

Mar 12, 2019 / 3:15 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Prices at the Shell and Petro-Canada near Richter Street have gone up to 137.9 cents per litre. UPDATE: 5:25 p.m. There are reports the Shell station on 32nd Street in Vernon has jacked up the price of gas

Minister to talk farming

Mar 10, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: The Canadian Press Marie-Claude Bibeau Canada's agriculture minister will be making her way to the Okanagan for the first time this week. Marie-Claude Bibeau will be stopping in Vernon and Kelowna on Monday to speak with farmers
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