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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

Guilty in sex assault

Mar 30, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Linkedin Brandin Corbett A Kelowna man pleaded guilty to sexual assault Wednesday, for incidents that occurred between December 2015 and January 2016. Brandin Corbett appeared in Kelowna's provincial court Wednesday morning

Car flips on Connector

Mar 29, 2017 / 3:42 pm

Photo: Randy Brown Spring officially sprung more than a week ago, but winter conditions remain on the Okanagan Connector. Weather caused problems for two men in a Subaru Outback when they hit pooling water on the mountain highway, causing

Guilty of child molestation

Mar 29, 2017 / 3:28 pm

Photo: File photo A Summerland man was found guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting a child. Justice Allan Betton found 55-year-old Alfred Friesen guilty of the six charges he was facing: two counts each of sexual assault, sexual interference

Crown wraps up case

Mar 29, 2017 / 12:59 pm

Photo: File photo The prosecution wrapped up their case Wednesday in the second-degree murder trial for Grace Robotti. Robotti has admitted to killing 26-year-old Roxanne Louie, the mother of Robotti's great-grandson, after the two got

Dangerous offender upset

Mar 29, 2017 / 9:48 am

Photo: Marzio Manderioli A courtroom sketch of Michael Ellis during witness testimony Sept. 17, 2014. A man serving an indefinite jail sentence for a notorious police shootout and chase in West Kelowna is unhappy with his lawyer. Michael

Dental work from the heart

Mar 28, 2017 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Fresh Dental Hygiene A Kelowna dental hygiene office is offering free cleanings for those who can't afford proper dental care. On April 8, Fresh Dental Hygiene, a small dental hygiene office in Kelowna, is participating in the

Robbers steal guns

Mar 28, 2017 / 8:02 pm

UPDATE 8:01 P.M. Armed thieves made off with a number of handguns from a local outdoor store before torching their getaway truck on the Westside. Antler Creek Outfitters owner Larry Wilkins was held at gunpoint at 3:33 p.m. Tuesday while

Jury views graphic images

Mar 28, 2017 / 4:49 pm

Photo: File photo The jury in Grace Robotti's murder trial heard graphic descriptions Tuesday of the blows that killed Roxanne Louie. Grace Robotti, the 67-year-old great-grandmother of Louie's son, has admitted to killing Louie

Drinking up best in booze

Mar 26, 2017 / 4:56 am

Photo: Urban Distillery Okanagan booze will be on display in Vancouver in April at the fourth annual BC Distilled Festival. The “artisan distillery event” takes place at the Croatian Cultural Centre on April 8. Thirty-four

'I went insane ... I just lost it'

Mar 24, 2017 / 2:02 pm

Photo: File photo “I went insane,” Grace Robotti told an RCMP corporal the day after her arrest and eight days after she repeatedly struck Roxanne Louie in the head with a small crowbar, killing her. “I was out of control,