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

Arrest after shots reported

Jan 16, 2021 / 10:15 am

Photo: CTV News A man was arrested by police after reports of a shooting in a Coquitlam high rise Saturday morning. A man was arrested in Coquitlam early Saturday morning after reports of gunshots at an apartment building, but police have

Kidnapping charges stayed

Jan 16, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Facebook Clayton Zeleniski was one of five people charged for an alleged kidnapping incident in 2019. Three people were originally scheduled to face trial in Kelowna's BC Supreme Court next week for a high-profile kidnapping,

509 new cases, 9 deaths

Jan 15, 2021 / 3:40 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. In the past 24 hours, 509 more British Columbians were diagnosed with COVID-19, including 86 in the Interior Health region. The new cases

2 arrested for home invasion

Jan 15, 2021 / 1:31 pm

Photo: Miriam Halpenny Police spent several days at a Gerstmar Road home, as part of an investigation into a Webster Road home invasion Saturday night. Almost a week after an alleged home invasion in Rutland that had neighbours asking questions,

Cases spike near Kamloops

Jan 15, 2021 / 1:08 pm

Photo: IH Ceremonial first vaccines to an Elder and a nurse at Canim Lake. New COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in the Kamloops region last week, with the rate of new infections surpassing most regions in the province. From Jan. 7 to 13, 282

Cop pointed gun at officer

Jan 15, 2021 / 10:54 am

Photo: Colin Dacre A former Kelowna RCMP officer was transferred and docked pay after pointing her gun at a fellow officer who was teasing her, while they were inside the Kelowna detachment. The incident occurred in the early morning hours

Slower vaccine rollout

Jan 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Betty, a Sunnybank care home resident in Oliver, receives the first vaccination for a care home resident in the Interior Health region. While all long-term care home residents in the Vancouver Coastal Health region are

Rising cases due to holidays

Jan 14, 2021 / 4:37 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. Communities across B.C.'s Interior are seeing rising case numbers of COVID-19 that are directly related to gatherings held over the holiday

Rapist tries for 2nd appeal

Jan 14, 2021 / 3:29 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Jeremey Czechowski Despite having been convicted of a violent 2016 rape, a West Kelowna man will be released on bail once again as he appeals his conviction through Canada's top court. Jeremy Czechowski was

536 new cases, 7 deaths

Jan 14, 2021 / 3:20 pm

Another 536 British Columbians were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, including 115 people in the Interior Health region – the highest single day case count the region has seen since the beginning of the pandemic. The new cases


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