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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

Traffic stop turns up drugs

Feb 2, 2023 / 4:15 pm

Photo: RCMP An RCMP officer found a significant amount of drugs during a traffic stop in North Kamloops early Thursday morning, after the Mountie first noticed a piece of metal dragging under the vehicle's rear bumper. Just before 3

Fight for Starbright goes on

Feb 2, 2023 / 11:41 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen A group of parents in Kelowna are continuing their efforts to save Starbright Children's Development Centre, after the province granted the organization an extra three months of transitional funding last week. The

Sued over officer's death

Feb 2, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Dignity Memorial Michael (Mick) Harding The wife of a former Kelowna RCMP sergeant who died at age 41 has sued the provincial government, alleging his terminal brain cancer came as a result of the hazardous conditions he was exposed

Murder trial pushed to May

Feb 1, 2023 / 11:48 am

Photo: Madison Erhardt Police outside 661 Bechard Road on Oct. 18, 2021. The trial for a Kelowna woman who's charged with killing her husband in 2021 has been postponed to the spring, but she remains behind bars. Police responded

New bill worries doctors

Jan 27, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Thinkstock Local healthcare professionals are criticizing B.C.'s newly passed legislation that will make sweeping changes to how health colleges in the province are regulated. Kelowna physician Dr. Joshua Nordine says Bill 36,

Brawl suspect contacts cops

Jan 26, 2023 / 11:42 am

Photo: CrimeStoppers CrimeStoppers released an image of a suspect in an October 2022 fight at the Kelowna Community Theatre. A woman who was allegedly involved in a fight at last year's Steve-O show in the Kelowna Community Theatre has

Accused's bail denied

Jan 26, 2023 / 11:04 am

Photo: Kelowna RCMP The two men charged with attacking a teenager on Kelowna's Rail Trail in November 2021 will remain behind bars for the time being. Brothers Justin and Kyle Radis, 34 and 36 years old, were charged with robbery and

IH warns of drug poisonings

Jan 25, 2023 / 4:10 pm

Photo: File photo UPDATE: 4:10 p.m. Interior Health has received reports of 10 overdoses in Cranbrook within the past 24 hours, leading to the issuance of a drug alert Wednesday. In response to questions from Castanet, IH spokesperson

Falcon chair reopens

Jan 25, 2023 / 12:45 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. Big White's Falcon chair is back up and running Wednesday afternoon after maintenance issues put it on standby earlier in the day. Wednesday is the first day the lift has been running this

Ex-Rockets coach to NHL

Jan 22, 2023 / 2:05 pm

Photo: File photo Adam Foote Close to three years after the Kelowna Rockets fired their coach Adam Foote, he's been named as the Vancouver Canucks' assistant coach. After much speculation over the past week, the Canucks announced
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