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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

Scandia sued for stumble

May 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

File photo A woman is suing Scandia Golf and Games after she tripped while playing mini golf. A beloved Kelowna institution is getting sued. A West Kelowna woman has filed a notice of civil claim against Scandia Golf and Games for more

Burglarized on birthday

May 17, 2019 / 4:31 pm

Photo: Liam Park A muddy boot print was left on the door at the scene of an overnight break-in. A new small business owner in Kelowna woke up to a terrible birthday surprise Friday. After a year of planning and securing loans, Kitty Bent

Good Samaritan hit, killed

May 17, 2019 / 12:38 pm

Photo: Twitter - Joshua Knaak A man was killed in a "chain-reaction" crash on the Coquihalla Thursday. The man who was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the Coquihalla Highway Thursday was struck by a vehicle after he had stopped

How 'sky penis' came to be

May 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: @JamesFarmer112 Some light has been shed on the backstory of a penis drawn in the sky just south of the border a year and a half ago. All eyes were on the skies on Nov. 16, 2017, when an American naval pilot showed off his creative

Jail for 18-year-old car thief

May 16, 2019 / 4:34 pm

Photo: Connor McCron A Lake Country man snapped a photo of Orin Lucas after he caught the young man trying to break into his car. An 18-year-old Kelowna man who stole at least four vehicles, seriously injured a man in a crash and assaulted

Tearful confession in court

May 15, 2019 / 5:17 pm

Photo: Facebook Steven Pirko It was an emotional day in Kelowna court Wednesday as the videotaped confession of Steven Pirko was played for the jury on the 11th day of Crown evidence submissions in his second-degree murder trial. Pirko

Bus pull for United Way

May 14, 2019 / 12:01 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Once again, Kelowna residents are training hard to pull a city bus across the Prospera Place parking lot. The annual charity event will see teams of eight community members hit the parking lot on May 25 for the round-robin

Progress made on wildfire

May 12, 2019 / 10:53 am

Photo: Maliq Mak/CTV News UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. Firefighters in the B.C. Interior have made what the BC Wildfire Service calls “good progress,” in battling a rural blaze authorities believe is human caused, that grew some 20 times

High on heroin during arrest

May 11, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Facebook Steven Pirko The man accused of killing Chris Ausman on a Rutland sidewalk in 2014 was high on heroin when police arrested him almost three years after the killing. The video of the first of four interrogation sessions

Local wins Big Brother

May 9, 2019 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Twitter - Dane Rupert Kelowna's Dane Rupert won Big Brother Canada Thursday night. Kelowna now has a reality-TV champion in its midst. Thursday night, 28-year-old Dane Rupert won this season's Big Brother Canada, beating
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