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

No police blame in fire

May 24, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Photo: IIO report The remains of a gasoline can used by a distraught man in a March fire. The police are not to blame for the burns a man suffered after he lit himself on fire in a Vancouver's McDonald's in March, according to B.C.'s

Block party set to rock

May 17, 2018 / 12:05 pm

Photo: Lucky Monkey Band Lucky Monkey is one of five local musical acts playing at a Kelowna block party. With summer weather now in full swing, there'll be dancing in the streets near downtown Kelowna this long weekend. The

Ponderosa drops its lineup

May 12, 2018 / 8:55 am

Photo: Ponderosa Festival Five Alarm Funk plays at Ponderosa 2017. The organizers of the Rock Creek-based Ponderosa Music Festival released the artist lineup for their fifth festival Friday night, and it features several Okanagan musicians. The

Taking issue with spec tax

May 11, 2018 / 8:05 pm

As thousands of homes across the Interior are evacuated due to flooding and Okanagan creeks continue to rise, Kelowna West MLA Ben Stewart and West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater held a press conference Friday morning to once again express their concerns

Water change starts in July

May 10, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Photo: SEKID The first phase of integrating Kelowna's water systems is expected to begin in July, now the city has chosen a contractor for the two-year project. On Wednesday, the city announced Emil Anderson Construction as contractor

'Significantly more to do'

May 10, 2018 / 3:55 pm

Photo: John Rodall Okanagan Centre wildfire in 2017. UPDATE: 3:55 p.m. A recently released report on the unprecedented 2017 wildfire and flood season in B.C. has found the province needs to commit more resources to fire prevention,

May Days returns again

May 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: File photo For the 59th year, the Rutland May Days celebration will take over Rutland Centennial Park from May 18 to 20. The annual event will once again feature a midway, with many different rides, beer gardens and wrestling shows

Toddler falls from 4th storey

May 9, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Photo: CTV A toddler was airlifted to BC Children's Hospital after falling from a fourth-storey window in Langley, Wednesday. A two-year-old child fell from a fourth-storey window in Langley Wednesday afternoon. The child was airlifted

Mission Creek rising fast

May 9, 2018 / 3:34 pm

Mission Creek has been steadily rising the last several days – but the worst could be just around the corner. The River Forecast Centre predicts Mission Creek's discharge rate will spike to 140 cubic metres per second late

Alert won't cover floods, yet

May 9, 2018 / 10:44 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen The province's new emergency alert system won't initially cover flooding events. As creeks in the Okanagan continue to rise with warming temperatures and now rain, Canada's new emergency alert system



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