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Nicholas Johansen
nich@castanet.net
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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

'Justice moves slowly'

Aug 15, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen The defence in the Jonathan Bacon murder trial argued Tuesday the Crown has been moving slowly in disclosing evidence.  After three weeks of break in the Jonathan Bacon murder trial, defence requested two more

Outdoors - for everyone

Aug 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

While many in the Okanagan may take their easy access to the outdoors for granted, those with disabilities can have a harder time getting out of their urban environment. The Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) gives people with disabilities

More forced to flee fires

Aug 11, 2017 / 9:42 am

Photo: Contributed More homes have been evacuated due to wildfires near Anahim Lake. Wildfires forced more people from their homes Thursday, as the Precipice wildfire encroached on homes in the Anahim Lake and Nimpo Lake area. The 6,050-hectare

Another break in Bacon trial

Aug 11, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen The trial of three men accused of killing Jonathan Bacon is set to resume Aug. 14. The trial of three men charged in the 2011 gang slaying of Jonathan Bacon in Kelowna is taking another break. Jujhar Khun-Khun,

Viewing eclipse with pros

Aug 10, 2017 / 7:15 pm

Photo: James Kanester A partial solar eclipse from October 2014.  Those in Kelowna looking for a dose of education during the upcoming solar eclipse are in luck. On the morning of Aug. 21, the moon will block out the majority

Body found in hotel

Aug 10, 2017 / 2:21 pm

Photo: Google Street View A man was found dead in a Kamloops hotel room Thursday morning. Hotel staff on West Columbia Street found the young man in one of the rooms just before 9 a.m. and notified police. RCMP says it's too early

Struggling to keep lawyer

Aug 9, 2017 / 6:45 pm

Photo: RCMP Tayler Verhaegen is accused of robbing a Kelowna bank in 2014.  The trial for the man accused of robbing a bank in Kelowna may be delayed again after his lawyer stepped away from the case. Again. Tayler Verhaegen is facing

Truck in river, man missing

Aug 9, 2017 / 2:15 pm

Photo: RCMP Police are looking for Allan Ellsworth, a Kelowna man who went missing near Revelstoke.  Police are looking for a Kelowna man who went missing south of Revelstoke on July 31, the second man missing in the area around the

Highway 93 closed

Aug 5, 2017 / 2:24 pm

Photo: Twitter - @kimmiperraton A wildfire can be seen burning from Highway 93. UPDATE:2:22 pm. The Verdant Creek wildfire has once again forced the closure of Highway 93 from Radium to Castle Junction. There is no estimate for re-opening,

A future with more fires

Aug 3, 2017 / 10:30 am

The first half of B.C.'s summer has been filled with wildfires, and as the climate continues to change, things could get a lot worse. In B.C. alone, 501 wildfires larger than 0.1 hectares have burned as of Wednesday, burning an estimated 426,000
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