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

Charity's stolen items found

Jul 17, 2018 / 11:22 am

Photo: Mike Greer Mike Greer with his recovered mountain bike and laptop. The man who runs a local charity is back on the mountain bike trails this week teaching underprivileged youth how to ride after police found his stolen bike and laptop. Mike

'Way behind' in medical pot

Jul 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Rob Gibson The Starbuds dispensary in downtown Kelowna was shut down by the city earlier this year. The co-owner of a Kelowna skateboard shop that was selling cannabis up until this week says the City of Kelowna is “way

Dispensaries a year away

Jul 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: The Canadian Press Recreational cannabis dispensaries aren't expected to open their doors in Kelowna until mid-2019. While the federal legalization of cannabis is just over 13 weeks away, dispensaries won't be opening

Growing govt. pot locally

Jul 12, 2018 / 4:52 pm

Photo: DOJA Cannabis The DOJA Culture Cafe coffee shop in downtown Kelowna. Two cannabis growers in Kelowna will join 31 other companies across Canada in producing recreational cannabis for the government, come legalization this fall. B.C.'s

Local drama in Honduras

Jul 12, 2018 / 11:12 am

Photo: Sylvain Laroche A sales agreement for a condo that JC Rathwell says is inauthentic. A Kelowna man is back in town and wants to clear his name after a Honduras business deal gone wrong. But, the other party involved says he's making

Boardshop pot sales halted

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen The Bakery Boardshop in downtown Kelowna. The City of Kelowna successfully stopped a downtown skateboard shop from selling cannabis Wednesday, at least for now. On June 12, the city served Bobby Kennedy, co-owner

BC's first gov't pot shop

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:55 pm

Photo: Google Street View Columbia Place Shopping Centre With legalization of cannabis less than 10 weeks away, the B.C. government has found its first location for a government-run retail store. The first store will be located in Kamloops,

Missing man found dead

Jul 11, 2018 / 11:39 am

Photo: RCMP Martin Joseph Thiffault The remains of a missing Kelowna man were found in Kamloops last week, but police don't believe there was any criminal activity involved in his death. Martin Joseph Thiffault, 48, was last

Memories hit lost chord

Jul 11, 2018 / 9:47 am

Photo: Ron Vaselenak A Kelowna grandfather is looking to find the custom guitar he built for his late son. A Kelowna grandfather is looking to reunite a family heirloom with his eight-year-old grandson.  Just over a year ago, on

Tattoos galore - and more

Jul 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen The Okanagan Tattoo Show is fast approaching, featuring 140 artists over three days at the Kelowna Curling Club. The show is entering its sixth year, after starting out at the Parkinson Rec Centre in 2013 with just



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