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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

Simple sandbag solution

May 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

As local residents, firefighters, police and friendly strangers fill sandbags to protect homes from flooding creeks and rising lake levels, several locals have pointed to a simple device that could help expedite the sandbagging process. A video

Unique danger on lake

May 19, 2017 / 8:02 pm

There are some uniquely dangerous conditions on Okanagan Lake this long weekend, and several organizations were out Friday urging boaters to be cautious. The annual kickoff to safe boating week, hosted by the Okanagan chapter of the Canadian Power

Rory's 'most important fight'

May 19, 2017 / 9:59 am

Photo: Instagram - Rory MacDonald Rory MacDonald, left, makes his Bellator debut tonight, after training with David Lea, middle, at Kelowna's Toshido MMA. Rory MacDonald came back to the city where he learned to throw his first punch

Silver lining for fest fans

May 18, 2017 / 7:15 pm

Photo: Facebook UPDATE: 7:15 p.m Who's up for a road trip? While it may be a bit longer of a drive than to Pemberton, organizers of Ontario's Way Home Festival are extending an invitation to those stuck with now-useless Pemberton

Another water advisory

May 18, 2017 / 5:17 pm

Photo: Contributed Another water quality advisory has been issued in the Okanagan. While some local water notices have been downgraded, others areas are now under a water quality advisory. Residents in the McKinley Landing Area and McKinley

Urging blood donations

May 18, 2017 / 10:39 am

Photo: Getty Images Canadian Blood Services is asking the public for more blood donations heading into the summer months. Blood supplies in Kelowna are lower than normal, so Canadian Blood Services is urging people to give. Blood is tough

Blaming Crown for delay

May 17, 2017 / 3:51 pm

The defence for three men charged with killing Jonathan Bacon outside The Grand hotel in 2011 argued Wednesday that the Crown has been responsible for much of the delay in getting the case to trial. Michael Jones, Jason McBride and Jujhar

Machete slasher arrested

May 16, 2017 / 6:40 pm

Photo: Facebook Derrick Antoine is back in custody after allegedly breaching bail conditions. A man released from custody just two months ago following sentencing for three separate “barbaric” and “vicious attacks”

Bacon case taking too long?

May 16, 2017 / 12:48 pm

Photo: Contributed Jonathan Bacon was shot and killed in Kelowna in August 2011. Defence for three men accused in the 2011 midday slaying of Jonathan Bacon spent the second day of trial arguing the proceedings have taken too long. Michael

14 months for abduction

May 16, 2017 / 9:44 am

Photo: File photo A man who abducted a woman he met on an online dating site will serve an additional two weeks in jail. Jean-Francois Dufour pleaded guilty in October 2016 to forcible confinement and uttering threats after the abduction