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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

Downtown dealer jailed

Jan 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Facebook Stephan Rauner A former downtown Kelowna drug dealer with 48 criminal convictions says he has connected with a higher power while in custody, and he's committed to turning his life around. On Friday, Justice Gary Weatherill

Suit against minor hockey

Jan 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Kelowna Minor Hockey Association The former executive director of the Kelowna Minor Hockey Association is taking his former employer to court. Doug Herron worked as executive director of the organization for just under two years,

Pot shops wait on province

Jan 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed A computer-generated image of the proposed Starbuds cannabis retail store in Lake Country. It's been almost a month since Lake Country councillors changed their minds and approved the municipality's first

Outbreaks at seniors' homes

Jan 15, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Baptist Housing Village at Smith Creek Outbreaks have been declared at two seniors' long-term care homes in the Central Okanagan. Last Tuesday, a gastrointestinal illness outbreak was declared in the east wing of Kelowna's

Guilty plea at murder trial

Jan 14, 2019 / 11:24 am

Photo: Facebook Jay Thomson UPDATE 11:20 a.m. “I am guilty,” Jay Thomson told the Kelowna courtroom Monday morning The surprise plea came at the start of Thomson’s scheduled six-week trial for second-degree murder,

Jailed for touching child

Jan 12, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: File photo A 14-month jail sentence was handed out in Kelowna court Friday for sexually touching a child – a case that brought a tear to the eye of the judge who heard the case. Jeremy Carlson, a transgender person

$1 million alleged stolen

Jan 11, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Facebook Carey Earl A company that provides support services for people in Kelowna with "diverse abilities” claims its former bookkeeper stole $1 million from the organization over 13 years. In November, Access Human

Snowmobile stolen from lot

Jan 11, 2019 / 2:31 pm

A snowmobile was stolen from a West Kelowna auto dealer Thursday night, and the theft was caught on video. A man in a white Ford F-250 drove up to the gate at NOx Automotive on Louie Drive and used an angle grinder to cut through a chain that was

Young people dying from flu

Jan 10, 2019 / 5:00 am

Younger people have been killed by flu-related complications in the B.C. Interior during a particularly bad flu season this year. The flu season began early this year, in November, and has hit the region's children and young adults harder than

More hwy closure services

Jan 9, 2019 / 12:32 pm

Photo: Lary Ash The Trans-Canada Highway was closed for most of last Thursday due to avalanche danger. In the wake of the Trans-Canada closure last week between Revelstoke and Golden, the Ministry of Transportation is working to provide
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