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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

Comedy for wildfire relief

Jul 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed An upcoming comedy show will be raising money for a cause close to the hearts of many people in the Okanagan – wildfire relief. This Friday, Dakoda's Comedy Lounge is hosting Comedy for a Cause, with all of the

Body found, teens missing

Jul 21, 2019 / 7:06 pm

Photo: RCMP Police are looking for Bryer Schmegelsky, left, and Kam McLeod after their truck was found burned. Photo: RCMP The truck the two teen were driving. 1 2   Police are looking for two teenagers after a body

Death in police custody

Jul 21, 2019 / 4:17 pm

Photo: Google Street View A person died while in police custody in Prince George Saturday morning. A person in Prince George died while in police custody in the early hours of Saturday morning. The person was arrested Friday night at

Crash near Antlers Beach

Jul 21, 2019 / 3:17 pm

Photo: Contributed A crash slowed traffic near Antlers Beach, south of Peachland, Sunday afternoon. While details on the crash are sparse, DriveBC warns of “heavy delays” on Highway 97 in the area. The crash occurred at about

Castanet's week in review

Jul 21, 2019 / 12:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.

A celebration of tattoos

Jul 20, 2019 / 5:45 pm

The ink is flowing at the Kelowna Curling Club this weekend, where 170 artists are taking part in the annual Okanagan Tattoo Show. The event, now in its seventh year, brings artists from all over the world to show off their skills in Kelowna. The

Highway 1 reopened, slow

Jul 20, 2019 / 3:37 pm

Photo: DriveBC UPDATE: 3:35 p.m. DriveBC reports Highway 1 near Golden is now open following a vehicle incident. They caution that while the road is open to traffic, drivers should expect major delays due to backed-up congestion.  ORIGINAL:

Local link to moon walk

Jul 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

As the world looks back on the first moon landing 50 years ago to the day, a Kelowna woman is remembering her father. David Strangway wore many hats over his 82 years on earth, but in 1969, the geophysicist was a “principal investigator”

Summer events around town

Jul 19, 2019 / 1:00 pm

Check out what's happening this weekend with Jenna Craigmyle, who'll be making the rounds in the Castanet-Total Restoration Total Fun Cruiser.

Teen car thief charged again

Jul 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Connor McCron A Lake Country man snapped a photo of Orin Lucas after he caught the young man trying to break into his car. A young prolific car thief has served his stint in jail after he was sentenced in May, but his legal troubles


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