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

100 Mile going home

Jul 22, 2017 / 2:30 pm

Photo: Twitter - @HighAltitude101 Evacuees near Princeton and in 100 Mile House can now return home. UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. Residents of 100 Mile House are going home, after the evacuation order covering the north end of Lac La Hache south

Girl's death a homicide

Jul 20, 2017 / 4:30 pm

Photo: CTV Investigators search for clues in the death of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen in Burnaby's Central Park. UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Police are now calling the suspicious death of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen a homicide.  Shen's

$400K raised for sick mom

Jul 19, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Facebook - Leah's Fight is Our Fight Over $400,000 was raised to help Leah Wiebe's fight against Leukemia. An entire community has rallied around a sick mother of two, raising over $400,000 for a new treatment trial in Seattle. Leah

Body of hiker found

Jul 19, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Photo: CTV The body of Greg Tiffin was found in Statlu Lake Tuesday, while Sophie Dowsley remains missing. The body of one of the two hikers missing north of Harrison Hot Springs has been found, a week after the search for the couple

Threats to kill firefighters

Jul 19, 2017 / 12:20 pm

Photo: RCMP A man was arrested Tuesday after a firefighter was allegedly threatened in Williams Lake Monday. A firefighter near Williams Lake says he was threatened by a man who took exception to the fire crews' back burning operations. On

2 kilos of cocaine in car

Jul 19, 2017 / 11:48 am

Photo: CFSEU Two kilograms of cocaine was seized from a Kelowna man's vehicle. A Kelowna man has been arrested after police found two kilos of cocaine in his vehicle. On July 11, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit pulled

Smoky skies ease

Jul 19, 2017 / 10:47 am

Photo: Castanet Staff Smoky skies over Kelowna eased off, Wednesday. For the first time in a couple days, blue skies can be seen above Kelowna. After two days of smoky skies in the valley, things have cleared off for the time being,

Robbery, intimidation, threat

Jul 19, 2017 / 9:33 am

Photo: RCMP Tayler Verhaegen, who has yet to face trial for a 2014 bank robbery, is facing a new charge of uttering threats. A Kelowna man who has yet to face trial for a 2014 bank robbery is back in custody after allegedly making threats,

Arrested in evac zone

Jul 18, 2017 / 5:27 pm

Photo: David Jurek The wildfire near 100 Mile House has been burning since July 6. Police have arrested a man who was feeding a friend's left behind pet in an evacuated area in 105 Mile House. Police were conducting patrols in the

Senior charged in murders

Jul 18, 2017 / 4:22 pm

Photo: CTV A 73-year-old man has been charged in a double homicide in Vancouver's West End. A 73-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder in the July 9 double homicide in Vancouver's West End. Police found the bodies