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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

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

Cyclist hit, driver flees

Jul 17, 2019 / 3:40 pm

Photo: Google Street View A cyclist was struck by a vehicle on Bernard Avenue last week. A cyclist was hit by a vehicle last week on Bernard Avenue, and police are still searching for the driver. Just before 6 p.m. last Wednesday, a cyclist

Coffee poured on dog's face

Jul 17, 2019 / 1:15 pm

Photo: File photo A file photo of a German shepherd-husky cross A Vancouver Island man has been arrested and charged after allegedly pouring hot coffee on a dog's face. Sooke RCMP says the incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. on

Fawn's life on the line

Jul 17, 2019 / 12:10 pm

Photo: Julie-Ann Murdoch A West Kelowna vet hopes to save a fawn's life after it was found with a broken leg on the side of the road in the North Okanagan. On Tuesday, a person brought the young deer to the Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital.

Another accused jumps bail

Jul 17, 2019 / 11:20 am

Photo: File photo After five people were arrested for an alleged kidnapping in Kelowna last February, a warrant has been issued for another of the accused, for not showing up to court. After failing to appear in court on an unrelated charge,

Last video store up for grabs

Jul 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

For the past 15 years, Leo's Video has been providing Kelowna with thousands of new and hard-to-find movies. Now, Leo Bartels is moving on, but he's looking for a similarly passionate person to take over the store. As video rental

Castanet's week in review

Jul 14, 2019 / 12:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.  

Best bikers in the world

Jul 13, 2019 / 4:30 pm

For the second year, the world's top downhill mountain bikers took to the slopes of Big White. The Slopestyle Invitational competition, the brainchild of 23-year-old Tom van Steenbergen, held its gold event Saturday afternoon, the culmination

Party takes over downtown

Jul 13, 2019 / 11:15 am

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Cab drivers want fairness

Jul 13, 2019 / 5:00 am

This past week, the province announced it will begin to allow ride-sharing applications in B.C. sometime after mid-September, and unveiled the new rules that will regulate the service. Kelowna City Councillor Ryan Donn called the new rules “a


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