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Nicholas Johansen
nich@castanet.net
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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

Alleged pimp in court

Nov 21, 2017 / 11:53 am

Photo: Contributed Simon Rypiak The police investigation of an alleged Kelowna pimp spanned almost a full year. Now, a year after charges were first laid, he's back in court.  Simon Walter Rypiak, 33, is alleged to have

PM sent pics of OD victims

Nov 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Helen Jennens Helen Jennens sons, Tyler, left, and Rian, right. Helen Jennens lost both of her sons to overdoses in the past six years. The Kelowna woman has now joined hundreds of parents across the country in sending the Prime Minister

Phallic flyover stunt

Nov 17, 2017 / 10:32 am

Photo: @JamesFarmer112 A creative naval pilot drew a unique picture in the sky above Washington state, Thursday. A naval pilot showed off questionable creative flair, Thursday, in the sky above Omak, Wash. Residents of Okanogan County

Ready for a snowy opening

Nov 16, 2017 / 5:30 pm

Photo: Sun Peaks Resort Sun Peaks is preparing for one of their best opening weekends this Saturday. It's finally time to dust off the skis and boards and lay down a fresh coat of wax. Ski season has arrived, and it's looking to

Six months for fatal attack

Nov 15, 2017 / 5:37 pm

Photo: CTV Taitusi Vikilani A 20-year-old man was sentenced to six months in jail for his part in a fatal attack outside a Burnaby SkyTrain station in February 2015. Taitusi Vikilani was involved in a drunken fight in a parking lot near

Brodie gets 9 years

Nov 15, 2017 / 12:00 pm

UPDATE: 12 p.m. While Justice Martha Devlin says the rehabilitation of Donald Brodie should not be overlooked in her sentencing, she's not convinced the sentence she imposed will have any impact on him changing his ways. Brodie was

Turning life around?

Nov 14, 2017 / 3:55 pm

UPDATE: 3:55 p.m. Donald Brodie's defence argued Tuesday that after years of committing crimes, he's working to turn his life around, and his sentence should reflect his rehabilitation. Defence counsel John Gustafson said a sentence

Repairing flood damage

Nov 11, 2017 / 4:36 pm

Photo: RDCO Mission Creek breached its bank this spring. Widespread flooding across much of the Okanagan this spring has left Mission Creek in need of some TLC. Work will begin on the creek's restoration Nov. 14, downstream of

Silence online to remember

Nov 10, 2017 / 3:02 pm

Photo: Camp Pacific A Vancouver advertising agency is encouraging social media users to share their silence Saturday. In a social media-drenched world, taking a break from the digital world to remember veterans may be tough for some. A

Sex offender found again

Nov 10, 2017 / 2:42 pm

Photo: VPD Christopher Schafer Police have arrested a high-risk sex offender who has been unlawfully at large since Oct. 26. A Canada-wide warrant was issued for 40-year-old Christopher Schafer on Oct. 27, after he failed to return to
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