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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

Yet another outbreak at KGH

Jan 28, 2022 / 6:45 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre UPDATE: 6:45 p.m. Interior Health says there are eight COVID-19 cases connected to the new outbreak at Kelowna General Hospital that was declared Friday. All of the people who've contracted the virus within the

40% of deaths in care homes

Jan 28, 2022 / 5:17 pm

Photo: Contributed In 2020, 17 residents of Oliver's McKinney Place care home died after contracting COVID-19. A new outbreak was declared there Jan. 24. This month alone, 174 British Columbians have died after contracting COVID-19. During

2,137 new cases, 9 deaths

Jan 28, 2022 / 4:44 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry COVID hospitalizations increased by a little more than one per cent Friday. The province is reporting 2,137 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. in the past 24 hours, bringing the

Looking to lift restrictions

Jan 28, 2022 / 1:40 pm

UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. If B.C. continues to see a decrease in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the coming weeks, some restrictions on social gatherings could be lifted by Family Day. On the two-year anniversary of B.C.'s first identified

KGH outbreak declared over

Jan 27, 2022 / 3:55 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre The latest COVID-19 outbreak at Kelowna General Hospital has been declared over, after 16 people contracted the virus and one person died. The outbreak was declared on Jan. 11 in Unit 3W, which is a surgical unit. Eight

2,033 new cases, 13 deaths

Jan 27, 2022 / 3:30 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry COVID hospitalizations increased by 3 per cent Thursday. The province is reporting 2,033 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. in the past 24 hours, bringing the province's active

Annual timber harvest cut

Jan 27, 2022 / 3:18 pm

Photo: BC gov. The annual allowable cut in the Okanagan Timber Supply Area has been cut by about 20 per cent below the previous level, which was last set in 2012. Thursday afternoon, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations

Police swarm home, leave

Jan 27, 2022 / 12:20 pm

Photo: Madison Erhardt Police briefly closed Harvey Avenue at Ethel Street Thursday morning. UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. The Kelowna RCMP have confirmed no criminal offence was committed along Harvey Avenue Thursday morning, after officers swarmed

2,086 new cases, 21 deaths

Jan 26, 2022 / 4:05 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry COVID hospitalizations dropped slightly Wednesday, by 3.6 per cent. The province is reporting 2,086 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. in the past 24 hours, bringing the province's

$18M in airport funding

Jan 26, 2022 / 12:54 pm

Photo: YLW - file photo The Kelowna International Airport is receiving more than $18 million in federal funding for a number of infrastructure projects. Wednesday, Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra announced the federal government is providing
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