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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

Working for 'bright futures'

Feb 20, 2020 / 8:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Photo Cut Line: A new agreement was signed by School District 23 at the Sensisyusten House of Learning Thursday night. Schools in the Central Okanagan committed to increasing opportunities for Indigenous students while

Multiple crashes on drive

Feb 20, 2020 / 8:30 pm

Photo: @Canuck13625367 / Twitter UPDATE 8:30 p.m. A woman driving from Kelowna to the coast Thursday night witnessed a serious crash on the Okanagan Connector, before getting stuck on the Coquihalla for an hour due to a different crash.  Tia

6th coronavirus case in B.C.

Feb 20, 2020 / 5:45 pm

Photo: Contributed Dr. Bonnie Henry A sixth case of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has been discovered in B.C, this time stemming from a recent trip to Iran. On Thursday evening, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry

Crash cleared near YLW

Feb 20, 2020 / 4:05 pm

UPDATE: 4:05 p.m. Traffic on Highway 97 appears to be flowing smoothly once again near the Kelowna International Airport after a crash slowed traffic earlier in the afternoon.  ORIGINAL: 3 p.m. A trailer appears to have blown

Caught doubling speed limit

Feb 20, 2020 / 3:45 pm

Photo: Delta Police Police in Delta were out catching speeders Thursday. Police in Delta called a driver “insanely reckless” after a Mercedes SUV was pulled over driving more than double the speed limit Thursday. Delta police

Jailed for exposing genitals

Feb 20, 2020 / 5:00 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen A mentally ill man was sentenced Wednesday for exposing his genitals to two teenagers in Rutland last summer, but he was released after receiving credit for time served. Jesse Nelson received a month of jail for

More local kids smoke, drink

Feb 20, 2020 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed More young people in the Okanagan drink alcohol, use cannabis, vape and have sex than those across the rest of the province, according to a recently published survey. The survey of more than 38,000 young people between

CFL head's 'global vision'

Feb 19, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Randy Ambrosie The head of the CFL is coming to Kelowna to talk about the future of the league this spring. On April 23, the Okanagan Sun will host CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie to speak about his “global

'Rutland Mel' sentenced

Feb 19, 2020 / 5:00 am

Photo: File photo A woman accused of violent robbery of a sex worker in downtown Kelowna, causing “life-threatening” injuries, was sentenced to 21 months in jail Tuesday for the incident. Police were called to the Petro-Canada

Lenarduzzi coming to town

Feb 18, 2020 / 6:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Bob Lenarduzzi A Canadian soccer legend will be coming to Kelowna next month. Bob Lenarduzzi, a Canadian soccer hall of famer, played for the Vancouver Whitecaps from 1974 to 1984 while playing 47 games for Canada's
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