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Nicholas Johansen

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
Kelowna dog breeder ordered to reimburse $2k for dog's surgery

Kelowna dog breeder ordered to reimburse $2k for dog's surgery

Feb 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Kelowna dog breeder has been ordered to pay more than $2,000 for a dog's dental surgery, which was required five months after purchase. The Civil...

B.C. survey finds youth less positive about wellbeing, less hopeful for future

B.C. survey finds youth less positive about wellbeing, less hopeful for future

Feb 21, 2024 / 1:42 pm

Youth in B.C. are now less likely to rate their overall health and wellbeing positively and they feel less hopeful for their future, according to a recent...

Highway 97 crash at Daimler Drive slows traffic Wednesday

Highway 97 crash at Daimler Drive slows traffic Wednesday

Feb 21, 2024 / 12:30 pm

A crash has caused traffic delays on Highway 97 in West Kelowna Wednesday. Just before noon, a Jeep and Dodge Ram collided at the intersection of the highway...

Local firefighters battled for bragging rights at Big White's outdoor ice rink Sunday

Local firefighters battled for bragging rights at Big White's outdoor ice rink Sunday

Feb 18, 2024 / 1:00 pm

The Lake Country Fire Department took home the custom-made fire-extinguisher trophy during Sunday's annual firefighter hockey tournament at Big White. The...

Rash of farm equipment thefts in Osoyoos area over past month

Rash of farm equipment thefts in Osoyoos area over past month

Feb 18, 2024 / 11:25 am

Police are warning farmers in the Osoyoos area to be on the lookout for thieves, after a rash of farm equipment thefts over the past month. In a press release...

Vernon fire crews attended to two fires in less than 12 hours Saturday

Vernon fire crews attended to two fires in less than 12 hours Saturday

Feb 17, 2024 / 3:53 pm

UPDATE 3:52 p.m. Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) responded to two separate and unrelated structure fires Saturday. At approximately 4:30 a.m., firefighters...

Glass pane shatters during soccer game at Kelowna's MNP Place Saturday morning

Glass pane shatters during soccer game at Kelowna's MNP Place Saturday morning

Feb 17, 2024 / 12:00 pm

A panel of glass from the second story of Kelowna's MNP Place shattered and fell to the ground Saturday morning during a youth soccer game. The frightening...

Police incident at Kelowna mall stemmed from firearms complaint that turned out to be fake gun

Police incident at Kelowna mall stemmed from firearms complaint that turned out to be fake gun

Feb 17, 2024 / 9:28 am

A dramatic arrest at Kelowna's Orchard Park Mall Friday night stemmed from a firearms complaint that turned out to be for a fake gun. Kelowna RCMP...

ER closed at New Denver healthcare facility Saturday due to nursing shortage

ER closed at New Denver healthcare facility Saturday due to nursing shortage

Feb 17, 2024 / 8:55 am

Healthcare staff shortages have hit the Kootenays this weekend. In an announcement Saturday morning, Interior Health says the emergency department at New...

Vernon man accused of shining lasers in pilots' eyes found guilty of dousing RCMP officer in gasoline, acquitted of bear spray assault

Vernon man accused of shining lasers in pilots' eyes found guilty of dousing RCMP officer in gasoline, acquitted of bear spray assault

Feb 17, 2024 / 4:00 am

Lasers in pilots' eyes, bear spray, methamphetamine and an RCMP officer doused in gasoline; a recent Vernon court case was quite the wild ride. After a...



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