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

'Dirty Business' forfeiture

Sep 22, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre - file photo The B.C. government is looking to seize two vehicles from a Kelowna man following a police raid in June of this year, alleging the vehicles are “proceeds and instruments of unlawful activity.” In

Murder cases in court

Sep 22, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Lorence Earl Williams A Kelowna murder case continues to slowly wind its way through the courts, while another is set to begin trial next month. Thursday morning, Justice Alison Beames delivered her decision on one

All evacuees returning home

Sep 21, 2023 / 4:03 pm

Photo: BCWS Some hot spots remain on the McDougall Creek wildfire More than a month after evacuation orders were first issued due to the McDougall Creek wildfire, all residents can now return home. Thursday afternoon, Central Okanagan

COVID at care home

Sep 21, 2023 / 2:19 pm

Photo: Britt Janz - file photo Kelowna's Orchard Manor care home back in April 2020. Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a Kelowna long-term care home this week. The outbreak was declared Tuesday at Orchard Manor on

Shooting charges stayed

Sep 21, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen A police officer outside of a unit at the Golden Age Apartments on the morning of March 21, 2021. A Kelowna man who was charged with attempted murder after a 2021 shooting in Rutland had his charges stayed earlier

Festival sells out in 3 hours

Sep 20, 2023 / 1:14 pm

Tickets to the 25th anniversary of Shambhala Music Festival are a hot commodity, with the festival selling out in a a record three hours. Last Friday, the Kootenay-based electronic music festival released tickets for the 2024 festival – its

Wildfire at 450 hectares

Sep 17, 2023 / 10:12 pm

Photo: Contributed The fire visible from the top of Princeton Road outside Peachland. UPDATE 10:10 p.m. The glow from the 450-hectare Glen Lake wildfire is visible in the night sky from Peachland. The blaze is particularly visible

Police swarm bridge area

Sep 17, 2023 / 3:22 pm

Photo: Tim Petruk Police are investigating a report of something suspicious near Overlanders Bridge Sunday afternoon. UPDATE: 3:23 p.m. Roads have reopened in the area after an earlier RCMP investigation in the vicinity of the Overlanders

New evacuations in Cariboo

Sep 17, 2023 / 12:20 pm

Photo: BCWS The Hell Raving Creek wildfire While B.C.'s worst wildfire season on record is slowing down in some parts of the province, that's not the case everywhere. Sunday at noon, the Cariboo Regional District issued a new

Smoky skies return

Sep 17, 2023 / 11:30 am

Photo: Castanet webcams Hazy skies over downtown Kelowna Sunday morning. There are hazy skies over Kelowna Sunday morning as wildfire smoke is once again impacting air quality. Environment Canada issued a special air quality statement



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