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

New shelter at gravel pit?

Jun 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: City of West Kelowna Proposed site of a temporary shelter at a gravel pit on Bartley Road.. The City of West Kelowna is considering putting a new homeless shelter at a gravel pit. In an application the city's Advisory Planning

Teaching e-scooter safety

Jun 12, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Natalie Fuglestveit Four of the e-scooter companies operating in Kelowna are teaming up to host a safety training event next week, amid growing concerns around scooter-related injuries. Next Wednesday, Lime, Bird Canada, Roll, and

3 recent local virus flights

Jun 12, 2021 / 8:30 am

Photo: The Canadian Press Three more recent Kelowna flights have carried COVID-positive people onboard, but cases on domestic flights continues to stay relatively low. In the past two weeks, the BC Centre for disease control has identified

RDCO votes against quarry

Jun 11, 2021 / 5:16 pm

Photo: File photo The Joe Rich community largely opposes a proposed sand and gravel quarry, leading the local regional district to vote against recommending the project to the provincial government. But the final decision on the matter rests

180 new cases, one death

Jun 11, 2021 / 3:25 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry There were 180 new positive COVID-19 tests in British Columbia in the past 24 hours, including 39 in the Interior. The new cases bring the total positive tests in the province

Help out thirsty trees

Jun 11, 2021 / 2:11 pm

Photo: Contributed With an unprecedented drought hitting the Central Okanagan this spring, the City of Kelowna is asking residents to help out local thirsty trees. Earlier this week, Agriculture Canada declared a “severe drought”

B.C. firefighters head east

Jun 11, 2021 / 12:52 pm

Photo: BC Wildfire Service Close to 200 B.C. firefighters are heading east to assist with wildfires in Quebec. On Friday, 120 BC Wildfire Service firefighters and three support staff are heading to Quebec, followed by another 61 people on

Acquitted in fatal crash

Jun 11, 2021 / 11:34 am

Photo: Castanet file photo Highway 97 closed after a fatal crash between Oliver and Osoyoos in July 2018 The man who drove head-on into a motorcycle in Oliver in 2018, killing one of the riders and injuring the other, was acquitted of dangerous

Phase 2 coming next week

Jun 10, 2021 / 4:51 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry Recreational travel in B.C. will likely return next week, as the province is on track to enter its second phase of its restart plan. During her COVID-19 modelling presentation

COVID modelling promising

Jun 10, 2021 / 3:29 pm

Photo: BC CDC B.C.'s latest COVID-19 modelling shows some promising news, as vaccination rates continue to climb across the province. Dr. Bonnie Henry presented the latest data Thursday afternoon, which shows new daily COVID-19 cases


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