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

Friend tells court same story

Feb 23, 2018 / 4:00 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Jeremy Czechowski A friend of the man accused of raping a woman in West Kelowna two years ago took the stand in court Friday morning, corroborating much of the accused's version of the events that night. The

Gold medal for Serwa

Feb 22, 2018 / 7:30 pm

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. The Boston Pizza in Dilworth Centre was abuzz with anticipation and energy as hometown hero Kelsey Serwa stepped up to the starting gate for the final race.  Dozens of people, including Serwa's grandparents and other

Accused rapist takes stand

Feb 21, 2018 / 6:30 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Jeremy Czechowski The man accused of raping a woman in West Kelowna two years ago took the stand in his own defence Wednesday and painted a very different picture of the night in question than the alleged victim

Gun flashed downtown

Feb 21, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Photo: Kaidi Richardson A man flashed what was believed to be a firearm to a woman in this alley Tuesday night. UPDATE: 3 p.m. Kelowna RCMP are still looking for a man who’s believed to have flashed a gun to a woman in an alley

Did you see Su's car?

Feb 21, 2018 / 2:13 pm

Photo: RCMP Su Yi Liang's vehicle near New Brighton Park on Jan. 8, 2018. Police are still looking for information about a 37-year-old Vancouver woman who went missing in early January. Su Yi Liang was reported missing by her father

Local back in octagon

Feb 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Twitter One of Kelowna's top fighters is in Texas this weekend looking to grab her third win in the UFC. Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras trains under coach David Lea at Kelowna's Toshido MMA, the same gym that trains

Child flees suspicious man

Feb 16, 2018 / 1:14 pm

Photo: Google Maps Police are investigating a frightening child luring incident south of Chase Thursday afternoon. At 3:30 p.m., a 14-year-old girl got off a school bus on Martin Prairie Road in Pritchard when a man approached her in a maroon-coloured,

Award for Castanet's Moore

Feb 16, 2018 / 10:07 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Wayne Moore, left, with Fred Steele, president of the B.C. Fruit Growers' Association. For 15 years, Castanet's Wayne Moore has been covering the comings and goings across the Okanagan. Thursday night,

'I did not give him consent'

Feb 15, 2018 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Jeremy Czechowski. “I never consented to anything with him, I did not give him consent to touch me,” an alleged sexual assault victim repeatedly told the court Thursday. Jeremy Czechowski is facing

'Disheveled and terrified'

Feb 13, 2018 / 3:45 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Jeremy Czechowski UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. When a West Kelowna RCMP officer found the victim of an alleged violent rape just before 7 a.m. on Feb. 21, 2016, she leapt from the bush she had been hiding



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