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

Two brothers and a dream

Aug 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

Two brothers from Kelowna packed up their lives in 2008 and moved to Nicauragua with $1,000, with a dream to open an action sports resort. Twelve years later, the Boychuks now run two resorts in two countries, with a third set to open by the end of

85 new virus cases, 1 death

Aug 12, 2020 / 3:54 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Dr. Bonnie Henry British Columbia saw its largest single day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases since late April on Wednesday, with 85 new cases across the province. Just one of these new cases came from the

Work to ease school worries

Aug 12, 2020 / 3:25 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr John Horgan Despite many parents in B.C. feeling anxious about sending their kids back to school next month, Premier John Horgan says a return to class is “fundamental to reestablishing a normalcy within our communities.” An

Hiring 500 contact tracers

Aug 12, 2020 / 1:20 pm

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. Premier John Horgan announced Wednesday the province will be hiring 500 healthcare professionals to increase the contact tracing capacity in B.C. The new positions will start in September, in preparation for a possible

School year starts Sept. 10

Aug 12, 2020 / 10:45 am

Photo: BC gov. flickr Education Minister Rob Fleming The first day of classes for B.C. students will be Thursday, Sept. 10, two days later than originally planned. On Wednesday, the B.C. government announced staff will return to schools

HA prospect charged

Aug 12, 2020 / 9:30 am

Photo: Facebook Jason Townsend A Kelowna Hells Angels prospect was arrested last weekend for allegedly assaulting a woman.  Jason Townsend, 43, was charged on Saturday with assault and assault by choking, for an incident that occurred

5-year sentence for $200?

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen RCMP officers track a GPS tracker following a robbery at the Downtown Kelowna TD Bank in January. The man who robbed the Downtown Kelowna TD Bank earlier this year could spend another four years behind bars if the

Hwy 3 open after crash

Aug 6, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Twitter - @Krivo46 A semi truck flipped onto its side south of Princeton Thursday. UPDATE 6 p.m. Traffic is flowing again on Highway 3 east of Manning Park, reports DriveBC. ORIGINAL 1:30 p.m. Highway 3 is closed south

Praise for Kelowna response

Aug 6, 2020 / 4:33 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Health Minister Adrian Dix Just one new COVID-19 case has been identified in the Interior Health region over the past 24 hours, and Health Minister Adrian Dix praised health officials and politicians in Kelowna for

47 new cases, 0 deaths

Aug 6, 2020 / 3:20 pm

With 47 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, active cases in the province have risen to the highest number since mid-May. But just one of the new cases come from the Interior Health region. The total positive tests in the province


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