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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

Coyotes chase, bite dogs

Jul 3, 2022 / 10:50 am

Photo: File photo A man and his two large dogs had a run-in with a pack of coyotes in the Wilden area Sunday morning. Garrett Ainsworth was walking his husky-cross and Irish wolfhound along the trails east of Upper Canyon Drive North at

Mother injured in bike crash

Jul 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: GoFundMe Michelle's three children. A Kamloops mother of three is unable to work for months after breaking her hip and suffering a concussion in a motorcycle crash last month. Melissa Toews has organized a GoFundMe fundraiser

Urban moose stops traffic

Jul 2, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A moose was spotted in the Orchard Park mall parking lot Friday. Some motorists in Kelowna got a very Canadian surprise near Orchard Park mall on Canada Day. A moose appears to have become a little lost when it

Clearwater ER closed again

Jul 2, 2022 / 10:00 am

Photo: Contributed Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Another day, another closure of the Clearwater Emergency Department. For the fourth time in the past week, Interior Health has announced yet another closure of the emergency department

Celebrating with fireworks

Jul 2, 2022 / 7:30 am

Photo: Jody Goodman Canada Day fireworks above Kelowna. Click here to view gallery Photo: Jody Goodman Photo: Jody Goodman Photo: Jody Goodman Photo: Dan Riedlhuber Photo: Randy Millis Photo: Joseph Sikora Photo: Debra Ceravolo Photo: Debra

Prolific offenders in custody

Jul 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: RCMP, Facebook Dayton McAlpine, left, and Tyler Newton. Two notorious local criminals accused of a serious domestic assault in West Kelowna remain behind bars, for now. Prolific offenders Dayton McAlpine and Tyler Newton are both

Paving closes Chute Lake Rd

Jul 1, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Google Maps A section of Chute Lake Road in Kelowna's Kettle Valley neighbourhood will be closed overnight next week for paving. From the evening of Monday July 4 to the morning of Wednesday July 6, Chute Lake Road will be closed

Cop disciplined for letter

Jul 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: CTV News Brian Gateley in 2015. A B.C. police officer accused of interfering with an investigation into a 2016 Lake Country death is facing discipline for sending a letter to the deceased woman's sister. In a press release

Open burning restricted

Jun 30, 2022 / 5:08 pm

Photo: Contributed The first fire ban of the year in B.C.'s Interior went into effect Thursday. With a cooler and wetter than average spring across B.C., the province's fire bans have come into effect slower than past years. But

Partial fire service coverage

Jun 30, 2022 / 12:06 pm

Photo: TNRD A week after hundreds of homes northwest of Merritt were left without fire services, Merritt Fire Rescue has stepped up to help. Last week, the Lower Nicola Indian Band Fire Department suspended its fire protection services in


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