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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

School grows after 42 years

Mar 6, 2021 / 3:00 pm

Photo: Contributed After 42 years in the city, Kelowna Christian School is looking to expand. On Friday, Castanet reported the local school recently applied to the Agricultural Land Commission for a non-farm use on its property on Benvoulin

Home 'severely damaged'

Mar 6, 2021 / 2:20 pm

Photo: David Ogilvie A West Kelowna mobile home caught fire Saturday morning. UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. A West Kelowna mobile home suffered “severe damage” in a fire Saturday. West Kelowna Fire Rescue assistant chief Brent Watson

Second outbreak at KGH

Mar 6, 2021 / 1:15 pm

Photo: KGH Foundation A second COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Kelowna General Hospital. Saturday afternoon, Interior Health announced one patient and one staff member in Unit 5B have tested positive for the virus, and IH has declared

Virus exposure at school

Mar 6, 2021 / 12:11 pm

Photo: SD23 Pearson Road Elementary Another recent COVID-19 exposure has been disclosed at a Kelowna school Saturday. School District 23 says multiple people are self-isolating at home after recent COVID-19 exposures at Rutland's

New cases low in Okanagan

Mar 6, 2021 / 11:30 am

Photo: BC CDC New COVID-19 cases by health service delivery area, identified between Feb. 26 and March 4. New COVID-19 cases continue to trend downwards in the Okanagan, while cases in the Lower Mainland and the province's north spike. The

Surprise powder day

Mar 6, 2021 / 8:10 am

Photo: Big White Big White was treated to a surprise powder dump Friday night, making for great conditions Saturday morning. While just trace amounts of snow were forecast to fall, skiers and boarders woke to find 15 centimetres of fresh

Drug trafficker faces 8 years

Mar 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Kelowna RCMP Police seized drugs and cash from a Lower Mission home in April 2018. A Kelowna man is facing a significant jail sentence after police raided his home in April 2018 and found large amounts of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine. Police

634 new cases, four deaths

Mar 5, 2021 / 4:15 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry British Columbia saw the largest jump in single-day COVID-19 cases since mid-January on Friday, with 634 new cases – 33 of which came from the Interior. The new cases

No memory after cocaine

Mar 5, 2021 / 3:02 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Noah Vaten, left, outside the Kelowna courthouse The man accused of fatally stabbing a 23-year-old man in downtown Kelowna during the 2018 Canada Day celebrations told police he remembers doing cocaine on the night

Accused killer: 'Did I do it?'

Mar 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Noah Vaten, left, outside the Kelowna courthouse. The man accused of fatally stabbing a 23-year-old man in downtown Kelowna during the 2018 Canada Day celebrations claims to have blacked out from using cocaine on
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