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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

Firefighters' Movember hike

Nov 29, 2020 / 4:00 pm

Photo: District of Lake Country Three Lake Country firefighters climbed a gruelling 2.64-kilometre trail Saturday in full firefighting gear, all to raise money for their Movember initiative. Firefighters Hobbs, Bloomer and Bone all donned

Church fined for service

Nov 29, 2020 / 2:50 pm

Photo: Facebook A service at Riverside Calvary Chapel on Nov. 2, prior to the ban on indoor gatherings. A Langley church has been fined after holding an in-person service Sunday morning. The Langley RCMP received a complaint about

Castanet's week in review

Nov 29, 2020 / 2:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen.

Virus case at Superstore

Nov 29, 2020 / 10:05 am

Photo: Contributed A staff member at Kelowna's Real Canadian Superstore has recently tested positive for COVID-19. Loblaws, the grocery store chain's parent company, posted a notice about the case on its website Saturday, alerting

Poll: Decriminalize drugs?

Nov 29, 2020 / 9:20 am

Photo: The Canadian Press Vancouver’s council made history this week by asking the federal government for an exemption from Canadian drug laws to decriminalize possession of drugs for personal use. Council voted

Hundreds protest virus rules

Nov 28, 2020 / 2:45 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Hundreds of people once again gathered in downtown Kelowna Saturday to protest the province's COVID-19 restrictions that have been put in place, as cases and deaths continue to skyrocket in the province and

Coquihalla fully reopens

Nov 28, 2020 / 12:10 pm

Photo: DriveBC A vehicle has crashed into the median near the Coquihalla's Zopkios brake check. UPDATE: 12:10 p.m. The minor crash on the Coquihalla Highway Saturday morning has since been cleared and all lanes have now reopened.  UPDATE:

Fire crews kept busy

Nov 28, 2020 / 7:25 am

Photo: Mike Biden - file photo Kelowna fire crews were kept busy overnight, responding to two fires. The first call came through at just after 9:30 p.m., for a fire on the 3000 block of Appaloosa, just north of Sexsmith Road.  Oily

Accused killer seeks stay

Nov 28, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: Facebook Jared Jorgenson One of the men accused of murdering a 20-year-old man on a logging road off the Coquihalla Highway in 2017 is looking to have his second-degree murder charge stayed, arguing that delays getting to trial have breached

Seasonality of COVID-19

Nov 27, 2020 / 5:34 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry The transmission of COVID-19 in B.C., and across the country, has risen sharply in recent weeks, partly due to the virus spreading easier in the winter. But it's not clear
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