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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

Time to get your flu shot

Oct 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

With flu season on its way, health-care professionals are encouraging the public to get their flu shots. On Friday, Steve Thomson, MLA for Kelowna-Mission, got his flu shot at the Lakeside Medical with BC Pharmacy Association president Chris Waller. “I

A packed weekend of events

Oct 19, 2018 / 2:00 pm

Check out what's happening this weekend with Jenna Craigmyle, who'll be making the rounds around town in the Castanet-Total Restoration Total Fun Cruiser. 

Thousands of pot sales

Oct 19, 2018 / 12:21 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen More than 11,000 cannabis transactions were made in the first two days of legalization. British Columbians have been busy buying cannabis since it first became legalized Wednesday. The Liquor Distribution Branch,

Arkells to play Prospera

Oct 19, 2018 / 10:09 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen The Arkells headlined Skookum Festival in Vancouver in September. From their humble beginnings in Hamilton, Ont., Canada's rising stars The Arkells will be making their way through Kelowna in early 2019. The

Breakout West a success

Oct 16, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Organizers of the Breakout West music festival say this year's was the best weekend in the festival's 16-year history. The four-day, three-night festival, conference and awards ceremony was held in Kelowna this past weekend, hosting more

From Kelowna, with love

Oct 12, 2018 / 3:52 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Members of the RESTOR group pose with Kelowna firefighters. For the third time since 2014, a Kelowna group will travel to Northern Ethiopia to provide free surgeries for children who have been badly burned. Non-profit

Tunes take over downtown

Oct 11, 2018 / 11:56 am

The Breakout West music festival first pulled into Kelowna in 2010, showcasing musicians from across Western Canada at downtown bars and restaurants. Since then, it has touched down everywhere from Whitehorse to Winnipeg, but eight years later,

Opening doors on legal pot

Oct 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: The Canadian Press The first government-run cannabis retail store in the province is set to open in Kamloops next Wednesday, but the store will be stocked with less than half the strains of cannabis initially hoped for. After a busy

Born three months early

Oct 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Marcus Schmaling Maisie Schmaling was born weighing just two pounds, 11 ounces. To put it lightly, it has been a stressful couple of months for the Schmaling family. Kelowna's Marcus and Beth Schmaling, parents of three boys,

Drier weather through week

Oct 9, 2018 / 11:15 am

While daytime highs aren't expected to get above 13 C anytime soon, conditions should dry out in the Okanagan this week. After a wet long weekend, the skies are forecast to remain cloudy, with a brief reprieve Thursday. “It should
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