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

Seeking 4 years for shooting

Dec 14, 2018 / 5:32 pm

Photo: Facebook Charles Maskell The Crown is seeking a four-year sentence for a 61-year-old man who shot his tenant two years ago. Charles Maskell was arrested on Dec. 2, 2016, after police attended his home on West Kelowna's Granada

Wind and snow in forecast

Dec 14, 2018 / 9:50 am

Photo: File photo - Ministry of Transportation It's going to get windy and white on the Coquihalla tonight. Environment Canada issued a weather statement Friday morning, warning of gusting winds as strong as 90 km/h across the Okanagan

Alleged truck thief in court

Dec 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Google Street View Vernon RCMP used a spike belt on Highway 97 to catch a woman Tuesday morning. An Alberta woman will be back in court next week after she allegedly fled from police in a stolen truck near Lake Country and was

Theft charges at 2 hospices

Dec 11, 2018 / 6:45 pm

UPDATE: 6:45 p.m. The former executive director of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association has allegedly made a habit of stealing from dying people. Susan Steen, 71, was in Kelowna court Tuesday, facing charges of theft and fraud over $5,000

Teacher offered plea deal

Dec 11, 2018 / 6:34 pm

Photo: Facebook Bradley Furman A guilty plea could be on the horizon in the case of a former Mount Boucherie high school teacher charged with child luring and sexual assault. Bradley Furman is currently on 24-hour house arrest after he

Globetrotters put on a show

Dec 7, 2018 / 11:57 am

The Harlem Globetrotters made a stop at Kelowna's Prospera Place, Thursday, putting on an entertaining show for thousands in attendance. The exhibition basketball team, which began as the Chicago Globetrotters way back in 1926, took to the

Caught selling deadly drugs

Dec 5, 2018 / 3:32 pm

Photo: Facebook Stephan Rauner A downtown Kelowna drug dealer added a 47th and 48th conviction to his criminal record Wednesday after pleading guilty to two separate charges from last year. The charges stem from two undercover RCMP investigations,

Skiing in closed area, again

Dec 5, 2018 / 1:29 pm

Photo: Parks Canada Ski tracks were discovered in a permanently closed area of Glacier National Park Saturday. For the second year in a row, ski tracks have been found in a prohibited zone in the Rogers Pass backcountry ski area, putting

Jailed for car theft joyride

Dec 5, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed A police SUV forced a stolen car off the road on Drought Hill last summer. A man who evaded police in a stolen car last summer before being stopped by a spike belt was sentenced Tuesday. On July 21, traffic

Social worker suits pile up

Dec 5, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Robert Riley Saunders Yet another Indigenous youth has come forward with allegations against a former social worker in Kelowna. On Monday, another lawsuit was filed against Robert Riley Saunders, alleging he stole


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