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

Double dose of bad luck

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

  The couple who owns a mobile home destroyed by flames Tuesday evening in Kelowna have been living in Toronto, awaiting a lung transplant. Kory and Renee Bradshaw's home on Chute Lake Road caught fire Tuesday, and heavy winds quickly

Torched SUV sparked fire

Jun 21, 2017 / 8:30 pm

Photo: RCMP The shooters used this Ford Explorer to flee the Delta Grand after gunning down Jonathan Bacon. The burned-out getaway SUV left near Commonage Road in Lake Country by the gunmen who killed Jonathan Bacon sparked a small wildfire

RCMP forgot about knife

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:31 pm

Photo: Facebook Cory Van Gilder faces a manslaughter charge in the 2016 death of Zachary Gaudette. “You'd agree it would not be proper to charge someone based on how it makes the RCMP look?” asked Jeff Campbell, defence counsel

Bicycle drive-by goes to trial

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:59 am

Photo: Castanet Staff The man charged in a drive-by bicycle shooting will face trial in Kelowna Supreme Court The man accused of a brazen drive-by bicycle shooting will face trial in Supreme Court. Tyrone McGee, 29, was arrested in the

Victim a 'major threat'

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:33 pm

Surveillance footage of the punch that killed Zachary Gaudette in February 2016 was shown in court Tuesday, but witnesses say the man who threw the punch was protecting those around him. Cory Van Gilder, 26, faced an eight-man, four-woman jury

SAR scour forest floor

Jun 17, 2017 / 4:20 pm

Photo: Excel Flight Training The missing aircraft was last seen leaving Cranbrook Thursday. UPDATE: 4:20 p.m. Kimberley Search and Rescue spent four hours Saturday scouring a forested area for the small plane and its two occupants that

Some sandbags can go

Jun 16, 2017 / 4:15 pm

Photo: Mike Biden As Okanagan Lake's rapid rise appears to have come to a halt, some residents can begin removing sandbags from their properties. Central Okanagan Emergency Operations says that with the exception of properties along

'We'll continue searching'

Jun 16, 2017 / 1:17 pm

Photo: Excel Flight Training The missing aircraft was last seen departing from Cranbrook. The search continues for a missing Piper Warrior aircraft and its two occupants, who failed to show up in Kamloops at their scheduled time. Seven

Rutland murder in court

Jun 16, 2017 / 12:27 pm

Photo: Facebook - Steven Pirko Steven Pirko was charged in Chris Ausman's murder three years after Ausman was killed.  A Rutland murder case was back before the courts on Friday. Chris Ausman, 32, was found dead on the 100

Jailed for selling gun to cop

Jun 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Facebook - Rodney Boesel Rodney Boesel will serve three years in jail for selling a shotgun he found to an undercover RCMP officer. A Merritt man will serve a three-year sentence for trying to sell a shotgun he found to his drug