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

Green plan for Hwy 97

Apr 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The Green Party candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country says her party's platform will ease traffic congestion on Highway 97. Alison Shaw says the Green transportation platform includes $152 million in capital expenditures

Guilty in US drug smuggling

Apr 25, 2017 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Kevin Kerfoot A Surrey man pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges in the United States Tuesday, nine months after a key witness in the trial was shot eight times in West Kelowna in a brazen drive-by bicycle shooting.  Kevin

Machete attack by intruder

Apr 25, 2017 / 3:50 pm

Photo: CTV A man broke into a Vancouver Island home and attacked a woman with a machete Tuesday morning, sending her to emergency surgery. The attack took place in Oak Bay, just east of Victoria. Two nearby schools were briefly locked

Unusual visitor on lake

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Omer Vautour Photography A Kelowna photographer captured an unusual sight on Okanagan Lake. Omer Vautour took photos of a pelican one might normally associate with tropical climes. The big bird was apparently on its way to an annual

Missing some money?

Apr 19, 2017 / 10:48 am

Photo: Contributed Are you missing a “significant amount of cash?” Police in North Vancouver are looking for someone who may be without their money after they seized a large amount of cash and a valuable rare coin collection

Two bodies found in home

Apr 19, 2017 / 8:49 am

Photo: Google Maps Police are investigating the “suspicious” discovery of two bodies in a Williams Lake home Tuesday night. Williams Lake RCMP were called to Mackenzie Avenue just before 9 p.m., where they found two dead individuals. While

Top prize for local writer

Apr 19, 2017 / 8:30 am

Photo: Contributed A Kelowna author has taken the top prize in a national short story contest, beating out 1,800 other entries. Alix Hawley was recently named the grand prize winner in the 2017 CBC Short Story Prize for her short

'Lesson in murder 101'

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:30 pm

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. Roxanne Louie's uncle described the killing of his niece as a "lesson in murder 101" after Grace and Pier Robotti were sentenced Tuesday.  "Cover your tracks, go with your lawyer to turn yourself in, get

House fire suspicious

Apr 15, 2017 / 1:30 pm

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. A fire that destroyed an abandoned house on June Springs Road Saturday morning is being considered suspicious and RCMP and fire investigators are currently investigating. Fire crews arrived at the fire just before 10 a.m.

Nautical fascination

Apr 12, 2017 / 8:00 pm

A 93-year-old Kelowna resident was honoured Wednesday for his exhaustive work writing about maritime history. Dr. John Harland, a retired physician who's lived in Kelowna since the 1960s, has written five books on nautical history, including