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

Riding for families in need

Sep 22, 2017 / 10:13 am

Photo: Foilan's Photography The annual Kelowna Toy Run kicks off this Sunday. Two-wheeled enthusiasts are expected to come out in droves this weekend to help families in need. The Salvation Army is hosting its annual Kelowna Toy

Gang co-founder shot dead

Sep 22, 2017 / 9:15 am

Photo: @Daggerville Red Scorpion co-founder Konaam Shirzad was shot and killed in Kamloops Thursday night. The co-founder of the Red Scorpions gang was shot dead in a Kamloops residential neighbourhood Thursday night. The

Was confession a lie?

Sep 20, 2017 / 5:09 pm

Photo: Facebook Donald Brodie is accused of running down a pedestrian during a 2013 police chase. Did Donald Brodie lie to police following a collision with a pedestrian? Or to police months later while in custody? To multiple local

Spot fire above Glenrosa

Sep 19, 2017 / 4:50 pm

Photo: Contributed Smoke from a small wildfire above Glenrosa could be seen from across Okanagan Lake. A wildfire is burning above Glenrosa, near the Powers Creek dam area, but it's currently not near any buildings. West Kelowna Fire

4 years for violent B&E

Sep 19, 2017 / 4:30 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Alexander Laramee was given four years in jail for a violent break-in he was a part of in 2015. UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Alexander Laramee's grandma and great aunt waved goodbye and blew him kisses as he was handcuffed

Awaiting a decision

Sep 15, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: CTV Laura Letts-Beckett After three full days of deliberation, the 12-person jury working to deliver a verdict on the innocence or guilt of Peter Beckett have yet to come to a decision.  Beckett is charged with drowning his

Canada's OD capital

Sep 15, 2017 / 5:01 pm

Kelowna's hospital is seeing more opioid users per capita come through their doors than anywhere else in Canada. A recent report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found there were 72 instances of significant opioid poisoning

Bus boost to UBCO

Sep 15, 2017 / 1:45 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen UBC Okanagan now has a new transit exchange. A new transit exchange opened at UBC Okanagan this week, providing new bays for buses at the growing university. The almost $5-million project was completed just in

Woman assaulted in park

Sep 14, 2017 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Google Maps A woman was assaulted in Buckley Park Wednesday night. Surrey police are looking for a man who assaulted a woman in a park Wednesday night Just after 6 p.m., a man attempted to assault a woman who was walking her dogs

Trial almost thrown out

Sep 14, 2017 / 9:52 am

Photo: File photo RCMP Gang Enforcement officers have been keeping an eye on the Kelowna courthouse during the Bacon murder trial. A judge's reasons for denying a dismissal application by Jonathan Bacon's accused murderers reveal



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