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

Dozens walk for MS

May 27, 2023 / 12:05 pm

Photo: Cindy White Stormy clouds on the horizon at Saturday's MS Walk. Fifty-seven people took part in this year's Central Okanagan MS Walk Saturday morning in West Kelowna. The fundraising walk started at the Gellatly Nut Farm

Hot air balloon lands safely

May 27, 2023 / 10:45 am

Glenmore residents were treated to a bit of a show Saturday morning, when a hot air balloon touched down on a residential street. The large balloon got a little off course and made a safe landing on Whitman Road Saturday morning, just off Glenmore

Caught in illicit turtle sting

May 26, 2023 / 3:45 pm

Photo: Conservation Officer Service Michelangelo, the Western Painted Turtle A Kelowna woman whose nickname is “Turtle” was fined Friday morning after she was caught in a B.C. Conservation Officer Service sting operation trying

Arrested hours after bail

May 26, 2023 / 2:04 pm

Photo: RCMP Justin Wayne Collins Police are once again highlighting a prolific offender in Kelowna who was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly breaking into a downtown business, just hours after he was released from custody on separate

City sues over RCMP flood

May 26, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Colin Dacre - file photo The City of Kelowna is suing a local plumbing company and contractor following a June 2021 flood at the Kelowna RCMP building. In a notice of civil claim filed Tuesday, the city claims a coupling installed

Warning over toxic drugs

May 25, 2023 / 3:39 pm

Photo: Interior Health The substance that contains high levels of fentanyl and Bromazolam. Those using opioids in Kelowna are being warned after a recently tested sample contained high levels of fentanyl and a benzodiazepine. Interior

Local EOCs get new funding

May 24, 2023 / 5:02 pm

Photo: RDOS - file photo As communities across B.C. have been dealing with evacuations from floods and fires for weeks, the provincial government announced new funding Wednesday for dozens of local emergency operations centres, including several

Charged after drug raids

May 24, 2023 / 2:11 pm

Photo: CFSEU-BC Blue fentanyl found during the November 2020 raids. Drug trafficking charges have been laid against three people in the Lower Mainland, stemming from three-year-old investigation. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement

Calls for 'accountability'

May 24, 2023 / 12:04 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre The largest private-sector union in North America is calling for the release of the now-completed WorkSafeBC investigation into the July 2021 crane collapse in Kelowna that killed five people. Last week, WorkSafeBC announced

Arrested going 209 km/h

May 24, 2023 / 10:23 am

Photo: BC Highway Patrol An 18-year-old motorcyclist is facing a handful of criminal charges after an officer allegedly recorded him travelling more than 200 km/h on the Coquihalla Highway earlier this month. In a press release issued Wednesday



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