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

McDonald's sued over fall

Feb 6, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Google Street View McDonald's on West Kelowna's Gellatly Bay Road. A Vernon woman has filed a lawsuit against McDonald's after she tripped and fell in the West Kelowna restaurant's parking lot last March. Susan

Earthquake east of Kaslo

Feb 5, 2023 / 7:00 am

Photo: USGS An earthquake occurred in B.C.'s Kootenay region Saturday night. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake occurred about 40 kilometres east of Kaslo at 9:25 p.m., according to the United States Geological Survey. It occurred at a depth

Celebrating Starbright

Feb 4, 2023 / 2:00 pm

UPDATE: 2 p.m. Horns were honking and there was an atmosphere of celebration outside Kelowna's Starbright Children's Development Centre Saturday morning, as families rallied in support of the local non-profit organization. After the

Fireside Fest kicks off

Feb 3, 2023 / 4:33 pm

Photo: Fireside Festival Kelowna's very own winter music festival kicks off Friday at Red Bird Brewing. Fireside Festival returns to downtown Kelowna this weekend in a big way after a two-year hiatus due to the the pandemic. The event,

Sentenced day after arrest

Feb 3, 2023 / 3:16 pm

Photo: Kelowna RCMP Jonathan Staniforth Police in Kelowna are highlighting a recent assault case where a man was arrested, pleaded guilty and sentenced in just two days. Kelowna RCMP officers responded to a report of an assault at the

Jumps bail yet again

Feb 3, 2023 / 1:43 pm

Photo: Kelowna RCMP John Aronson Police in Kelowna are once again searching for a very familiar face. Friday afternoon, the Kelowna RCMP issued a press release warning the public that John Aronson has recently escaped from a recovery

Snow to fall on Coquihalla

Feb 3, 2023 / 9:40 am

Photo: DriveBC The Coquihalla Summit Friday morning. Snow is expected to fall over the Coquihalla Highway Friday night. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning Friday morning for the notorious highway, calling for up to 15 centimetres

Guilty in 2018 drug bust

Feb 3, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Surrey RCMP Drugs and weapons seized during 2018 raid on Kelowna's Academy Way. An investigation that stemmed from a 2017 shooting in Surrey and resulted in drug and weapons charges against three men in Kelowna has finally led

Traffic stop turns up drugs

Feb 2, 2023 / 4:15 pm

Photo: RCMP An RCMP officer found a significant amount of drugs during a traffic stop in North Kamloops early Thursday morning, after the Mountie first noticed a piece of metal dragging under the vehicle's rear bumper. Just before 3

Fight for Starbright goes on

Feb 2, 2023 / 11:41 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen A group of parents in Kelowna are continuing their efforts to save Starbright Children's Development Centre, after the province granted the organization an extra three months of transitional funding last week. The


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