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

Mask dispute taken to court

May 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed A man who refused to wear a mask at Kelowna City Hall last December while trying to dispute a parking ticket is bringing his complaint to the B.C. Supreme Court. In a petition filed against the City of Kelowna earlier

Castanet's week in review

May 22, 2022 / 1:00 pm

Castanet's week in review with Nich Johansen. Fraud deprived youth in care Man shot, injured by police Snow blankets Connector Spring flood risk decreasing Vees are BCHL champions

Man grabs officer's gun

May 22, 2022 / 9:00 am

Photo: Contributed Penticton RCMP officers struggled to apprehend an “extremely combative” man under the Mental Health Act Saturday. In a press release from the Penticton RCMP Sunday morning, Const. Dayne Lyons said police were

Smoke pours from bathroom

May 22, 2022 / 8:15 am

Photo: Contributed Fire crews responded to the bathrooms at Kelowna's Tugboat Beach Saturday night. Fire crews responded to the public bathrooms at Kelowna's Tugboat Beach overnight. Photos sent to Castanet appear to show firefighters

Local bands for Ukraine

May 21, 2022 / 3:00 pm

A number of Kelowna bands are taking to the Island Stage in Kelowna's Waterfront Park Saturday to help raise money for Ukraine. Kelowna's Denys Storozhuk founded Kelowna Stands With Ukraine back in February when Russia invaded his home

Drove into oncoming traffic

May 21, 2022 / 11:51 am

Photo: File photo A Penticton man is facing a couple of criminal charges after he allegedly fled from police and drove into oncoming traffic earlier this month. In a press release from the Penticton RCMP Saturday, Const. Dayne Lyons says

Bear family pays a visit

May 21, 2022 / 11:45 am

A family of black bears paid a visit to a West Kelowna home Friday morning. Dale Krushel's backyard surveillance camera captured the mother bear and her two cubs taking a morning stroll through the backyard at about 5:45 a.m. Krushel's

Morning fire 'suspicious'

May 21, 2022 / 10:00 am

Photo: Dean Pratley A home is burning in the Lower Mission area Saturday morning. UPDATE: 10 a.m. The large fire in Kelowna's Lower Mission area Saturday morning burned multiple "outdoor beach structures," and not a home

Snow blankets Connector

May 21, 2022 / 8:25 am

Photo: DriveBC Pennask Summit on Highway 97C Saturday morning. Long-weekend travellers may want to put their winter tires back on. Snow has fallen on the Okanagan Connector overnight, and more is expected through the morning. Environment

Appeal over poodle attack

May 21, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Google Street View A Kelowna man has successfully appealed a $1,000 bylaw fine after he was convicted of causing his one-year-old poodle to become a “dangerous dog,” following an altercation with another dog at Okanagan College


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