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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

Bear through window

Sep 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: File photoA bear crawled through a window into a home in the Shannon Lake area of West Kelowna last week. Thursday night, the black bear entered the kitchen of a home on Golf Course Drive to get at the garbage in the house. Conservation

No details on 5 drug deaths

Sep 25, 2022 / 2:00 pm

Photo: File photo Five people died from toxic drugs in Kelowna and West Kelowna Saturday, but Interior Health has yet to issue any kind of drug alert. The Kelowna and West Kelowna RCMP issued a press release Saturday afternoon, alerting

Driver believed to be drunk

Sep 25, 2022 / 1:20 pm

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. Police won't comment on whether the driver of the truck that drove through the homeless encampment on Kelowna's Rail Trail remains in custody or has been charged. Cpl. Judith Bertrand says investigators are "waiting

Dumpster, sign torched

Sep 25, 2022 / 10:50 am

Photo: Jon Manchester A sign outside Vernon's Sterling Centre burned overnight. An overnight fire appears to have spread from a dumpster to a sign outside Vernon's Sterling Centre. Yellow police tape surrounds the scene on 25th

B.C.'s largest fire now 'held'

Sep 24, 2022 / 2:25 pm

Photo: BC Wildfire Service The Battleship Mountain wildfire The largest wildfire burning in B.C. this wildfire season has now been classified as "held." Two weeks ago, the Battleship Mountain wildfire burning in B.C.'s north

Vehicle fire spreads to brush

Sep 24, 2022 / 12:55 pm

Photo: Contributed A vehicle fire in the woods off Beaver Lake Road spread to the surrounding brush Saturday morning. A four-person BC Wildfire Service initial attack crew responded to the small fire just past the second cattle guard up

Avian flu session planned

Sep 23, 2022 / 5:41 pm

Photo: Pixabay - file photo The province is holding an information session for poultry owners in Kelowna next week. The information session comes after several avian flu outbreaks were discovered across the Okanagan last spring. Several

On the Lawn raises $30k

Sep 23, 2022 / 10:57 am

Photo: Elevation Outdoors - Shane Collins After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a local non-profit raised $30,000 through their annual lawn bowling tournament this summer. Over four weeks through July and August, Elevation

Crystal Mtn. claim ongoing

Sep 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Four people were injured in a chairlift crash at West Kelowna's Crystal Mountain in 2014. More than eight years after a terrifying chairlift crash at the now-defunct Crystal Mountain Resort in West Kelowna, the Workers'

Cop's punches legal: expert

Sep 22, 2022 / 3:08 pm

The judge presiding over a Kelowna RCMP officer's assault trial may ultimately have to decide which “use-of-force” expert she believes – the Crown's or the defence's. Const. Siggy Pietrzak was charged with assault
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