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

'Good progress' fighting fire

Jun 20, 2021 / 10:15 pm

Photo: BC Wildfire Service Firefighters working on the George Road wildfire. UPDATE: 10:15 p.m. Crews made good progress fighting the George Road wildfire on Sunday, according to the BC Wildfire Service. In a Facebook post, the BC

Motorcycle crash on Gordon

Jun 20, 2021 / 2:34 pm

Photo: Jesse Fleming A motorcycle and vehicle collided on Gordon Drive Sunday afternoon. The crash occurred at the intersection of Gordon and Dehart Road at about 1:30 p.m. Fire crews, paramedics and police attended the scene. Photos

Biker successfully rescued

Jun 20, 2021 / 11:40 am

Photo: David Ogilvie An injured mountain biker is loaded into an awaiting ambulance in West Kelowna's Smith Creek area Sunday morning. UPDATE: 11:40 a.m. The injured mountain biker in West Kelowna's Smith Creek area has been rescued,

Big lotto wins in Kamloops

Jun 19, 2021 / 9:00 am

Photo: Contributed No winning ticket was sold for the $70 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw, but a couple of people in Kamloops will be celebrating Saturday morning.  The huge $70-million jackpot has remained

Teen faces jail for stabbing

Jun 19, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Eli Beauregard A Kelowna teenager had been living on the streets, using drugs and drinking to the point of blackout, for two years before she fatally stabbed a 16-year-old in downtown Kelowna two years ago. The sentencing

Central Ok. still a hot spot

Jun 18, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry While cases of COVID-19 have been steadily dropping across all of B.C. in recent weeks, that drop has been moving much slower in the Interior. And Dr. Bonnie Henry says many

120 new cases, one death

Jun 17, 2021 / 3:20 pm

There have been 120 new cases of COVID-19 identified in B.C. in the past 24 hours, including 43 in the Interior. The new cases bring the total positive tests in the province to 146,794, but there remains 1,451 active cases. Active cases dropped

Hot, dry weather concerning

Jun 17, 2021 / 3:03 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen The Okanagan's “wet season” has been anything but this year, and temperatures are expected to continue to rise through the rest of June. Following the driest spring on record in both Kelowna and Vernon,

'Near normal' in schools

Jun 17, 2021 / 10:05 am

Students in British Columbia are expected to return to “near normal” class in September, following more than a year of disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. During a press conference Thursday morning, Minister of Education Jennifer

Interior cases falling slower

Jun 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

While the number of new COVID-19 cases across British Columbia continues to steadily fall, that decrease is moving slower in the Interior relative to the rest of the province. BC Centre for Disease Control data, collected by Castanet, shows the


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