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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

Pre-emptive hwy closures

Nov 26, 2021 / 4:31 pm

Photo: Ministry of Transportation Damage to HIghway 3 from earlier this month The B.C. government is pre-emptively closing several major highways connecting the Interior and the coast Saturday, in preparation for more “atmospheric

341 new cases, six deaths

Nov 26, 2021 / 3:55 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry Another 341 British Columbians tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, including 77 in the Interior. The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the pandemic

Kicking off the ski season

Nov 26, 2021 / 2:11 pm

Hundreds of skiers and boarders lined up at Big White's Bullet Chair Friday morning, eager to get in their first tracks of the season. But some were a little more than eager than others. Brendan Roberts and Donovan Cantu set up camp at the

Months to rebuild highways

Nov 26, 2021 / 12:40 pm

Photo: TranBC Flood repairs on Highway 1 at Nicomen, which is between Lytton and Spences Bridge (Nov. 25, 2021). UPDATE: 12:40 p.m. Highway 1 through the Fraser Canyon is not expected to reopen until at least mid-January, while the government

Airlifting food to homes

Nov 26, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Ministry of Transportation Large sections of Highway 8 were washed into the Nicola River during last week's storm. The winding highway connecting Merritt and Spences Bridge was one of the hardest hit highways during B.C.'s

424 new cases, three deaths

Nov 25, 2021 / 4:05 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry There were 424 British Columbians who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, including 93 in the Interior. The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the pandemic

Hwy 1 reopens, Coq far off

Nov 25, 2021 / 1:30 pm

Photo: Ministry of Transportation Highway 1 near No. 3 Road near Abbotsford Thursday. UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. While boats were using the Trans-Canada Highway through Abbotsford just last week, the highway is reopening to motor vehicles Thursday

Heavy snow falls on hwys

Nov 25, 2021 / 11:09 am

Photo: DriveBC Rogers Pass Thursday morning. Heavy snow will continue to fall over the Kootenays and Rogers Pass, with upwards of 40 cm forecast to fall on some mountain passes. About 10 cm of snow fell on the Trans-Canada Highway between

Tunes returning to Big White

Nov 25, 2021 / 8:15 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Max Kerman of the Arkells at Kelowna's Prospera Place in 2019. One of Canada's biggest bands is coming to Big White in April 2. After COVID-19 forced organizers to scrap their plans for a live Arkells

322 new cases, nine deaths

Nov 24, 2021 / 4:05 pm

Photo: BC gov. Flickr Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry There were 322 positive COVID-19 tests across British Columbia in the past 24 hours, with 86 of these coming from the Interior. The new cases bring B.C.’s total since
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