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Kyle  Balzer

Kyle Balzer

Kyle Balzer graduated with distinction from BCIT's Broadcast and Online Journalism program in 2016.

He has covered a variety of stories from education and Indigenous relations, to community interests and sports.

Kyle is a three-time award-winning journalist, including recognition from the BC Association of Broadcasters for his part in covering the 2017 BC wildfire season.

He's worked for media outlets in Abbotsford, Surrey and Prince George before joining the Tri-City News, and has visited six different countries in his lifetime, including Colombia and Ukraine.

He loves meeting new people, listening to unique stories, and diving into new experiences.

His wife, Jess, works for our sister publication at Burnaby NOW.

Twitter: @KyleBalzer

Recent Work by Kyle

Port Moody brewery wants your pet's face on a can of beer. Here's how

Port Moody brewery wants your pet's face on a can of beer. Here's how

Yellow Dog Brewing is teaming up with BC SPCA to raise funds for local shelters and animals in need.
Update: Coquitlam psychiatric patients wanted on Canada-wide warrants found

Update: Coquitlam psychiatric patients wanted on Canada-wide warrants found

Eric Sabbadin and Michael Gardner failed to return to a designated facility Sunday night (Sept. 4).
Volunteers sought as Metro Vancouver non-profit predicts spike in kids' program demand

Volunteers sought as Metro Vancouver non-profit predicts spike in kids' program demand

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver serves more than 1,000 kids, but it could take three years for one of them to be matched with a mentor.
$50K reward renewed by Trina Hunt's family for tips in active murder case

$50K reward renewed by Trina Hunt's family for tips in active murder case

A suspect's release from a June arrest, without charges, is the latest publicly known activity in the active investigation into the Port Moody woman's death.
Coquitlam hosting Team B.C. lacrosse tryouts for North American Indigenous Games

Coquitlam hosting Team B.C. lacrosse tryouts for North American Indigenous Games

There are three teams set to represent the province at one of the biggest sports events on the continent in 2023.
Grandmother loses $10K in Coquitlam lawyer scam

Grandmother loses $10K in Coquitlam lawyer scam

Amid a recent string of scams involving unauthorized transactions, RCMP are urging the public to think twice before transferring money to complete strangers.
Sentencing date set for man convicted in Amanda Todd 'sextortion' case

Sentencing date set for man convicted in Amanda Todd 'sextortion' case

Aydin Coban was found guilty on five charges in relation to the Port Coquitlam teen following a nine-week trial in New Westminster court.
Photos + Video: RCMP map accused killer's escape route from Port Coquitlam jail, post new suspect images

Photos + Video: RCMP map accused killer's escape route from Port Coquitlam jail, post new suspect images

Rabih "Robby" Alkhalil is still at large nearly three weeks after getting help from two men that posed as employed contractors.
Indigenous woman from Coquitlam found dead in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Indigenous woman from Coquitlam found dead in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Kwemcexenalqs (Kwem) Manuel-Gottfriedson was last seen in the Tri-Cities on July 27. Her body was discovered three days later, and not far from where a Port Coquitlam teen's body was recently found.
Tips coming in, but still no 'useful' evidence in accused killer's escape from Port Coquitlam jail

Tips coming in, but still no 'useful' evidence in accused killer's escape from Port Coquitlam jail

Rabih Alkhalil remains at large and the multi-level investigation includes international agencies given his connections around the globe.