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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

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

Sentencing date set for man convicted in Amanda Todd 'sextorion' 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.
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.
Update: Accused killer might be trying to flee B.C. after escaping Port Coquitlam jail

Update: Accused killer might be trying to flee B.C. after escaping Port Coquitlam jail

Police say original photos of the alleged suspects were stock images with a "close resemblance" to the ones they provided before breaking out Rabih Alkhalil, who's facing first-degree murder charges.
Former Coquitlam gymnasts allege abuse in class-action lawsuit

Former Coquitlam gymnasts allege abuse in class-action lawsuit

Amelia Cline, the named plaintiff, claims she was sexually, physically and emotionally abused by two coaches at the Tri-City facility.
Métis family heritage of Port Coquitlam hero Terry Fox enshrined permanently at BC Place

Métis family heritage of Port Coquitlam hero Terry Fox enshrined permanently at BC Place

The provincial governing body for the First Nation presented a plaque alongside Terry's brother Darrell and other dignitaries.
Tagless, 'frightened' puppy rescued by Port Moody police after running into traffic

Tagless, 'frightened' puppy rescued by Port Moody police after running into traffic

Is this your dog? It's now comfortable and receiving care at the Coquitlam Animal Shelter, where workers hope to reunite it with its rightful owner.
Maple Ridge mother identified as victim in isolated fatal Coquitlam stabbing

Maple Ridge mother identified as victim in isolated fatal Coquitlam stabbing

Believing it was not a random attack, investigators confirm Ramina Shah worked in the area not far from where she was found with wounds in an underground parkade.
Trio of Tri-City hockey products Beijing bound with 2022 Canadian Olympic team

Trio of Tri-City hockey products Beijing bound with 2022 Canadian Olympic team

Ben Street and Adam Tambellini are on the men's roster in search of a gold medal, while Kent Johnson is listed as an alternate.
The final lap: Popular Tri-City swim program — and its colourful badges — coming to an end in 2022

The final lap: Popular Tri-City swim program — and its colourful badges — coming to an end in 2022

Canadian Red Cross' swimming and lifeguarding initiatives have been teaching kids, youth and young adults in the pool for more than 75 years.
One year ago, Trina Hunt was reported missing to Port Moody police — and no arrests have been made

One year ago, Trina Hunt was reported missing to Port Moody police — and no arrests have been made

Various vigils and events have taken place in the past year to remember Hunt, but there's still little info about the progression of her case.