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Kyle Balzer

Kyle  Balzer

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

He has covered a variety of stories from education & Indigenous relations, to community interests & 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 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, & diving into new experiences.

Twitter: @KyleBalzer

Recent Work by Kyle

Up to 70 mm of rainfall expected for the Tri-Cities with warning in effect

Up to 70 mm of rainfall expected for the Tri-Cities with warning in effect

Environment Canada has included Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody in its rainfall warning as it's predicted to downpour the rest of the weekend.
By Monday, Tri-City residents required to download vaccine card for entry to "discretionary" events and businesses

By Monday, Tri-City residents required to download vaccine card for entry to "discretionary" events and businesses

B.C.'s grace-period for use of COVID-19 immunization card ending soon; pop-up vaccine clinic scheduled for Port Coquitlam.
Coquitlam library to provide reflection, learning opportunities for Truth and Reconciliation Day

Coquitlam library to provide reflection, learning opportunities for Truth and Reconciliation Day

In 2019, the CPL established a mandate to follow recommendations by the 2015 national commission's report to include Indigenous material and workshops.
Free webinar to explore ideas on preventing fires in Coquitlam watershed

Free webinar to explore ideas on preventing fires in Coquitlam watershed

After volunteers clean up Traboulay PoCo Trail this weekend, the same group also hopes to provide tips on managing the environment in your own neighbourhood.
BIPOC, LGBTQ identifying Coquitlam students called to create heritage exhibits

BIPOC, LGBTQ identifying Coquitlam students called to create heritage exhibits

In an effort to showcase more diversity and community inclusion, the local museum is hoping youths of minority representation can help by sharing their upbringing.
Canadian fashion giant opening 400 seasonal jobs not too far from its Coquitlam location

Canadian fashion giant opening 400 seasonal jobs not too far from its Coquitlam location

Aritzia is offering what it calls "best-in-class" perks to work at its Lower Mainland distribution centre.
Massive anti-vaccine card billboard in Port Coquitlam turns heads before swiftly removed

Massive anti-vaccine card billboard in Port Coquitlam turns heads before swiftly removed

B.C.'s vaccine card is requiring double-vaccination against COVID-19 for "discretionary" events on Oct. 24, much to the dislike of several groups and movements.
Dozens of scofflaws skirt Coquitlam garbage bylaws amidst bear feeding frenzy

Dozens of scofflaws skirt Coquitlam garbage bylaws amidst bear feeding frenzy

As fall settles in, the city is urging residents to secure all potential attractants on their property to avoid risks to public safety.
Officially official: Mail-in ballots confirm Tri-City MPs amid 61 per cent voter turnout

Officially official: Mail-in ballots confirm Tri-City MPs amid 61 per cent voter turnout

MP-elects Bonita Zarrillo and Ron McKinnon are off to Ottawa as final numbers are tallied by Elections Canada — including mail-in ballots for the two ridings.
Delta variant still sourcing weekly triple-digit COVID-19 local-area cases in Tri-Cities

Delta variant still sourcing weekly triple-digit COVID-19 local-area cases in Tri-Cities

New BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) stats are inching in the right direction, but the region remains in the same stance as it was in late May.