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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

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.
Tuna, hot dogs and pet food: Port Moody resident fined after leaving platter for 'dangerous wildlife'

Tuna, hot dogs and pet food: Port Moody resident fined after leaving platter for 'dangerous wildlife'

Conservation officers say there's been an increase in coyote and bear sightings, and securing attractants and help reduce potential conflicts.
Argument and altercation led to fatal 'isolated' Coquitlam stabbing, no gang connections

Argument and altercation led to fatal 'isolated' Coquitlam stabbing, no gang connections

IHIT says this was not a random attack, but it's not clear if the victim and an arrested suspect were known to each other.
New Coquitlam driver — with no 'N' — clocks nearly 120 km/h in 50 zone ahead of B.C. high-risk driving month

New Coquitlam driver — with no 'N' — clocks nearly 120 km/h in 50 zone ahead of B.C. high-risk driving month

They were given hundreds of dollars in fines, plus a seven-day vehicle impoundment, days before police began an annual awareness campaign about excessive speeding.
Missing person found

Missing person found

Impaired Coquitlam driver clocks 122 km/h in 70 zone over Easter long weekend

Impaired Coquitlam driver clocks 122 km/h in 70 zone over Easter long weekend

The excessive speedster was caught at more than 50 km/h over the limit along Lougheed Highway in the early hours of Easter Sunday.
'Life-saving' device to detect opioid overdoses, alert medical services in the works by Coquitlam company

'Life-saving' device to detect opioid overdoses, alert medical services in the works by Coquitlam company

ODEN Health Solutions won $30,000 from a business competition at SFU, bringing it one step closer to potentially saving one more person's life.
A Coquitlam man was murdered in a targeted shooting next to a busy basketball court. Little is still known one year later

A Coquitlam man was murdered in a targeted shooting next to a busy basketball court. Little is still known one year later

Bailey McKinney had a history with police and "conflict" with others potentially responsible for his death, but a family friend said the 20-year-old man was turning his life around.
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.
Children's eyes exposed to alleged hot sauce intentionally smeared on Port Moody school playground

Children's eyes exposed to alleged hot sauce intentionally smeared on Port Moody school playground

Police say the substance was found on high-touch surfaces at Aspenwood Elementary.