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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

No injuries reported as Coquitlam RCMP investigate shots fired on Austin Avenue

No injuries reported as Coquitlam RCMP investigate shots fired on Austin Avenue

Witnesses said they saw multiple police vehicles parked near the McDonald's restaurant and officers taped up a portion of the lot.
Port Coquitlam's Jenn Salling bringing home Canada's first-ever softball medal from Tokyo Olympics

Port Coquitlam's Jenn Salling bringing home Canada's first-ever softball medal from Tokyo Olympics

Salling scored the team's first run en route to a 3-2 victory over Mexico in the bronze-medal match 13 years after the sport last appeared in the games.
Less tangle, more angle: Waste bins installed at pair of popular Coquitlam fishing lakes

Less tangle, more angle: Waste bins installed at pair of popular Coquitlam fishing lakes

Used fishing lines and old hooks can now be properly disposed of at Como and Lafarge Lakes so local wildlife can't get caught in loose waste.
Carson Latimer is the Port Moody Panthers' first-ever alum picked at an NHL Draft

Carson Latimer is the Port Moody Panthers' first-ever alum picked at an NHL Draft

He was taken by the Ottawa Senators in the fourth round and has also made Lower Mainland hockey history as well.
Joint $500K investment hopes to grow diversity in B.C.'s film industry

Joint $500K investment hopes to grow diversity in B.C.'s film industry

A 2019 study says the provincial sector's "below-the-line workforce" is less diverse; recruitment platform to be created with goal of more balanced representation.
Coquitlam's Abby Chow emerging as one of Canada's top female junior golfers

Coquitlam's Abby Chow emerging as one of Canada's top female junior golfers

The UBC committed athlete recently won her first-ever tour event in Kamloops, surging her to fifth in the national rankings of the Maple Leaf Tour.
B.C.'s Adopt A Highway campaign relaunches year after COVID-19 cancellation

B.C.'s Adopt A Highway campaign relaunches year after COVID-19 cancellation

Residents are encouraged to volunteer time and effort to clean up their local highway for the benefit of the surrounding environment — and our own social sake.
Port Moody's Kent Johnson taken by Columbus Blue Jackets in 2021 NHL Draft

Port Moody's Kent Johnson taken by Columbus Blue Jackets in 2021 NHL Draft

Johnson was selected fifth overall in the first round of the virtual entry draft after an impressive NCAA hockey rookie campaign.
Coquitlam-based agency receiving slice of $36.5M fund to revitalize B.C.'s tourism sector

Coquitlam-based agency receiving slice of $36.5M fund to revitalize B.C.'s tourism sector

OCK Tour Ltd. is one of 83 bus companies and major attractions in hopes it can help them recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Increased class sizes planned as Coquitlam looks ahead at fall recreation expansion

Increased class sizes planned as Coquitlam looks ahead at fall recreation expansion

Step Four of B.C.'s COVID-19 restart plan begins after Labour Day, which is set to see a return to normal indoor and outdoor recreation activities.