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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

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.
UPDATE: Coquitlam commuters urged to drive carefully as Highway 1 east reopens on Port Mann Bridge

UPDATE: Coquitlam commuters urged to drive carefully as Highway 1 east reopens on Port Mann Bridge

A multi-vehicle collision on the bridge caused all lanes to close for several hours; reports indicate one person was sent to hospital.
RCMP offering B.C. youth the chance to voice generational concerns

RCMP offering B.C. youth the chance to voice generational concerns

Applications are open for a provincial committee as Mounties hope to "gain deep insight" into the challenges facing young people.
VIDEO: Beer truck spills load after trailer rips open on Coquitlam highway

VIDEO: Beer truck spills load after trailer rips open on Coquitlam highway

The trailer of a truck carrying apparent Budweiser cases and cans ripped open while travelling east on Highway 7 near Colony Farm Road.
Port Coquitlam woman — now $410K richer — had to wait three days before hearing the news

Port Coquitlam woman — now $410K richer — had to wait three days before hearing the news

Tamra Howren was without cell service while working near Salmon Arm, and thought a scammer was calling before realizing it was the real deal.
What should a permanent paid sick-leave program entail? B.C. wants to know

What should a permanent paid sick-leave program entail? B.C. wants to know

The province has begun a public consultation process to address current options; if findings ring true, regulation could come in effect by Jan. 1, 2022.
Port Coquitlam protest wants terminated Richmond hotel workers rehired

Port Coquitlam protest wants terminated Richmond hotel workers rehired

Richmond's unionized Pacific Gateway hotel workers rallied outside Ron McKinnon's office asking local MP to "put pressure" on government to protect jobs.
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.
'It feels very surreal': Port Coquitlam woman wins $2M a week before officially retiring

'It feels very surreal': Port Coquitlam woman wins $2M a week before officially retiring

Lea Olson wants to go globetrotting after she matched all six numbers to claim BC/49's top prize from its June 19, 2021 draw.
One arrested as police investigate assault at Coquitlam park allegedly sparked over water guns

One arrested as police investigate assault at Coquitlam park allegedly sparked over water guns

RCMP says little information is being released at this time as allegations circulating on social media of a weekend confrontation involving an Asian teen getting punched in the head.