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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

Tri-Cities' first 2021 heatwave ends, but expect 30 C temperatures to return

Tri-Cities' first 2021 heatwave ends, but expect 30 C temperatures to return

Special weather statement lasted for nearly 72 hours for Metro Vancouver and as the first official week of summer continues, Environment Canada is predicting more hot and humid conditions.
More than $18K in community grants awarded to Port Moody organizations

More than $18K in community grants awarded to Port Moody organizations

Ten of 12 eligible applicants — all non-profits — are sharing the 2021 program’s pot and will use the money to advance unity.
Trio of Tri-City students among select winners for $5.1M scholarship fund

Trio of Tri-City students among select winners for $5.1M scholarship fund

Three teens — two from Coquitlam and one from Port Coquitlam — were successful in applying for the 2021 Beedie Luminaries, which aims to help those facing life challenges in pursuing a college education.
Young Coquitlam trees to be nourished during summer's dry periods with re-installed water bags

Young Coquitlam trees to be nourished during summer's dry periods with re-installed water bags

The city's parks team is set to refill the bags every two weeks between now and late September as part of efforts to maintain urban forestry in the community.
A heatwave is coming for the Tri-Cities, but how long will it last?

A heatwave is coming for the Tri-Cities, but how long will it last?

Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody may experience above seasonal temperatures this weekend as all of Metro Vancouver is under a special weather statement.
Friends hope to raise $50K for Coquitlam resident recovering from northern B.C. bear attack

Friends hope to raise $50K for Coquitlam resident recovering from northern B.C. bear attack

Gil Graham was part of a team reopening a work camp that had been shut down by COVID-19 when a bear appeared out of nowhere and pinned him down while trying to escape danger.
RCMP say missing Port Coquitlam teen may be getting help avoiding well-being check

RCMP say missing Port Coquitlam teen may be getting help avoiding well-being check

Noelle "Elli" O'soup remains missing since May 12, 2021, and may have changed her look; while she's known to frequent Vancouver, Mounties say she could be anywhere across the Lower Mainland.
About 2K Coquitlam streetlights are switching to LED bulbs in 2021

About 2K Coquitlam streetlights are switching to LED bulbs in 2021

This is the fourth of a five-year, $5.6-million city project to replace 10,000 streetlights with energy-efficient diodes that last for two decades
The 'wading' is over: Port Coquitlam reopening two wading pools with COVID-19 protocols

The 'wading' is over: Port Coquitlam reopening two wading pools with COVID-19 protocols

Young families will be able to enjoy summer swimming with their children as the city implements an advanced booking process to ensure safety and equal time for everyone.
Local Tri-City COVID-19 cases down by 30% in latest week-to-week report

Local Tri-City COVID-19 cases down by 30% in latest week-to-week report

It's the first one-third drop in numbers in two weeks — according to the BC Centre for Disease Control — showing the region's resiliency and urge to get vaccinated.