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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

Sentencing date set for man convicted in Amanda Todd 'sextorion' case

Sentencing date set for man convicted in Amanda Todd 'sextorion' case

Aydin Coban was found guilty on five charges in relation to the Port Coquitlam teen following a nine-week trial in New Westminster court.
Photos + Video: RCMP map accused killer's escape route from Port Coquitlam jail, post new suspect images

Photos + Video: RCMP map accused killer's escape route from Port Coquitlam jail, post new suspect images

Rabih "Robby" Alkhalil is still at large nearly three weeks after getting help from two men that posed as employed contractors.
Indigenous woman from Coquitlam found dead in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Indigenous woman from Coquitlam found dead in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Kwemcexenalqs (Kwem) Manuel-Gottfriedson was last seen in the Tri-Cities on July 27. Her body was discovered three days later, and not far from where a Port Coquitlam teen's body was recently found.
Tips coming in, but still no 'useful' evidence in accused killer's escape from Port Coquitlam jail

Tips coming in, but still no 'useful' evidence in accused killer's escape from Port Coquitlam jail

Rabih Alkhalil remains at large and the multi-level investigation includes international agencies given his connections around the globe.
Update: Accused killer might be trying to flee B.C. after escaping Port Coquitlam jail

Update: Accused killer might be trying to flee B.C. after escaping Port Coquitlam jail

Police say original photos of the alleged suspects were stock images with a "close resemblance" to the ones they provided before breaking out Rabih Alkhalil, who's facing first-degree murder charges.
Photos: Mounties take down secret Coquitlam drug production lab

Photos: Mounties take down secret Coquitlam drug production lab

One man was arrested, but later released pending an ongoing investigation into the potential drugs involved, and add there's no risk to public safety.
Public can now access Vancouver-area island as evacuation alert ends

Public can now access Vancouver-area island as evacuation alert ends

Barnston Island was put on a local state of emergency, but water levels have since dropped along the Fraser River.
More buses hitting the road to Metro Vancouver summer spots. Here's where

More buses hitting the road to Metro Vancouver summer spots. Here's where

What's your go-to must-visit summer stop? TransLink is increasing its service to several regional destinations, as well as three key Surrey routes.
Aunt's $675K birthday gift sets B.C. man's family for life

Aunt's $675K birthday gift sets B.C. man's family for life

Jordan Marcellus first thought his winning ticket was a fake.
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.