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Tom Zytaruk

I write unvarnished opinion columns and unbiased news reports for the Surrey Now-Leader and have received 30 North American, national and provincial writing awards in categories such as outstanding columnist, best opinion writing, outstanding reporter initiative and best election coverage.
I’m the author of two books: Millennium Milestones: A history of Surrey, White Rock and North Delta, and Like a Rock: The Chuck Cadman Story (B.C. Bestseller) and have been named a Friend of Heritage by Delta and Surrey, where I live with my family and a formidable cactus, Igor.

Phone
604-543-5866
Email
tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Recent Work by Tom

Surrey to see big boom in young workers in coming years, analyst forecasts

Surrey to see big boom in young workers in coming years, analyst forecasts

Andrew Ramlo predicts Surrey will have ‘really good stock’ of young workers
Two serious pedestrian crashes in Surrey Monday night, one a hit-and-run

Two serious pedestrian crashes in Surrey Monday night, one a hit-and-run

A man was hit by a semi-trailer in the 6700-block of 152 Street and a woman was hit by an SUV in the 12200 block of 82 Avenue
Pro-Palestine protesters once again lay siege to Surrey council

Pro-Palestine protesters once again lay siege to Surrey council

‘The whole City Hall was locked down,’ Coun. Linda Annis said
Judge upholds Quarantine Act fine at Peace Arch Border Crossing

Judge upholds Quarantine Act fine at Peace Arch Border Crossing

Nithya Geetapriya Ananda, aka Joanna Lasoka, appealed the fine
Sentencing date set for Surrey care aide charged with defrauding seniors

Sentencing date set for Surrey care aide charged with defrauding seniors

Ana Marie Lat Chamdal, 30, originally faced 77 criminal charges
Surrey man busted with loaded handgun in satchel gets 30 months jail

Surrey man busted with loaded handgun in satchel gets 30 months jail

‘Ghost gun’ didn’t have a serial number, judge notes
Mounties now eligible for $75K in health benefits for gender-affirming care

Mounties now eligible for $75K in health benefits for gender-affirming care

The benefit is retroactive to Oct. 12, 2023
Surrey councillor’s turkey farm loses 18K birds to avian flu

Surrey councillor’s turkey farm loses 18K birds to avian flu

Mike Bose described it as ‘life going to hell’
Man shot at 84 Avenue and Scott Road Friday afternoon

Man shot at 84 Avenue and Scott Road Friday afternoon

Surrey Mounties alerted to vehicle fire in 9900-block of 179 Street a half-hour later
Pedestrian in Surrey crosswalk crash lobbied city hall to install it

Pedestrian in Surrey crosswalk crash lobbied city hall to install it

Judge finds City of Surrey not liable for negligence
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