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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

More counselling help for youth in B.C. as Foundry expands

More counselling help for youth in B.C. as Foundry expands

‘This expansion is our largest to date,’ Dr. Steve Mathias says
Pro-Palestine protesters disrupt Surrey council for 4th month in a row

Pro-Palestine protesters disrupt Surrey council for 4th month in a row

Council meeting moved outside regular chambers, police stationed in parkade as a precaution
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’
Canada to see ‘soft landing’ but not recession in 2024, economist forecasts

Canada to see ‘soft landing’ but not recession in 2024, economist forecasts

Pierre Cléroux, chief economist of the Business Development Bank of Canada, served up his economic forecast at a Surrey Board of Trade luncheon at Northview Golf Course on Feb. 1
Petition to recall Surrey MLA Rachna Singh fails

Petition to recall Surrey MLA Rachna Singh fails

It didn’t receive the number of signatures the Recall and Initiative Act requires
Surrey mayor says police, like all city departments, need to get in line for budget asks

Surrey mayor says police, like all city departments, need to get in line for budget asks

‘I cannot impose this budget on the city,” Mike Serr, Surrey Police Board administrator, concedes
B.C. boy, 13, brings loaded gun to school, gets 6 months ‘custodial’ sentence

B.C. boy, 13, brings loaded gun to school, gets 6 months ‘custodial’ sentence

Boy told principal he ‘thought it would be cool to show people,’ judge says
Details revealed on Surrey Police Service’s provisional budget for 2024

Details revealed on Surrey Police Service’s provisional budget for 2024

‘I cannot impose this budget on the city,” Mike Serr, Surrey Police Board administrator, concedes
Pair charged after teen stabbed in the gut on a bus outside Surrey mall

Pair charged after teen stabbed in the gut on a bus outside Surrey mall

Police say 2023 incident tied to mall altercation following remarks made to victim’s girlfriend
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