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According to Facebook’s analytics department, total messaging is up more than 50 per cent over the last month in countries that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus. (Contributed)

ZYTARUK: Speaking of the truth, and nothing but…

As timeless as the stars, the truth remains constant. It is also purity defined

  • Nov 4, 2020

 

B.C.’s parliament building, Victoria. (Photo: Tom Fletcher)

ZYTARUK: Votes come at a premium price. Time to pay the tab

Promises are rained upon the voting public much like confetti being blasted from the maw of a cannon, or particles of ash spewn from an erupting volcano

  • Oct 27, 2020

 

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ZYTARUK: Mandatory fees make it hard on post-secondary students

Students are forced to pay a scandalous heap of fees on top of their tuition

  • Sep 28, 2020

 

ZYTARUK: Public health, economic health, and the mixed messages in between

ZYTARUK: Public health, economic health, and the mixed messages in between

If you sometimes feel like you’re running Hell’s Gate on a pool noodle, you’re not alone

ZYTARUK: Public health, economic health, and the mixed messages in between
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ZYTARUK: Spanish flu offers good lesson in re-opening during pandemic

Governments are under immense pressure to ease restrictions, considering their inability to control the crowd that’s already liberated itself from the ravages of common sense

  • May 13, 2020
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ZYTARUK: Hey Surrey, time to break out a bored game

Anyone else starting to feel like they’re an outpost?

  • Apr 13, 2020
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ZYTARUK: Hey Surrey, fill your jars with precious rocks

The sand can stay at the beach

  • Mar 30, 2020
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ZYTARUK: Step back, people. Personal space is where it’s at

These days, crowds plus cozy equals — you guessed it — COVIDiots

  • Mar 24, 2020
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Supporters stand with protesters during a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ont. on Monday, Feb.17, 2020, in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposed to the LNG pipeline in northern British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg                                 Supporters stand with protesters during a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ont. on Monday, Feb.17, 2020, in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposed to the LNG pipeline in northern British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

ZYTARUK: Trudeau needs to stop dithering and fix blockade crisis

Trudeau noted Canadians are asking themselves, “What is happening in this country?” He’s got that right

  • Feb 18, 2020
Supporters stand with protesters during a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ont. on Monday, Feb.17, 2020, in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposed to the LNG pipeline in northern British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg                                 Supporters stand with protesters during a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ont. on Monday, Feb.17, 2020, in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposed to the LNG pipeline in northern British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
ZYTARUK: Contemplating ghosts of Christmas past

ZYTARUK: Contemplating ghosts of Christmas past

Holy jeepers, of course it’s okay to say “Merry Christmas”

  • Dec 20, 2018
ZYTARUK: Contemplating ghosts of Christmas past
ZYTARUK: Surrey council talks a good game about listening, but will it walk the talk?

ZYTARUK: Surrey council talks a good game about listening, but will it walk the talk?

I guess we have the next four years to find out, but Monday night should give us a pretty good idea

  • Dec 13, 2018
ZYTARUK: Surrey council talks a good game about listening, but will it walk the talk?
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ZYTARUK: You don’t have to wear the ribbon – but look out if you don’t

Demonize and dog-pile. If you disagree with me, you are not only wrong, you are evil. The enemy…

  • Nov 15, 2018
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ZYTARUK: Surrey’s dynastic approach to light rail

ZYTARUK: Surrey’s dynastic approach to light rail

It looks to be more of the way of the future in Surrey than you might have thought

  • Jul 26, 2018
ZYTARUK: Surrey’s dynastic approach to light rail
ZYTARUK: For those about to snore…

ZYTARUK: For those about to snore…

Did you know that if you google ‘snoring’ you’ll get about 77,400,000 hits?

ZYTARUK: For those about to snore…
ZYTARUK: Keeping homicide victims’ names from public a disturbing trend

ZYTARUK: Keeping homicide victims’ names from public a disturbing trend

Not revealing the identities of homicide victims is bad public policy, and here’s why

ZYTARUK: Keeping homicide victims’ names from public a disturbing trend
ZYTARUK: What other costumes has Mr. Trudeau in his tickle trunk?

ZYTARUK: What other costumes has Mr. Trudeau in his tickle trunk?

You could call it the #Trudeau Collection™

  • Feb 23, 2018
ZYTARUK: What other costumes has Mr. Trudeau in his tickle trunk?
ZYTARUK: Research is almost always a good thing

ZYTARUK: Research is almost always a good thing

It’s good to know your history, be it real or ficticious.

ZYTARUK: Research is almost always a good thing
ZYTARUK: My book, my Kilimanjaro

ZYTARUK: My book, my Kilimanjaro

Column writer shares sage platitudes on getting the job done, eventually

ZYTARUK: My book, my Kilimanjaro
ZYTARUK: Face your fears, no matter how high up you are

ZYTARUK: Face your fears, no matter how high up you are

The higher I go, the wobblier my knees get.

ZYTARUK: Face your fears, no matter how high up you are
ZYTARUK: You want goofy? You’ve got goofy…

ZYTARUK: You want goofy? You’ve got goofy…

WARNING: Contains no graphic or upsetting news, but might make you scratch your head a bit

ZYTARUK: You want goofy? You’ve got goofy…