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Tom Zytaruk

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 council approves 2 towers 42, 22 storeys tall, in Whalley and Guildford

Surrey council approves 2 towers 42, 22 storeys tall, in Whalley and Guildford

This followed a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 25
Surrey MP Sarai’s appointment to veteran affairs, national defence ‘very personal’

Surrey MP Sarai’s appointment to veteran affairs, national defence ‘very personal’

Surrey MP’s father fought in World War II and the veterans affairs centre was the first thing Sarai lobbied for, in Surrey
Tenants rights group wants Surrey council to put ‘teeth’ in bylaws enforcement

Tenants rights group wants Surrey council to put ‘teeth’ in bylaws enforcement

ACORN says Surrey not doing enough to enforce maintenance and repairs standard at rental apartment buildings
Surrey council to vote on 2 towers 42, 22 storeys tall

Surrey council to vote on 2 towers 42, 22 storeys tall

This will be after a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 25
Reject EI premium increases, Surrey Board of Trade tells feds

Reject EI premium increases, Surrey Board of Trade tells feds

Premium increase intended to pay down debt arising from pandemic-related programs
War of words continues in Surrey policing transition

War of words continues in Surrey policing transition

Elford, Nagra call for Locke’s resignation as chairwoman of Surrey Police Board
India’s government says Trudeau’s claim ‘absurd’ on Surrey Gurdwara president’s murder

India’s government says Trudeau’s claim ‘absurd’ on Surrey Gurdwara president’s murder

Trudeau says ‘credible’ intelligence links Indian government agents to shooting of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45
Surrey MP says ‘remain calm’ after PM advises ‘credible’ intelligence links India to Nijjar murder

Surrey MP says ‘remain calm’ after PM advises ‘credible’ intelligence links India to Nijjar murder

‘I know the community will be feeling very angry and frightened right now,’ Sukh Dhaliwal says
Surrey tops 31 Canadian cities for people who’d take the money and run, survey says

Surrey tops 31 Canadian cities for people who’d take the money and run, survey says

55% would pocket cash they found on the street while 45% would hand it over to police in case someone claims it, respondents indicate
No Surrey Police Service officers are working from home, chief constable tells council

No Surrey Police Service officers are working from home, chief constable tells council

‘We have not figured out the plan to implement them, deploy them into Surrey detachment,’ Chief Norm Lipinski said