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Tom Zytaruk

I write unvarnished opinion columns and unbiased news reports for the Surrey Now-Leader and have received more than 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 also 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

B.C. police watchdog dinged $50K for discrimination of Métis job applicant

B.C. police watchdog dinged $50K for discrimination of Métis job applicant

The Independent Investigation Office denied it discriminated against the complainant
Bear spotted in Surrey's Newton neighbourhood, police monitoring

Bear spotted in Surrey's Newton neighbourhood, police monitoring

Surrey RCMP and conservation officers monitoring bear spotted near Frank Hurt Secondary School
Surrey temple employee charged in alleged sexual assault of teen

Surrey temple employee charged in alleged sexual assault of teen

Ajastar Singh, 59, is charged with sexual assault and sexual interference of a person under age 16. 
B.C. labour minister not seeking re-election in Surrey

B.C. labour minister not seeking re-election in Surrey

Harry Bains is the second Surrey NDP MLA to decide not to seek re-election
Longtime NDP MLA Ralston not seeking re-election in Surrey

Longtime NDP MLA Ralston not seeking re-election in Surrey

Five-term NDP MLA for Surrey-Whalley has decided not to run for a sixth term in the Oct. 19 provincial general election
TransLink says cash gap forcing $90M/year in 'efficiencies'

TransLink says cash gap forcing $90M/year in 'efficiencies'

"These are the only cards we have left to play," TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn told the mayors.
Ex-Surrey mayor accuses Locke of 'cronyism' after councillor's cousin hired

Ex-Surrey mayor accuses Locke of 'cronyism' after councillor's cousin hired

The Safe Surrey Coalition is calling for a 'thorough investigation into the appointment process'
Surrey drop-in centre shooting reaps 8-year sentence

Surrey drop-in centre shooting reaps 8-year sentence

The court heard James Craig MacIsaac, 38, has an 'extensive' criminal record including convictions related to firearms and violence
Surrey mayor outlines next steps on 'imposed' police transition

Surrey mayor outlines next steps on 'imposed' police transition

Surrey mayor says process must be 'transparent and accountable'
BREAKING NEWS: Surrey loses policing transition court case

BREAKING NEWS: Surrey loses policing transition court case

Justice Kevin Loo released his decision Thursday
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