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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

Yogi, is that you? Surrey RCMP keep eye on bear visiting Newton

Yogi, is that you? Surrey RCMP keep eye on bear visiting Newton

Police 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. 
Surrey council awards design contract for 72 Avenue extension

Surrey council awards design contract for 72 Avenue extension

Once built, the 72 Avenue expansion is expected to see 37,300 vehicles daily
Surrey eyes major density increase in Scott Road corridor

Surrey eyes major density increase in Scott Road corridor

Number of dwellings in the area, estimated at 12,111, is anticipated to grow to as many as 51,000 under a new visioning study
Surrey gives go-ahead to two-tower development in Whalley

Surrey gives go-ahead to two-tower development in Whalley

Tenants say the move will displace people living in current rental building
Two more women charged in Guildford robbery

Two more women charged in Guildford robbery

Surrey Mounties on Feb. 18 responded to a report of shots fired at a jewellery store in the 15200-block of 101 Avenue, where a man sustained injuries that weren't life-threatening
Harry Bains not seeking re-election in Surrey-Newton

Harry Bains not seeking re-election in Surrey-Newton

Provincial Labour Minister Harry Bains is the second Surrey NDP MLA to decide not to seek re-election
Judge lets only son sell Surrey house despite widow mom's refusal

Judge lets only son sell Surrey house despite widow mom's refusal

A judge has decided the only son of a 73-year-old widow can sell the Surrey house she lives in against her wishes
Bruce Ralston not seeking re-election

Bruce Ralston not seeking re-election

Five-term NDP MLA for Surrey-Whalley has decided not to run for a sixth term in the Oct. 19 provincial general election
Surrey Police Service rolls out first 10 patrol cars

Surrey Police Service rolls out first 10 patrol cars

Twenty more SPS patrol cars expected to join the fleet later this month and in August
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