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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

‘Falling like dominoes’: ERT officers expected to die in Surrey hostage-taking

‘Falling like dominoes’: ERT officers expected to die in Surrey hostage-taking

Cops continue testimony at inquest into the 2019 deaths of Nona McEwan and Randy Crosson
‘Dozens’ of gunshots fired in Surrey hostage stand-off, inquest hears

‘Dozens’ of gunshots fired in Surrey hostage stand-off, inquest hears

More ERT officers are now testifying at the inquest into the deaths of Randy Crosson and Nona McEwan
In the line of fire: Armoured vehicle driver testifies at inquest

In the line of fire: Armoured vehicle driver testifies at inquest

Inquest into deaths of Surrey’s Nona McEwan and Randy Crosson continues in Burnaby
‘The hardest call I ever did’: ERT commander testifies at inquest

‘The hardest call I ever did’: ERT commander testifies at inquest

Coroner’s inquest hears a play-by-play of how events unfolded in Whalley hostage-taking deaths
Man shot by police ‘terrorized’ girlfriend’s neighbour, inquest hears

Man shot by police ‘terrorized’ girlfriend’s neighbour, inquest hears

Coroner’s inquest into deaths of Surrey couple killed by police during hostage-taking in Whalley on March 29, 2019 opened April 16
‘They brought a tank, that’s pretty scary,’ coroner’s inquest told

‘They brought a tank, that’s pretty scary,’ coroner’s inquest told

Inquest into the deaths of a Surrey couple killed by police during a hostage-taking in Whalley on March 29, 2019 opened April 16
Pedestrian dead in Friday night crash in Newton

Pedestrian dead in Friday night crash in Newton

Man, 23, hit by a Mercedes GLK 250 at 61A Avenue and 144 Street in Newton on Friday night
Dangerous sex offender released in Surrey

Dangerous sex offender released in Surrey

Police have not revealed where Leonard Ramstead, 56, is residing in Surrey
Western Watershed Designs Inc. loses court appeal against Surrey

Western Watershed Designs Inc. loses court appeal against Surrey

A judge granted Surrey an order for $68,483.40 in security costs against the business
Surrey cop dog mauling case in court again, 19 years later

Surrey cop dog mauling case in court again, 19 years later

Surrey man was bitten multiple times by RCMP police dog named Jeck
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