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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

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

In the line of fire: Armoured vehicle driver testifies at B.C. 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
‘He terrorized me, quite frankly,’ inquest witness says of deceased

‘He terrorized me, quite frankly,’ inquest witness says of deceased

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
Truckers’ reaction ‘mixed’ to B.C.’s 105 km/h ‘speed-limiters’

Truckers’ reaction ‘mixed’ to B.C.’s 105 km/h ‘speed-limiters’

Heavy commercial trucks must be equipped with digital speed-limiting devices as of Friday, April 5
ZYTARUK: Voice from the past found light in darkness

ZYTARUK: Voice from the past found light in darkness

Surrey man horrifically stabbed in 1996 shares what he’s learned about life
Surrey Memorial Hospital to get new acute care tower

Surrey Memorial Hospital to get new acute care tower

The project is expected to be in a business-planning phase over the next 15 to 18 months
More counselling help for youth in B.C. as Foundry expands

More counselling help for youth in B.C. as Foundry expands

‘This expansion is our largest to date,’ Dr. Steve Mathias says
Pro-Palestine protesters disrupt Surrey council for 4th month in a row

Pro-Palestine protesters disrupt Surrey council for 4th month in a row

Council meeting moved outside regular chambers, police stationed in parkade as a precaution
Mounties now eligible for $75K in health benefits for gender-affirming care

Mounties now eligible for $75K in health benefits for gender-affirming care

The benefit is retroactive to Oct. 12, 2023
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