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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 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

Carload of weapons and ammo found on North Island leads to 4-year sentence

Carload of weapons and ammo found on North Island leads to 4-year sentence

Stephanie Joan McMillan, 33, pleaded guilty to guns and drug-related crimes near Port Hardy, Surrey
Surrey woman sentenced to 4 years for guns, drug-related crimes

Surrey woman sentenced to 4 years for guns, drug-related crimes

Stephanie Joan McMillan, 33, pleaded guilty to guns and drug-related crimes out of Surrey and near Port Hardy
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
Pair charged after teen stabbed in the gut on a bus outside Surrey mall

Pair charged after teen stabbed in the gut on a bus outside Surrey mall

Police say 2023 incident tied to mall altercation following remarks made to victim’s girlfriend
Murder trial set for December in teen’s stabbing death on a B.C. bus

Murder trial set for December in teen’s stabbing death on a B.C. bus

Ethan Bespflug, killed in April, 2023, Kaiden Mintenko charged with second-degree murder
Three Amazon drivers in Surrey, Vancouver accused of package theft

Three Amazon drivers in Surrey, Vancouver accused of package theft

The names of the accused have not been released, pending charge approval
Heated Gaza conflict protest clears B.C. city’s council chambers

Heated Gaza conflict protest clears B.C. city’s council chambers

Only people speaking to items on Surrey’s public hearing agenda were allowed back in chambers
Judge condemns B.C.’s ‘epic failure’ to help 2 sexually abused children

Judge condemns B.C.’s ‘epic failure’ to help 2 sexually abused children

‘The children are entitled to better and so, too, is the public in general,’ judge says
Full parole granted for B.C. man who strangled his pregnant wife

Full parole granted for B.C. man who strangled his pregnant wife

Mukhtiar Singh Panghali, now 51, killed his wife of 9 years Manjit Panghali, in 2006
B.C. Sikhs plan protest, seek protection in wake of India statements

B.C. Sikhs plan protest, seek protection in wake of India statements

Trudeau says ‘credible’ intelligence links Indian government agents to shooting of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45
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