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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

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
4 murder suspects make court appearance in Surrey temple president shooting

4 murder suspects make court appearance in Surrey temple president shooting

The 4 suspects will next appear in Surrey provincial court on June 25
4th murder suspect makes court appearance in Surrey temple leader shooting

4th murder suspect makes court appearance in Surrey temple leader shooting

The 4 suspects will next appear in Surrey provincial court on May 21
48 Surrey businesses fined collective $914K for breaking foreign worker rules

48 Surrey businesses fined collective $914K for breaking foreign worker rules

Of these fines levied over the past eight years, more than half listed as unpaid
Judge reserves decision in Surrey’s policing transition judicial review

Judge reserves decision in Surrey’s policing transition judicial review

‘I am aware of the urgency of the matter,’ Justice Kevin Loo said
Surrey only objected when it didn’t get its way on police, lawyer argues

Surrey only objected when it didn’t get its way on police, lawyer argues

City raised ‘belated’ jurisdictional objections when decision went against it, court hears
Surrey council’s mandate to keep RCMP not protected by charter, court hears

Surrey council’s mandate to keep RCMP not protected by charter, court hears

The ‘expressive activity’ of voting is protected, but a mandate from it is not: lawyer
Mayor-premier policing deal ‘irrelevant’ to Surrey court case: lawyer

Mayor-premier policing deal ‘irrelevant’ to Surrey court case: lawyer

It doesn’t matter whether Locke and Eby struck an agreement on policing transition, judge hears
Surrey lawyer argues Farnworth’s SPS order akin to reversing 2022 civic election result

Surrey lawyer argues Farnworth’s SPS order akin to reversing 2022 civic election result

‘This is no small matter for municipal democracy,’ lawyer Craig Dennis says
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