Tom Zytaruk

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Surrey RCMP probe garbage-throwing ‘racism’ confrontation at Aspen Park in Newton

Argument between elderly women and other park goers at Aspen Park in Newton on July 28 generates allegations of racism

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Some of the 46 officers – excluding those who have or will do covert police work – were sworn-in to the Surrey Police Service on July 16. (SPS photo)

Surrey taxpayers already on hook for $1.6M in wages before 46 SPS cops were sworn in

That was to June 30, SPS spokesman Ian MacDonald confirmed Friday

Some of the 46 officers – excluding those who have or will do covert police work – were sworn-in to the Surrey Police Service on July 16. (SPS photo)
Investigators hunt for evidence in aftermath of July 19 Whalley church fire. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP recover surveillance equipment from burned Coptic church

Fire chief says investigators have not been able to establish what caused the ‘definitely’ suspicious fire because of extensive damage to church

Investigators hunt for evidence in aftermath of July 19 Whalley church fire. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey murder victim Jatinder “Michael” Sandhu. (IHIT photo)

Police need help to solve 2016 Surrey murder

Investigators believe Jatinder “Michael” Sandhu, 28, was an innocent victim

Surrey murder victim Jatinder “Michael” Sandhu. (IHIT photo)
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Surrey immigration fraud case involving Langley couple back in court next week

Rupinder “Ron” Singh Batth faces 54 charges and Navdeep Kaur Batth, 15, under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

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Aftermath of fire that destroyed St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)

Surrey church congregation heartbroken by devastating fire

‘We need to address this situation very quickly,’ Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum says

Aftermath of fire that destroyed St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)
B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham. (Screen shot)

Government to allow ‘more residential flexibility’ in agricultural lands, says B.C. minister

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham was guest speaker Friday during Surrey Board of Trade-hosted Zoom meeting

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham. (Screen shot)
Vancouver law courts. (File photo)

Surrey robber loses bid to have guilty pleas vacated to avoid being deported

Sukhvinder Singh Khungay pleaded guilty to five counts of robbery and one count of using an imitation handgun while committing or attempting to commit an indictable offence

Vancouver law courts. (File photo)
Vancouver law courts. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey man bit 17 times by police dog during arrest awarded $65K

Jean-Claude Emond sought $5.7M in damages

Vancouver law courts. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Jack Gardner, a log purchaser and great-grandson of Teal-Jones Group’s company founder. (Screen shot)

Surrey sawmill donating enough lumber to build 50 houses in Lytton

Surrey-based Teal-Jones is doing this to help the fire-ravaged village recover

Jack Gardner, a log purchaser and great-grandson of Teal-Jones Group’s company founder. (Screen shot)
Surrey provincial courthouse. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey dial-a-dope drug trafficker gets house arrest

Donna Jayne Howard pleaded guilty to possessing heroin, fentanyl and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking

Surrey provincial courthouse. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Victim wants Surrey pub held liable for allegedly over-serving patron who punched him

B.C. Supreme Court judge decides a ‘conventional trial is the just approach’

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, RCMP. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Former Surrey RCMP top cop Dwayne McDonald named next boss of RCMP in B.C.

He was Surrey RCMP’s officer in charge before Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards took over that role on Jan. 6, 2020

Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, RCMP. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Aira Khan waited for an ambulance that never came. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Surrey residents report calling 911 for ambulances that didn’t arrive

One was an eight-year-old girl, another a 64-year-old woman with a blood clot after getting an AstraZeneca vaccine

Aira Khan waited for an ambulance that never came. (Submitted photo)
Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in December that Surrey’s new hospital will be located in Cloverdale, next to KPU. (File photo: Malin Jordan)

Health minister expects construction of Surrey’s new hospital in Cloverdale to begin in 2023, open in 2027

Adrian Dix spoke Tuesday in a Zoom meeting hosted by the Surrey Board of Trade concerning the new hospital

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in December that Surrey’s new hospital will be located in Cloverdale, next to KPU. (File photo: Malin Jordan)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference in August 2019 about provincial government approval of the city’s change to a municipal force, joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. Members of the National Police Federation claim there is still no transition plan in place although Surrey RCMP’s contract with the city is due to end March 31.(File photo)

Elections BC approves petition application for referendum on Surrey policing transition

Application was filed under Recall and Initiative Act by the widow of a Surrey murder victim

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference in August 2019 about provincial government approval of the city’s change to a municipal force, joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. Members of the National Police Federation claim there is still no transition plan in place although Surrey RCMP’s contract with the city is due to end March 31.(File photo)
Scales of Justice, Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Scales of Justice, Image courtesy Creative Outlet

Teacher’s elbow injury case against Surrey School District, WorkSafeBC struck by judge

Judge says processes put in place by legislation, collective agreement must be followed

Scales of Justice, Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Scales of Justice, Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Vancouver law courts. (File photo)

Surrey murderer loses appeal in 2011 Christmas eve shooting in Newton

Bradley McPherson, 28, was shot in the back of the head during an after-hours house party

Vancouver law courts. (File photo)
Warren Brundage with “Beans” the rabbit. (Submitted photo)

Surrey RCMP hot on bunny trail, investigating Newton man who claims he ‘rescued’ rabbit

Warren Brundage questions RCMP’s use of time and resources as investigation continues into whether rabbit was rescued or stolen

Warren Brundage with “Beans” the rabbit. (Submitted photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey killer who shot his mom in the head with shotgun to serve 18 years before parole eligibility

Nathanael Forshaw will be eligible to apply for parole on Oct. 4, 2037

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)