About Us

Your Community News Team

Rod  Sluggett Publisher
Rod Sluggett
Rod Sluggett has been the publisher of the Sooke News Mirror since 1996. In more than three decades in the newspaper business he has worked in Courtenay, Parksville, Port Hardy, Powell River and Surrey. He is a sports enthusiast and a major man of the Vancouver Canucks.
Pirjo Raits
Pirjo Raits has been the editor of the Sooke News Mirror since 2006. Previously she held editor and reporter positions for community newspapers on Salt Spring Island, Williams Lake and Prince George. She has won regional, provincial and national awards during her years as a reporter and editor.
Kevin Laird
Harla  Eve Office administration
Harla Eve
Harla Eve is an original Sookie and has been with the Sooke News Mirror since 1975. She started in the mailroom and is now our friendly, efficient office manager. The Sooke News Mirror relies on her knowledge of past and present community members.
Sharron Ho
Octavian  Lacatusu Reporter
Octavian Lacatusu
Originally from Ontario, Octavian Lacatusu joined the Sooke News Mirror team in early 2015, and has been reporting on everything from local sports, to community events, breaking news and special features ever since. Lacatusu brings with him several years of experience as a community reporter and automotive writer in Toronto.
Joan  Gamache Advertising representative
Joan Gamache
Joan Gamache moved to Sooke in 2000 after leaving a long career on the Lower Mainland. She has been with the Sooke News Mirror since 2005 working part time in advertising sales.
Britt Santowski
Britt Santowski joined the Sooke News Mirror in January 2013, and has been providing editorial cartoons for the paper since 2011. Britt comes with a background in writing, columns and illustrations, and has lived in Sooke since 2005. She regularly covers sports, general, and community news, and periodically writes a motorcycle column.