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.
Kevin  Laird Editor
Kevin Laird
Kevin Laird is the editor of the Sooke News Mirror, a weekly community newspaper that is part of the Black Press chain. Kevin's journalism career began more than 30 years ago. He has worked at numerous weekly and daily publications in Alberta and British Columbia.
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.