Your Community News Team
|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 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.|
|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.|
|Octavian Lacatusu joined the Sooke News Mirror team in 2015, and has been reporting on everything spanning local sports, community events, and breaking news. Lacatusu brings with him several years of experience as a reporter and automotive writer in Toronto.|
|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.|
Besides providing paperless information to and about the community of Sooke, PocketNews is community-centric.
Our mandate is to be timely, relevant and meaningful to the local residents. For businesses, we offer access to a loyal Sooke readership, and our numbers are steadily growing. Your expertise is running your business; ours is promoting your business online through our news site as well as on social media. Your reach to Sooke residents grows exponentially when you promote on PocketNews.
Sooke.PocketNews.ca is headed by Britt Santowski, who has a strong background in communications, web design, and writing. She has lived in Sooke for over 10 years, and adores the people who live here.