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Kevin Laird

Kevin Laird

I have been a journalist for more than 40 years, covering a range of roles from reporter to editor and editorial manager. My experiences have taken me through various publications, including the Calgary Sun and Lethbridge Herald, where I've dedicated myself to delivering meaningful stories to the public.

Currently, I hold the position of editor at the Sooke News Mirror. My goal in this role is to fortify our community by providing readers with dependable, timely and accurate information about the matters, individuals and businesses that hold significance in Sooke. It's my passion to contribute to the well-being of the community by connecting people through the power of reliable news and storytelling.

Phone
250-642-5752
Email
kevin.laird@sookenewsmirror.com

Recent Work by Kevin

Court denies citizen scientist’s fight for B.C. bird habitat access

Court denies citizen scientist’s fight for B.C. bird habitat access

Legal battle over Fairy Creek highlights clash between industry and threatened species
B.C. logging company launches lawsuit against Fairy Creek protesters

B.C. logging company launches lawsuit against Fairy Creek protesters

Teal Cedar takes legal action over alleged conspiracy and obstruction in forest protest
Capital Regional District, Pacheedaht forge historic government partnership

Capital Regional District, Pacheedaht forge historic government partnership

Agreement outlines collaborative priorities, aiming to facilitate respectful decision-making
Car slams into pole, leaves B.C. homeowner stuck in the dark weeks later

Car slams into pole, leaves B.C. homeowner stuck in the dark weeks later

GoFundMe launched after insurance complications leave family short of what’s needed to restore power
Hikers find body of missing woman in dense brush on Vancouver Island

Hikers find body of missing woman in dense brush on Vancouver Island

Group discovers Melissa McDevitt’s body in Sooke where her car was found a year ago
Vancouver Island communities seek oil tanker ban during rough seas

Vancouver Island communities seek oil tanker ban during rough seas

Concerns raised over spill response, more resources requested
B.C. family shares harrowing story to raise funds for burn survivors

B.C. family shares harrowing story to raise funds for burn survivors

Hometown Heroes Lottery supports burn survivors and transform lives
Retired B.C. soldier conquers Mount Everest, fulfilling lifelong dream

Retired B.C. soldier conquers Mount Everest, fulfilling lifelong dream

East Sooke resident journeys to top of world in mountaineering quest
23 kittens rescued from ‘hoarding situation’ in Vancouver Island home

23 kittens rescued from ‘hoarding situation’ in Vancouver Island home

Cats left without water and food, says animal welfare group
Scientist leaping to the defence of Vancouver Island’s dwindling jumping slug

Scientist leaping to the defence of Vancouver Island’s dwindling jumping slug

Mapping project tracks this important indicator of the health of B.C. rainforest
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