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Andrew Philips

Andrew Philips

Editor Andrew Philips is a multiple award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in some of the country’s most respected news outlets.
His 20-year career as a daily newspaper reporter (which also included a stint as a broadcast journalist at CBC Radio) took him to Ottawa, Brockville, the Maritimes and Québec City while also travelling to Europe and the United States to file stories. Over the years, he has covered every type of story imaginable and helmed a wide range of beats, including education, health, courts and business.
Originally from Midland, Philips returned to the area from Québec City a decade ago after he and his wife Lise decided it was the best possible locale to raise their three daughters Josée, Carmelle and Mathilde.
He has written extensively for regional and national publications since returning.

Email
andrew@midlandtoday.ca

Recent Work by Andrew

Man killed in Hwy. 12 crash became new father in June

Man killed in Hwy. 12 crash became new father in June

Joey Baker died after his pickup truck collided with dump truck Wednesday; GoFundMe set up to help partner, son
Georgian Bay Festival hopes to cultivate appreciation of farming

Georgian Bay Festival hopes to cultivate appreciation of farming

Event happening Saturday at Tiny Township farm features full musical lineup, including Elvis and Neil Diamond tribute artists, along with vendors, food trucks
<b>COLUMN:</b> Covering Royal Visit was like nothing else

COLUMN: Covering Royal Visit was like nothing else

MidlandToday editor Andrew Philips recalls being given 'The Book' when the Queen visited the Maritimes many years ago, which outlined how to act around the reigning monarch
Lengthy MRI wait times major concern for area health officials

Lengthy MRI wait times major concern for area health officials

Midland-area physician says hospitals in Barrie and Orillia have been 'quite accommodating at facilitating our patients,' but offering MRIs locally would boost health care in north Simcoe
What's in a riding name? Commission aims to find out

What's in a riding name? Commission aims to find out

'Is John Graves Simcoe a person we’re no longer honouring?' Simcoe North MP asks, noting now's the time to speak up about longtime federal riding names, boundary changes
Cyclists pedal into region as part of Great Lakes adventure

Cyclists pedal into region as part of Great Lakes adventure

Simcoe County loop now connected to larger provincial trail system; 'You get to see places you’d never see if you were in a car,' says avid cyclist
Rifle shells found at Tiny Marsh concerning for local resident

Rifle shells found at Tiny Marsh concerning for local resident

One unspent round also found by nature lover; hunting is legally permitted throughout the year at the popular wildlife area, marsh board member points out
Midland elementary teacher making big impact with students

Midland elementary teacher making big impact with students

Jessica Napier receives Impact Award for her dedication in helping students excel in math
Appeals court upholds ruling against former Oak Ridge doctors

Appeals court upholds ruling against former Oak Ridge doctors

Drs. Elliot Barker and Gary Maier, along with Crown, liable for using pain as an instrument in treatment programs conducted between 1966 and 1983
<b>COLUMN:</b> Rude, oblivious behaviour biggest trail issues

COLUMN: Rude, oblivious behaviour biggest trail issues

MidlandToday editor asks, does it make sense for town to ban e-bikes but not snowmobiles?