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Andrew Philips

Andrew Philips

Community 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.

Recent Work by Andrew

Buckle up: Seat-belt manufacturer gets $1.2M from province to expand product line

Buckle up: Seat-belt manufacturer gets $1.2M from province to expand product line

Ontario cabinet minister Vic Fedeli toured the Midland plant before announcing grant for ZA Automotive Canada
Union head blames new COVID outbreak at superjail on transfers from other facilities

Union head blames new COVID outbreak at superjail on transfers from other facilities

Central North Correctional Centre union president expects positive COVID case numbers to grow due to inter-institutional movement
Demolition begins at former Penetanguishene high school

Demolition begins at former Penetanguishene high school

Town purchased the property from the public school board last year for nearly $1.3 million
Students get heritage lesson with canoe project

Students get heritage lesson with canoe project

Indigenous birch-bark canoe builder spent three weeks at St. Theresa's Catholic High School to help students build a 12-foot vessel
Out-of-control SUV goes airborne before hitting Midland home

Out-of-control SUV goes airborne before hitting Midland home

No injuries reported after vehicle ends up on its roof
Midland man finds giant fungi not to be truffled with

Midland man finds giant fungi not to be truffled with

Andrew Scott finds puffball weighing nearly 36 pounds while helping friend harvest crops
Christian Island cottager cries foul over BFN restrictions

Christian Island cottager cries foul over BFN restrictions

Cottager says they're being forced to leave island early with 'summertime lease' policy, but chief says restrictions in place due to COVID
Midland church looking for new digs as flock keeps growing

Midland church looking for new digs as flock keeps growing

'I’ve never been in a community where people love God, love the church and love each other as much,' says River of Life pastor
Penetanguishene superjail getting four new correctional officers

Penetanguishene superjail getting four new correctional officers

'These four will help but (are) a far cry to resolve our staffing issues,' union head says
New Indigenous gallery gives artists place to tell stories 'in their voice'

New Indigenous gallery gives artists place to tell stories 'in their voice'

Inaugural exhibit features the work of Andy Trudeau, who started drawing regularly at age 87 and whose style is 'direct, understandable and full of information and humour'