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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 25-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

Community's love aids family of area man electrocuted on the job

Community's love aids family of area man electrocuted on the job

'He’s slowly progressing,' Jen Marchand says of son Jaden, who was severely injured during fourth day on job laying fibre-optic cable in Tiny Township
Barrie firm pulls out of Midland project, halting development plans

Barrie firm pulls out of Midland project, halting development plans

'The town will take this opportunity to consider options for the redevelopment of the Midland Bay Landing property,' says town's mayor
Joyous angels set to again welcome visitors to Penetanguishene

Joyous angels set to again welcome visitors to Penetanguishene

'The town is excited for this opportunity to re-establish (the Angels of Good Intentions) as the town’s gateway and restore that sense of arrival,' says official
Grieving mom files $1.5M lawsuit over son's fatal jail overdose

Grieving mom files $1.5M lawsuit over son's fatal jail overdose

Jordan Sheard, who grew up in Barrie, died in June 2020 at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay
Midland CAO retires early; 'We had our differences,' says mayor

Midland CAO retires early; 'We had our differences,' says mayor

Last spring, outgoing CAO filed an integrity commissioner's complaint against current mayor, who promised 'changes to this toxic leadership culture' if elected
Wye Marsh boardwalk upgrades give visitors 'more access' to nature

Wye Marsh boardwalk upgrades give visitors 'more access' to nature

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre hopes to get funding to deal with emerald ash borer devestation; funding helped reopen Muskrat Trail, one of the only zones 'that connects the wetlands to the woodlands'
Area bird count breaks records for eight species sightings

Area bird count breaks records for eight species sightings

Midland-Penetanguishene Field Naturalists recently completed its 36th foray into the Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Guardian angel 'goes above and beyond' to help kids get safely to school

Guardian angel 'goes above and beyond' to help kids get safely to school

Carl Wright's 'focus on traffic and the children has helped avoid devastation on multiple occasions when vehicles did not stop for the traffic lights'
Oh dear! Quick-thinking officers save deer trapped in Midland

Oh dear! Quick-thinking officers save deer trapped in Midland

'Thinking fast and some quick footwork resulted in 'Bambi' getting back to the herd safely,' Southern Georgian Bay OPP constable says
'Beyond excited': Local boy hits the ice during Leafs' pre-game

'Beyond excited': Local boy hits the ice during Leafs' pre-game

Penetanguishene's Felix Van Beek opens game with lap around Scotiabank Arena waving Toronto Maple Leafs flag