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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

Team Howard looking for some Brier glory in Alberta

Team Howard looking for some Brier glory in Alberta

Glenn Howard and Wayne Middaugh teaming up at this week's Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary
Team Howard looking for some Brier glory in Alberta

Team Howard looking for some Brier glory in Alberta

Glenn Howard and Wayne Middaugh teaming up at this week's Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary
Team Howard looking for some Brier glory in Alberta

Team Howard looking for some Brier glory in Alberta

Glenn Howard and Wayne Middaugh teaming up at this week's Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary
Nature lovers rejoice, Wye Marsh reopens

Nature lovers rejoice, Wye Marsh reopens

'I am sure that the chickadees will be happy to see visitors return with seed in hand,' Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre staffer says
Nature lovers rejoice, Wye Marsh reopens

Nature lovers rejoice, Wye Marsh reopens

“I am sure that the chickadees will be happy to see visitors return with seed in hand!” Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre staffer says
Petition calls for end to Midland tax hike

Petition calls for end to Midland tax hike

Council could easily find the needed savings by opting not to give $600,000 to Midland Bay Landing and not hire a law clerk, group behind petition says
Former Midland resident appearing on Big Brother Canada

Former Midland resident appearing on Big Brother Canada

Jedson Tavernier, 25, attended St. Theresa's Catholic High School
Local service-industry workers say 'unfair' lockdown restrictions illogical

Local service-industry workers say 'unfair' lockdown restrictions illogical

'We didn’t just start doing this when the pandemic started,' barber says. 'On a regular day, we followed strict protocols in the shop. We feel we’ve been unfairly treated'
Deadly outbreak over at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

Deadly outbreak over at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

The outbreak led to seven patient deaths in the Penetanguishene hospital's geriatric unit
Canada will take many lessons away from pandemic, MP Stanton says

Canada will take many lessons away from pandemic, MP Stanton says

Simcoe North MP says country knows it can't rely on other nations for a steady vaccine suppl. He's also optimistic the latest regional lockdown won't last long