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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

King Street now ready for its close-up

King Street now ready for its close-up

King Street Rejuvenation Project's second phase comes in 'on time and on budget'
Guys' group helps local charity keep people moving

Guys' group helps local charity keep people moving

Guys Who Care of North Simcoe continued their philanthropic ways this fall with a sizable donation to the Huronia Seniors Volunteer Care Team's Wheels 4 Wheels program
Local chamber of commerce celebrates 2020 award nominees

Local chamber of commerce celebrates 2020 award nominees

'This past year has presented unprecedented challenges for these businesses and instead of closing shop, they rolled up their sleeves and hit the challenge head on,' chamber of commerce general manager says

One local Santa Claus parade cancelled, another still a go

While Tay Township has decided to pull the plug on its parade, another in Midland is still slated for Dec. 5
Historic Titanic-era SS Keewatin could pull up anchor and move

Historic Titanic-era SS Keewatin could pull up anchor and move

Skyline Investments plans to 'gift' the ship to a Kingston museum if it's successfully vetted by the department of Canadian Heritage
SS Keewatin could soon set sail from Port McNicoll... forever

SS Keewatin could soon set sail from Port McNicoll... forever

Skyline Investments plans to 'gift' ship currently docked in Port McNicoll to a Kingston museum if successfully vetted by Canadian Heritage
The end seems nigh for SS Keewatin's Port stay

The end seems nigh for SS Keewatin's Port stay

Skyline Investments plans to 'gift' the ship currently docked in Port McNicoll to a Kingston museum if it's successfully vetted by the department of Canadian Heritage
MZO a 'weapon of mass destruction in the planning world,' critics say

MZO a 'weapon of mass destruction in the planning world,' critics say

Opponents say Minister's Zoning Orders ignore environmental concerns while kowtowing to developers
MZO 'a weapon of mass destruction in the planning world,' critics say

MZO 'a weapon of mass destruction in the planning world,' critics say

'Our priority is not to ignore envrionmental concerns,' says MPP Jill Dunlop; Critics call MZOs 'almost like a desperation thing'
MZOs now 'a weapon of mass destruction in the planning world,' critics say

MZOs now 'a weapon of mass destruction in the planning world,' critics say

Opponents say Minister's Zoning Orders ignore environmental concerns while kowtowing to developers