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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.

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Recent Work by Andrew

All aboard! Area railroad club keeps chugging down the tracks

All aboard! Area railroad club keeps chugging down the tracks

Midland District Railroad Club hosting annual train show at North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre this weekend
Ontario chief calls on province to 'erase' six Métis communities, including Georgian Bay

Ontario chief calls on province to 'erase' six Métis communities, including Georgian Bay

Chief says 'just because you have a drop of Indigenous blood running through your veins' doesn't make one Indigenous at identify fraud summit
Poison ivy won't scare away historic site's 'fearless' new groundskeepers

Poison ivy won't scare away historic site's 'fearless' new groundskeepers

'The goats joined the team this past winter and have been tasked with grazing certain key sections of the (Martyrs') Shrine grounds,' says director
Ganaraska Hiking Trail's 18-km gap 'finally' closes in north Simcoe

Ganaraska Hiking Trail's 18-km gap 'finally' closes in north Simcoe

For Midland resident Frieda Baldwin and local trail volunteers, closing trail serves as an 'important milestone'
Penetang couple saddles up with Old West passion project

Penetang couple saddles up with Old West passion project

Mike and Shelley Duval love welcoming visitors to their backyard village; Shelley jokes that since retiring, 'we just play in the yard now'
Mindfulness helps kids deal with too much screen time: Waypoint study

Mindfulness helps kids deal with too much screen time: Waypoint study

'The younger generations have never experienced life without smartphones. It’s like an extra arm — part of their body that they cannot live without,' says research scientist
Manitoba Métis, Chiefs of Ontario incensed by MNO's 'cultural, identity theft'

Manitoba Métis, Chiefs of Ontario incensed by MNO's 'cultural, identity theft'

'The MNO has failed to demonstrate the existence of a distinct, rights-bearing Métis community in the Penetanguishene region,' notes an academic report questioning 'legitimacy' of many Métis root ancestors
Orr Lake Golf Club 'super excited' to be part of junior program

Orr Lake Golf Club 'super excited' to be part of junior program

Orr Lake Golf Club designated official First Tee - Ontario location by Golf Canada; sponsors local students from five schools to play at no cost
'Vibrant spirit' of young Penetang man killed in crash remembered

'Vibrant spirit' of young Penetang man killed in crash remembered

Aven Akerman died in a single-vehicle accident near Collingwood last month. Fundraiser set up to help family grieve without 'stress of rushing back to work for financial purposes'
Barrie gala for Ralphy's Retreat Animal Sanctuary looks to make hay

Barrie gala for Ralphy's Retreat Animal Sanctuary looks to make hay

Money raised from Hospice for Hooves event at Lion's Gate Banquet Centre will help create special palliative care barn at Waverley facility
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