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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

Downtown Midland BIA wants free December parking

Downtown Midland BIA wants free December parking

In letter to council, chair Scott Campbell asks staff and council to approve move allowing shoppers to park for free in the downtown core
Georgian Bay Gals Give holding fall giving event Monday

Georgian Bay Gals Give holding fall giving event Monday

Local philanthropic plans to donate proceeds to Hospice Huronia this time around
Midland students get heritage lesson with canoe project

Midland students get heritage lesson with canoe project

Indigenous birchbark canoe builder spent three weeks at St. Theresa's Catholic High School to help students build a 12-foot birch bark canoe
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
Gordon calls for free downtown parking this December

Gordon calls for free downtown parking this December

The Midland councillor also wants staff to lead demonstrations on how to use the new parking system
Crews busy delivering new waste carts in North Simcoe

Crews busy delivering new waste carts in North Simcoe

Cart delivery coincides with the county's plan to implement automated cart collection, move to a new four-day curbside waste collection Nov. 1
Council's decision not to pause paid parking 'disheartening, frustrating,' downtown merchants say

Council's decision not to pause paid parking 'disheartening, frustrating,' downtown merchants say

'It seems as we fight to stay alive throughout this pandemic, we are also fighting our own town council,' downtown business owner says
Midland man finds a wild vegetable not to be truffled with

Midland man finds a wild vegetable not to be truffled with

Andrew Scott finds puffball weighing nearly 36 pounds while helping friend harvest crops, thinks it might be a world record
Inspired by Lucky or Tigger? Unique pet painting event benefits Midland OSPCA

Inspired by Lucky or Tigger? Unique pet painting event benefits Midland OSPCA

The Paint Your Pet fundraiser is slated for Saturday in downtown Midland
After 19-month layoff, live entertainment returns to MCC

After 19-month layoff, live entertainment returns to MCC

'We are all very excited and overjoyed to be welcoming visitors and audiences back in the Midland Cultural Centre,' MCC executive director says