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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 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.

Email
andrew@midlandtoday.ca

Recent Work by Andrew

Tracy Neller turns tragedy into triumph in fight against cancer

Tracy Neller turns tragedy into triumph in fight against cancer

For past 21 years, Neller and her Pretty in Pink team have raised funds for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre with Rockin' for the Cure on tap Saturday in Midland
Barrie firm pulls out of MBL project, halting development plans

Barrie firm pulls out of MBL project, halting development plans

Georgian Communities tells town it's no longer intersted, mayor says move allows Midland to consider how best to turn 'these premier waterfront lands into a beautiful, welcoming space for our residents and visitors'
Joyous angels set to again welcome visitors to Penetanguishene

Joyous angels set to again welcome visitors to Penetanguishene

The town plans to reestablish its famous ‘Angels of Good Intentions’ statues as the gateway to the municipality
Feds kick in over $1.2M to help Midland, Port, Tiny projects

Feds kick in over $1.2M to help Midland, Port, Tiny projects

Midland getting $700,000 for Georgian Bay shoreline and Little Lake Park improvements, local chamber of commerce, Tiny also receiving funds for various initiatives
Local nonprofit dancing towards charitable status with fundraiser

Local nonprofit dancing towards charitable status with fundraiser

Brass Ring Dance looks to raise $7,000 to be recognized as charity by CRA, which founder says will ensure more kids get a chance to dance
Richardson family gives $100K boost to MRI fundraising efforts

Richardson family gives $100K boost to MRI fundraising efforts

'We don’t know when we, or our friends and family, will need the hospital, but we want to make sure it’s here today and in the future,' Bill and Suzanne Richardson note after GBGH Foundation donation
Local program offers new parents free smoke alarms

Local program offers new parents free smoke alarms

“Every year, fire departments across Ontario run thousands of calls where smoke alarms are either non-existent, not functioning, or out of date,' Midland fire captain says
Grieving mother files $1.5M lawsuit over son's OD jail death

Grieving mother files $1.5M lawsuit over son's OD jail death

Tiny Township's Angela Vos launches lawsuit against province, two doctors for 'negligence, wrongdoing' relating to Jordan Sheard's overdose death in a Lindsay jail
Midland CAO retires early, leaves with 'gratitude and respect'

Midland CAO retires early, leaves with 'gratitude and respect'

Last spring, CAO David Denault filed an integrity commissioner's complaint against current Mayor Bill Gordon, who promised 'changes to this toxic leadership culture' if elected
Upcoming MBL public meetings 'not merely lip service': Gordon

Upcoming MBL public meetings 'not merely lip service': Gordon

'This is a very big deal for Midland,' mayor says, noting resident input 'will influence council. I hope we get a good turnout, and that people will believe that the decision hasn’t been made yet'