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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

Penetanguishene superjail getting five more correctional officers

Penetanguishene superjail getting five more correctional officers

Union head says CNCC still inadequately staffed, needs more COs, nurses, administrative assistants
Penetanguishene superjail getting five more correctional officers

Penetanguishene superjail getting five more correctional officers

Union head says CNCC still inadequately staffed, needs more COs, nurses, administrative assistants
Penetanguishene superjail getting five more correctional officers

Penetanguishene superjail getting five more correctional officers

Union head says CNCC still inadequately staffed, needs more COs, nurses, administrative assistants
Community puts best foot forward to give local hospice 90K boost

Community puts best foot forward to give local hospice 90K boost

This event and other fundraising initiatives are vital as only 49 percent of Hospice Huronia’s total expenses are covered by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care
David Hawke to address 'boorish' invasive species at forum tonight

David Hawke to address 'boorish' invasive species at forum tonight

Hawke is expected to cover the top five invasive species that are threatening to alter the natural ecosystem in our region and provide tips on how to combat them
Local invasive species highlight naturalist's talk tonight

Local invasive species highlight naturalist's talk tonight

As residents now battle gypsy moth caterpillars, garlic mustard, phragmites reed, dog-strangling vine and others have tried to root themselves in local conservation lands
Midland's new downtown pay-parking system launching soon

Midland's new downtown pay-parking system launching soon

The town is installing 70 pay-by-plate machines along King Street along with downtown side streets, between First Street and Midland Avenue, as well as in all 10 municipal lots
Tiny reopens township offices, releases new zoning bylaw survey

Tiny reopens township offices, releases new zoning bylaw survey

Short survey designed to help staff as township moves forward with new zoning bylaw
Avid birders just glad bears can't fly. Or can they? <b>(3 photos)</b>

Avid birders just glad bears can't fly. Or can they? (3 photos)

Midland residents Ken and Susan MacDonald were shocked to see a black bear high up in a tree during a visit to a great blue heron colony
Keep the Keewatin home campaign gets loud boost

Keep the Keewatin home campaign gets loud boost

Town criers from across Ontario voice support for historic ship staying in Port McNicoll