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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

A learning curve for agencies helping those acquire basic education skills

A learning curve for agencies helping those acquire basic education skills

Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop hears that virtual learning isn't for everyone
Family pet dies in Midland house fire late Thursday morning

Family pet dies in Midland house fire late Thursday morning

The family living in the home was away when the fire started
Petition created to save historic Keewatin from pulling up anchor

Petition created to save historic Keewatin from pulling up anchor

'Certainly as an historian and local resident, the idea that we might lose this ship is heartbreaking,' Port McNicoll man says
Local shelter animals ready for their "furrever" homes <b>(3 photos)</b>

Local shelter animals ready for their "furrever" homes (3 photos)

OSPCA and Humane Society branches are now offering limited contact adoptions
Petition created to save historic Keewatin from pulling up anchor

Petition created to save historic Keewatin from pulling up anchor

'Certainly as an historian and local resident, the idea that we might lose this ship is heartbreaking,' Port McNicoll man says
Residents urged to sign petition signalling historic ship's SOS

Residents urged to sign petition signalling historic ship's SOS

'Certainly as an historian and local resident, the idea that we might lose this ship is heartbreaking,' Port McNicoll man says
Midland Drive-In drag show expects to be a crowd-pleaser <b>(3 photos)</b>

Midland Drive-In drag show expects to be a crowd-pleaser (3 photos)

"The show is going to be an experience," show co-organizer says of all-ages event next weekend
Midland Drive-In drag show expects to be a crowd-pleaser <b>(3 photos)</b>

Midland Drive-In drag show expects to be a crowd-pleaser (3 photos)

"The show is going to be an experience," show co-organizer says of all-ages event next weekend
Midland Drive-In drag show expects to be a crowd-pleaser <b>(3 photos)</b>

Midland Drive-In drag show expects to be a crowd-pleaser (3 photos)

"The show is going to be an experience," show co-organizer says of all-ages event next weekend
Damaged fencing causing angst for some living near Midland school

Damaged fencing causing angst for some living near Midland school

Damaged fencing has led to drinking and smoking on pathway separating high school from nearby residences, Midland man says