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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

Waypoint aims to raise $100K with virtual gala featuring Serena Ryder

Waypoint aims to raise $100K with virtual gala featuring Serena Ryder

Through 'raw and earnest' words and music, Juno Award winner will detail her own mental health journey during Nov. 5 fundraising event
$1.2M will help seat-belt maker buckle up for expansion <b>(6 photos)</b>

$1.2M will help seat-belt maker buckle up for expansion (6 photos)

Ontario cabinet minister Vic Fedeli toured the plant before announcing grant for ZF Automotive Canada
Officials declare COVID-19 outbreak at Penetanguishene superjail

Officials declare COVID-19 outbreak at Penetanguishene superjail

Union official says positive COVID-19 cases numbers expected to grow due to inter-institutional transfers, which the union has opposed
Local students get a heritage lesson with canoe project

Local students get a heritage lesson with canoe project

Indigenous birch bark 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
Local man thinks he has found world's largest puffball

Local man thinks he has found world's largest puffball

Andrew Scott says 'everybody's freaking about' his mega-sized puffball that weighs in at nearly 36 pounds
Local panel takes deep dive on recycling; the good and the bad

Local panel takes deep dive on recycling; the good and the bad

'Almost every packaging and product I pick up has a recycle Möbius loop, but it'll often say where facilities exist,' recycling advocate says
Local students reflect on 'horrific' past injustices during Orange Shirt Day <b>(5 photos)</b>

Local students reflect on 'horrific' past injustices during Orange Shirt Day (5 photos)

'We have to honour them for the community to heal and it’s important that we stand with them,' Grade 10 student of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Christian Island cottager cries foul over BFN restrictions

Christian Island cottager cries foul over BFN restrictions

Cottager says they're being forced to leave island early with 'summertime lease' policy, but chief says restrictions are in place due to COVID
Local PPC candidate says election results 'exceeded expectations'

Local PPC candidate says election results 'exceeded expectations'

'We’re new and we’re providing hope for a lot of people that are in despair about where the country is going,' said Stephen Makk