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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 25-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.

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Recent Work by Andrew

COLUMN: We wouldn't need Earth Day if people did right thing

COLUMN: We wouldn't need Earth Day if people did right thing

'One of life's great mysteries involves how the coffee cup is too difficult to carry when empty. We all must play a part in keeping our greenspaces clean'
Could Ontario enact a ban on 'inhumane' cosmetic work for pets?

Could Ontario enact a ban on 'inhumane' cosmetic work for pets?

As other jurisdictions ban certain procedures, provincial vet groups say they can't stop members from performing 'medically unnecessary' procedures
Former local resident charged with assaulting Hamilton bylaw officer

Former local resident charged with assaulting Hamilton bylaw officer

Angela Vos had organized an encampment to protest a Hamilton council decision; she is also suing the province and others in relation to her son's death
COLUMN: All aboard! County bus a 'great option' for residents

COLUMN: All aboard! County bus a 'great option' for residents

'I find it really accessible,' says student at Orillia Lakehead campus who lives in Barrie; county hopes to keep expanding 'great service'
Frustration setting in for mother, son left homeless after arson

Frustration setting in for mother, son left homeless after arson

'This is not a life for us; I wish this on no one,' Yvonne Robinson says as she and her son struggle with financial, mental health, emotional issues caused by Midland fire
Could ice age grass freeze plans for new Tiny Township building?

Could ice age grass freeze plans for new Tiny Township building?

'An environmental assessment and detailed species at risk study must be thoroughly completed before any shovel is put into the ground at the proposed site,' local naturalist says
Conference explores region's arts, culture beyond just entertainment value

Conference explores region's arts, culture beyond just entertainment value

Culture Alliance lead says April event helps attendees 'make new partnerships, learn valuable information from experts, be inspired, grow businesses and make new friends'
Local author's first novel strives to create strong female leads

Local author's first novel strives to create strong female leads

'What really pushed me into writing it was the two main characters, who nagged me into setting down their story,' writer Pat Michener explains
Construction underway to create new 'therapeutic farm community'

Construction underway to create new 'therapeutic farm community'

When it opens next year, Cherry Blossom Village will be home for 24 adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities and complex needs
Unique touring exhibit celebrates First Nations' 'resilience'

Unique touring exhibit celebrates First Nations' 'resilience'

Anishinaabe artist Nadya Kwandibens photographed 35 First Nations people at a place of their choosing with each photo linked by a red chair
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