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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

'A bit of comfort': Local volunteers give the gift of Christmas

'A bit of comfort': Local volunteers give the gift of Christmas

Volunteers ensure about 4,000 toys will be delivered to close to 1,500 area families; 'This helps ensure children who would not have toys will get toys for Christmas'
First Light captures the spirit of Christmas <b>(6 photos)</b>

First Light captures the spirit of Christmas (6 photos)

The 22nd annual event at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons wrapped up its six-night run Saturday night
'Unusual' bright yellow bird ruffling feathers of birdwatchers

'Unusual' bright yellow bird ruffling feathers of birdwatchers

While it may have the markings of a canary and could be confused with 'an escaped exotic cage bird', local visitor is actually an evening grosbeak
Waypoint hopes to permanently open more acute mental health beds

Waypoint hopes to permanently open more acute mental health beds

The move is expected to divert 'avoidable hospital admissions' and hopefully reduce emergency department visits, notes Waypoint official
Maritime legend Lennie Gallant bringing Christmas spirit to MCC

Maritime legend Lennie Gallant bringing Christmas spirit to MCC

Gallant promises Nov. 29 show will also feature some crowd favourites from previous albums along with a 'fabulous backing band'
'Part of who I am': Ex-OSMH staffer shares mental health journey

'Part of who I am': Ex-OSMH staffer shares mental health journey

In 2017 she attempted suicide and 'the only thing that stopped me from doing what I was doing were the faces of my family really flashing before my eyes'
'Selfless' youth pay it forward by giving away Halloween candy

'Selfless' youth pay it forward by giving away Halloween candy

After coming upon an empty candy bowl while trick or treating, Noah Chamberlain, Jonny Lafleur, and Emmett Lee dug into their bags to replenish it
Lt. Gov. warns area citizens not to take democracy 'for granted'

Lt. Gov. warns area citizens not to take democracy 'for granted'

'It’s clear that democracies in the world are very fragile ... we need to be very vigilant,' says Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell during visit to area
Duck's tale has happy ending thanks to area woman (video)

Duck's tale has happy ending thanks to area woman (video)

Spo Koledin and daughter Mary-Grace nursed an ailing duck found clinging to life along Georgian Bay back to life ... and then released it
Schools' move to eliminate Halloween costumes 'sad and wrong'

Schools' move to eliminate Halloween costumes 'sad and wrong'

'No one asked the kids how they feel about this. I’m sure if a vote was actually held, a vast majority (of parents) would want them (costumes in schools),' laments parent