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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

SIU remains on scene of fatal pedestrian collision in Midland

SIU remains on scene of fatal pedestrian collision in Midland

Pembroke man died at scene after being struck by unmarked OPP cruiser
Police find 10,000 cannabis plants in vacant Midland factory

Police find 10,000 cannabis plants in vacant Midland factory

No arrests have been made, but the investigation is ongoing
SIU remains at scene of fatal pedestrian collision in Midland early Tuesday

SIU remains at scene of fatal pedestrian collision in Midland early Tuesday

Pembroke man died at scene after being struck by unmarked OPP cruiser
Police shut down major marijuana grow-op in Midland

Police shut down major marijuana grow-op in Midland

Officers located 10,000 growing cannabis plants,' OPP officer says of Midland drug bust at vacant factory
Police take down major marijuana grow-op in Midland

Police take down major marijuana grow-op in Midland

“Officers located 10,000 growing cannabis plants,” OPP officer says of Midland drug bust at vacant factory
First phase of Penetanguishene-Midland trail five weeks behind schedule

First phase of Penetanguishene-Midland trail five weeks behind schedule

Both weather and COVID-19 cited as reasons behind the delay, but officials expect first phase to be completed by October's end
Culture Alliance's new logo incorporates elements of founding members

Culture Alliance's new logo incorporates elements of founding members

The logo incorporates elements of the joint culture committee’s members’ logos as well as aspects of their heritage and history
Senior citizen says COVID battle was 'like the end of the world'

Senior citizen says COVID battle was 'like the end of the world'

'You feel like the end of the world has come. You just want to curl up and say ‘game over,' 93-year-old Waubaushene resident says
Dog at centre of dispute with local rescue organization back home

Dog at centre of dispute with local rescue organization back home

Lost Boys Hope founder says all she ever wanted was to ensure the dog's best interests were taken into account
Dog at centre of dispute with local rescue organization back home

Dog at centre of dispute with local rescue organization back home

Lost Boys Hope founder says all she ever wanted was to ensure the dog's best interests were taken into account