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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

Little guys, gals with 'bad rap' get some love in local downtown

Little guys, gals with 'bad rap' get some love in local downtown

Thanks to local resident Julien Sepke, bat boxes now adorn a number of businesses in Midland to aid the helpful creatures displaced by construction and under threat
Waypoint's accomplishments over past year 'inspiring,' says CEO

Waypoint's accomplishments over past year 'inspiring,' says CEO

Annual report to community titled 'A Better Future' highlights facility's 'proud moments and signature achievements' over past year
War of words erupts over report questioning local Métis community's ancestry

War of words erupts over report questioning local Métis community's ancestry

While academics' report found MNO 'failed to demonstrate existence of a distinct, rights-bearing Métis community in the Penetanguishene region', independent MNO researcher counters report contains serious flaws, 'missing context'
'Built for this': Could you pull a fire truck for a good cause?

'Built for this': Could you pull a fire truck for a good cause?

Funds raised from Saturday evening event in Victoria Harbour will benefit Southern Georgian Bay Airboat Rescue initiative
'Totally rad' Rock of Ages kicks off King's Wharf Theatre season

'Totally rad' Rock of Ages kicks off King's Wharf Theatre season

'I designed an overall season that would appeal to ages five to 95,' Drayton artistic director explains. 'If you come to our show and you are over 95, I will name a theatre after you'
Local Juno Beach vet stayed positive 'in spite of what he lived through'

Local Juno Beach vet stayed positive 'in spite of what he lived through'

'To choose to step forward, and into the breach far from home is hard for me to fathom,' relative says of Norman Gogo, who died earlier this year at age 102
Ooey, gooey goodness returns to Midland's downtown Saturday

Ooey, gooey goodness returns to Midland's downtown Saturday

Town hosts 10th edition of Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival, 'an amazing street festival that expands into our waterfront parks'
Canada Post workers from other locales to handle Penetang's 'unanticipated staffing issues'

Canada Post workers from other locales to handle Penetang's 'unanticipated staffing issues'

Residents grew frustrated by lack of consistent hours, which led to issues getting their mail
All aboard! Local railroad club keeps chugging down the tracks

All aboard! Local railroad club keeps chugging down the tracks

Group holds annual model train show at Midland rec centre over the weekend
Historic site's 'baaad' new groundskeepers not afraid of a little poison ivy

Historic site's 'baaad' new groundskeepers not afraid of a little poison ivy

'The goats joined the team this past winter, and have been tasked with grazing certain key sections of the Shrine grounds,' site director says
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