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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

Whirlwind summer ends on high note for area teen, claims Pharrell Williams prize

Whirlwind summer ends on high note for area teen, claims Pharrell Williams prize

Jasmine Jenkinson captured the University of Toronto's National Scholarship, which includes four years of tuition, room and board, in June
Area teacher guilty of sexual abuse, professional misconduct

Area teacher guilty of sexual abuse, professional misconduct

Kevin Mark Morphet will have his teaching licence revoked for 'sexual, psychological and emotional abuse' of 'vulnerable' students
Hundreds of local soldiers fought during World War I 'trench raid' 104 years ago today <b>(11 photos)</b>

Hundreds of local soldiers fought during World War I 'trench raid' 104 years ago today (11 photos)

Local soldiers battled hard against German soldiers during trench raid in France that saw enemy launch 'a gas attack'
<b>CANADA</b> Indigenous man sheds light on 'historical wrongs' near cabinet minister's cottage

CANADA Indigenous man sheds light on 'historical wrongs' near cabinet minister's cottage

Johnny Hawke sets up encampment over land claim, just down the beach from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Minister Carolyn Bennett's summer home
East Gwillimbury part of province's natural gas expansion plan

East Gwillimbury part of province's natural gas expansion plan

Under the plan unveiled today, 422 homes and businesses will be connected to natural gas at a cost of $8.4 million
For kids' sake, mental health expert says schools should be reopening

For kids' sake, mental health expert says schools should be reopening

With an announcement imminent, Dr. Rob Meeder says the province should do what's right for children and let them return to school
Sawdust and memories give birth to whimsical gnome home <b>(4 photos)</b>

Sawdust and memories give birth to whimsical gnome home (4 photos)

The Sunny House has become a popular residence in Midland with one little boy visiting every evening
Province cracks down on contraband cellphones at correctional centres

Province cracks down on contraband cellphones at correctional centres

Province now delivering detection devices to 25 institutions, including Penetanguishene superjail where union head says contraband cellphones aren't a major problem
For kids' mental health, Waypoint doc wants schools reopened ASAP

For kids' mental health, Waypoint doc wants schools reopened ASAP

'Schools should be the last to close and the first to open,' Dr. Rob Meeder says, noting teachers and DECEs should now be near the front of the vaccine line to ensure it’s possible
Port craftsman brings the Flintstones and Partridge Family to the birds <b>(9 photos)</b>

Port craftsman brings the Flintstones and Partridge Family to the birds (9 photos)

Darren Putnam is becoming well-known in the area for his artistic birdhouses