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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

Successful local dancer helps others reach for the 'Brass Ring'

Successful local dancer helps others reach for the 'Brass Ring'

Allie Laliberte has created a nonprofit to help local dancers overcome financial difficulties; donation-based kickoff event taking place Wednesday at two Midland dance studios
Cyclists pedal into region as part of Great Lakes adventure

Cyclists pedal into region as part of Great Lakes adventure

Simcoe County loop now connected to larger provincial trail system; 'You get to see places you’d never see if you were in a car,' says avid cyclist
Rifle shells found at Tiny Marsh concerning for local resident

Rifle shells found at Tiny Marsh concerning for local resident

One unspent round also found by nature lover; hunting is legally permitted throughout the year at the popular wildlife area, marsh board member points out
Enfin! Ontario introducing French accents on health cards

Enfin! Ontario introducing French accents on health cards

Franco-Ontarians can now request a new health card at no cost
Local sanctuary helps mistreated animals, nourishes the soul

Local sanctuary helps mistreated animals, nourishes the soul

After enduring years of neglect and mistreatment, lovable farm animals find warm refuge at Ralphy's Retreat Animal Sanctuary near Waverley
For ninth birthday, area girl gives gift to cancer centre

For ninth birthday, area girl gives gift to cancer centre

'I have a lot of stuff so I don’t think I need more stuff,' Ella Simonneta says of decision to use her ninth birthday to raise funds for Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre
Community rallies around man electrocuted on fourth day of job

Community rallies around man electrocuted on fourth day of job

Jaden Marchand, 21, of Tiny Township, remains unconcious in a Toronto hospital after workplace accident; Fundraiser established to help 'close-knit family'
Painting together creates beauty, warm vibes <b>(9 photos)</b>

Painting together creates beauty, warm vibes (9 photos)

CLH Developmental Support Services group enjoy camaraderie, making art together during weekly sessions at Quest Art School + Gallery
Goat's tale has happy ending; Stanley can stay at Tiny home

Goat's tale has happy ending; Stanley can stay at Tiny home

'We are all on cloud nine right now,' supporter says after township opts to accept Stanley's designation as Jo-Anne Miller's 'emotional support animal'
Area MP wants Canada to stop being 'money-laundering paradise'

Area MP wants Canada to stop being 'money-laundering paradise'

Simcoe North MP Adam Chambers introduces private member's bill to toughen Canada's stance on white-collar criminals and 'snow-washing'