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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

Skating legend earns prestigious lifetime achievement award

Skating legend earns prestigious lifetime achievement award

'Brian Orser is an outstanding athlete, performer and coach that has always pushed the limits of the sport, leaving an enduring impact on generations of figure skaters,' ISU notes
'A mentor': Local artist receives prestigious Order of Canada

'A mentor': Local artist receives prestigious Order of Canada

Lafontaine man becomes member during ceremony at Rideau Hall; 'We live in a country full of really deserving recipients, so to be chosen felt like a real honour'
Captain of recovered Great Lakes shipwreck went down with ship

Captain of recovered Great Lakes shipwreck went down with ship

Midland's Frederick 'Tatey Bug' Burke helmed the SS Arlington during ill-fated trip from Port Arthur to Owen Sound in 1940
Musician brings guitar, violin, positive vibes to cancer support group

Musician brings guitar, violin, positive vibes to cancer support group

A certified music therapist, well-know local musician hopes participants notice a change in how they feel after a session
Home movies paint deep link between Group of Seven, north Simcoe

Home movies paint deep link between Group of Seven, north Simcoe

Besides films taken by group member and former Midland resident Franz Johnston, Huronia Museum also unveiling hundreds of photographs, sketchbooks, new artwork during special event Saturday
COLUMN: 'Huge stretch' to link board game with 'colonialism'

COLUMN: 'Huge stretch' to link board game with 'colonialism'

Not everything is linked to something nefarious or has some underlying social commentary, writer says of popular board game Settlers of Catan
'Sophisticated' e-transfer scam costs local woman $3,600

'Sophisticated' e-transfer scam costs local woman $3,600

Midland's Chris Switzer swears off e-transfers after becoming frustrated with TD Bank response when she was the victim of an elaborate scheme involving the dark web
Local curling legend Glenn Howard, son Scott heading to another Brier

Local curling legend Glenn Howard, son Scott heading to another Brier

'Every time I lace them up — and I don't care who we're playing against — I always think we can win. I plan on winning,' Glenn said in a recent interview
High school nixes musical after cast member allegedly hurls racial slur

High school nixes musical after cast member allegedly hurls racial slur

Students frustrated by school, board decision to scrap Beauty and the Beast production rather than recast part
COLUMN: Trying to do right by 'greedy' mouse family takes familiar turn

COLUMN: Trying to do right by 'greedy' mouse family takes familiar turn

Mice take advantage of author's hospitality, which is why they could be on Orkin Canada's top winter pests list
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