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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.

Email
andrew@midlandtoday.ca

Recent Work by Andrew

Top cop reviews arrest, takes officers' actions 'very seriously'

Top cop reviews arrest, takes officers' actions 'very seriously'

'Officers utilized their training to assess the situation, attempt to de-escalate and apprehend the man under the Mental Health Act,' said SGB OPP Insp.
Community's love aids family of man electrocuted on job

Community's love aids family of man electrocuted on job

'He’s slowly progressing,' Jen Marchand says of son Jaden, who was severely injured during fourth day on job laying fibre-optic cable in Tiny Township
Video shows police kneeing man during area arrest

Video shows police kneeing man during area arrest

'There was unjustified excessive force used,' says woman, who notes she witnessed the man's arrest, calling it 'police brutality'
Guardian angel 'goes above and beyond' to help kids get safely to school

Guardian angel 'goes above and beyond' to help kids get safely to school

Carl Wright's 'focus on traffic and the children has helped avoid devastation on multiple occasions when vehicles did not stop for the traffic lights'
Oh dear! Quick-thinking officers save deer trapped in fence

Oh dear! Quick-thinking officers save deer trapped in fence

'Thinking fast and some quick footwork resulted in Bambi getting back to the herd safely,' Southern Georgian Bay OPP constable says
'It is unfortunate': Area snowmobile tour operator shuts down

'It is unfortunate': Area snowmobile tour operator shuts down

Company stops offering snowmobile tours after interaction with county forestry official; owner says move will cause ripple effect throughout local economy
Coroner investigating inmate death at region's superjail

Coroner investigating inmate death at region's superjail

Officials remain mum on cause of Dec. 22 death or identity of inmate
Local man treks across Canada, seven kilometres at a time

Local man treks across Canada, seven kilometres at a time

Ross Newhook started adding up the kilometres of his daily walks and is now nearing the end of 5,514-kilometre, cross-country journey
Duck's tale has happy ending thanks to local woman's efforts

Duck's tale has happy ending thanks to local woman's efforts

Spo Koledin and daughter Mary-Grace nurse back to health duck found clinging to life along Georgian Bay
Lt. Gov. warns residents not to take democracy 'for granted'

Lt. Gov. warns residents not to take democracy 'for granted'

'Democracy is about so much more than a vote,' Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell says during Midland Public Library stop Thursday. 'It’s about decisions that we make together'