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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

Thousands of pilgrims won't be flocking to the region this summer

Thousands of pilgrims won't be flocking to the region this summer

'This decision represents the first time in Martyrs' Shrine’s nearly 100-year history that it has not been open to pilgrims'
Thousands of pilgrims won't be visiting region this summer

Thousands of pilgrims won't be visiting region this summer

This marks the first time in the Martyrs' Shrine’s nearly 100-year history that it will not open to pilgrims
Boaters defying order to stay off Beausoleil First Nation territory

Boaters defying order to stay off Beausoleil First Nation territory

'They disrespect our compliance officers, they hurl racial insults at them,' says frustrated Beausoleil First Nation official
Boaters defying order to stay off Beausoleil First Nation territory

Boaters defying order to stay off Beausoleil First Nation territory

Warnings in place not to visit Christian, Beckwith and Hope Islands
Midland Cultural Centre adapts its programming for changing times

Midland Cultural Centre adapts its programming for changing times

“As our world has been forced to change so much during the pandemic, we all still remain interested in the arts, entertainment, and cultural activities,” general manager says.
Midland company's giveaway a sign of the times

Midland company's giveaway a sign of the times

“We’re doing it for Mom and Pop shops in the area,” Midland Printers graphic designer says
Family time, urge to travel factor into MP's decision not to seek re-election

Family time, urge to travel factor into MP's decision not to seek re-election

'Heather and I have not had an abundance of time on our own to do and see some things,' says longtime Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton
Stanton discusses reasons for not seeking re-election

Stanton discusses reasons for not seeking re-election

Opportunity to travel beyond the highway linking Simcoe North and Ottawa a factor in MP's decision
Stanton discusses reasons for not seeking re-election

Stanton discusses reasons for not seeking re-election

Opportunity to travel beyond the highway linking Simcoe North and Ottawa a factor in MP's decision
Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton won't seek re-election

Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton won't seek re-election

'It is an honour and privilege to serve the people of this riding,' Stanton says