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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

Midland gets some help to beautify its shiny, new downtown

Midland gets some help to beautify its shiny, new downtown

Town receives $250,000 from provincial fund geared towards rural communities
Petition to keep SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll picking up steam

Petition to keep SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll picking up steam

Group hopes to stop historic ship from moving to a Kingston museum
Petition to keep SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll picking up steam

Petition to keep SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll picking up steam

Local group hopes to stop historic ship from moving to a Kingston museum
Campaign signs on to keep SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll

Campaign signs on to keep SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll

Local group hopes to stop historic ship from moving to a Kingston museum
Grieving Mom marks sad milestone without son who died of overdose

Grieving Mom marks sad milestone without son who died of overdose

'Though he is 26 forever, I feel it's a great time to pay respect to the overdose crisis,' Angela Vos says of son Jordan. 'Our community is drowning in all types of drugs and we are losing our children, rapidly, painfully and quietly'
Grieving Mom marks sad milestone without son who died of overdose

Grieving Mom marks sad milestone without son who died of overdose

'Though he is 26 forever, I feel it's a great time to pay respect to the overdose crisis,' Angela Vos says of son Jordan. 'Our community is drowning in all types of drugs and we are losing our children, rapidly, painfully and quietly'
Grieving Mom marks sad milestone without son who died of overdose

Grieving Mom marks sad milestone without son who died of overdose

'Though he is 26 forever, I feel it's a great time to pay respect to the overdose crisis,' Angela Vos says of son Jordan. 'Our community is drowning in all types of drugs and we are losing our children, rapidly, painfully and quietly'
Grieving mom marks sad milestone without son who died of overdose

Grieving mom marks sad milestone without son who died of overdose

'We can’t bring our loved ones back from the dead, but we can change things for the future,' says mother of Jordan Sheard, who grew up in Barrie
Waypoint declares COVID outbreak in high-security unit

Waypoint declares COVID outbreak in high-security unit

As of today, about half of Waypoint staff have been vaccinated against virus
Waypoint declares outbreak in high-security unit

Waypoint declares outbreak in high-security unit

'We are considering the Awenda Program in outbreak status and isolation precautions for all Awenda patients have been put in place,' the Penetanguishene hospital says