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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

Oh dear! Quick-thinking OPP officers save trapped deer

Oh dear! Quick-thinking OPP officers save trapped deer

'Thinking fast and some quick footwork resulted in Bambi getting back to the herd safely,' Southern Georgian Bay OPP constable says
'Beyond excited': Local boy hits the ice during Leafs' pre-game

'Beyond excited': Local boy hits the ice during Leafs' pre-game

Felix Van Beek opens game with lap around Scotiabank Arena waving Toronto Maple Leafs flag
Midland hospital pushed for new 36-bed, $100M mental health wing

Midland hospital pushed for new 36-bed, $100M mental health wing

'The first patient I saw here was for concerns of self-harm,' GBGH chief of staff says. 'Since then, not a shift goes by that I haven’t seen someone here under the Mental Health Act'
Waypoint wants to offer more acute mental health beds

Waypoint wants to offer more acute mental health beds

Waypoint 'has been operating as many as 45 acute mental health beds over the last two years, compared with our usual 20 beds pre-pandemic,' spokeswoman says
It's a wrap for Wasaga Beach digital artist's Midland project

It's a wrap for Wasaga Beach digital artist's Midland project

Alex Kostecka-Silva sea can art project highlights Midland's connection to Georgian Bay and the Trans Canada Trail
Waypoint expanding access to electroconvulsive therapy

Waypoint expanding access to electroconvulsive therapy

Psychiatrist says therapy has long been used for treating severe and treatment-resistant cases of mood and psychotic illnesses
Appeals court upholds ruling against two former Oak Ridge docs

Appeals court upholds ruling against two former Oak Ridge docs

Doctors Elliot Barker and Gary Maier, along with Crown, liable for using pain as an instrument in treatment programs conducted between 1966 and 1983
<b>COLUMN:</b> Rude, oblivious behaviours biggest trail issues

COLUMN: Rude, oblivious behaviours biggest trail issues

Does it make sense for Midland to ban e-bikes, but not snowmobiles? asks editor, who's also an avid cyclist and dog walker. 'Don’t get me started on dirt bikes or ATVs, whose riders occasionally sneak onto public trails'
Local woman 'dancing in her heart' with one last rock concert

Local woman 'dancing in her heart' with one last rock concert

Hospice Huronia, Wheels 4 Wheels ensure CherieAnne Young gets to see Rod Stewart, one of her favourite performers, in Toronto Tuesday
Police appeal for tips to help find Jonus Palmer's killer

Police appeal for tips to help find Jonus Palmer's killer

'What would you do if this happened to your child and no one came forward?' Palmer's mother asks in appeal. 'Help our family heal'