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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

Christian Island cottager cries foul over BFN restrictions

Christian Island cottager cries foul over BFN restrictions

Cottager says they're being forced to leave island early with 'summertime lease' policy, but chief says restrictions are in place due to COVID
GBGH aims to reduce ultrasound wait times with new hours, options

GBGH aims to reduce ultrasound wait times with new hours, options

The goal of extending hours is to dramatically reduce wait times for non-urgent ultrasounds from 40 days to 14 days
Christian Island cottager cries foul over BFN restrictions

Christian Island cottager cries foul over BFN restrictions

Cottager says they're being forced to leave island early with 'summertime lease' policy, but chief says restrictions in place due to COVID
Christian Island cottager cries foul over BFN restrictions

Christian Island cottager cries foul over BFN restrictions

Cottager says they're being forced to leave island early with 'summertime lease' policy, chief says restrictions in place due to COVID
Local PPC candidate says election results 'exceeded expectations'

Local PPC candidate says election results 'exceeded expectations'

'We’re new and we’re providing hope for a lot of people that are in despair about where the country is going,' said Stephen Makk
Local support for PPC libertarian message 'exceeded expectations'

Local support for PPC libertarian message 'exceeded expectations'

'We've had so much growth. It's incredible,' says candidate Stephen Makk, who also ran for the People's Party of Canada in the last federal election
Newly elected Simcoe North MP credits Stanton for helping steer campaign

Newly elected Simcoe North MP credits Stanton for helping steer campaign

Incoming MP Adam Chambers credits volunteers for helping him keep riding blue
Newly elected Simcoe North MP lauds Stanton for helping steer campaign

Newly elected Simcoe North MP lauds Stanton for helping steer campaign

'I’m thankful to all the volunteers,' said incoming MP Adam Chambers, who credits volunteers for helping him keep the riding blue
Midland church looking for new digs as flock keeps growing

Midland church looking for new digs as flock keeps growing

'I’ve never been in a community where people love God, love the church and love each other as much,' says River of Life pastor
Local chamber gets $75,000 to help celebrate business community

Local chamber gets $75,000 to help celebrate business community

Funding comes at opportune time as businesses emerge from pandemic