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David Helwig

David Helwig

David Helwig's journalism career spans six decades beginning in the 1960s.

His work has been recognized with national and international awards from groups including the Canadian Association of Journalists, Canadian Association of Broadcasters, U.S. Free Press Association, New York Festival of Radio, Radio Television News Directors Association of Canada, Canadian Community Newspapers Association and the Michener Awards Foundation.

Helwig launched Village Media's news operations as founding editor in 2002.

Recent Work by David

Nick Berto case goes to jury this week

Nick Berto case goes to jury this week

Self defence? Or angry young man?
City hires first-ever integrity commissioner

City hires first-ever integrity commissioner

Sometimes you've just got to have a licensed private investigator
Nick Berto tells his side of Pine Plaza story

Nick Berto tells his side of Pine Plaza story

Berto says he was worried an angry crowd outside The Harp might try to pull him out of his driver-side window. As he raced away, he didn't check to see if anyone was in his path
Councillors give nod to stricter property standards enforcement in Jamestown

Councillors give nod to stricter property standards enforcement in Jamestown

Councillor Niro is interested in similar enforcement in neighbourhoods east of Jamestown
Speed limit reduced on Great Northern Road

Speed limit reduced on Great Northern Road

Less-than-snappy local officials took nine years to get this done
Does Gore Street need another parking lot?

Does Gore Street need another parking lot?

Recent city initiatives have cut back available parking there
City considers crackdown on Jamestown property standards

City considers crackdown on Jamestown property standards

Deteriorating condition of some buildings is considered a disincentive to revitalization
Steelworkers applaud lack of concessions in Algoma tentative agreements

Steelworkers applaud lack of concessions in Algoma tentative agreements

USW national office issues statement
Now, they want to remove the traffic lights at Wellington and Huron

Now, they want to remove the traffic lights at Wellington and Huron

Three-legged intersection
VIDEO: 2016 Pine Plaza crash that left Paul VanderGriendt a quadriplegic

VIDEO: 2016 Pine Plaza crash that left Paul VanderGriendt a quadriplegic

SooToday cautions that the following security-camera video may be too intense for some readers