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David Helwig

David Helwig

David Helwig's journalism career spans seven 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, Digital Publishing Awards (Canada), Canadian Onllne Publishing Awards and the Michener Awards Foundation.

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

Recent Work by David

Sault gets its second playground zipline

Sault gets its second playground zipline

Rosedale Park zipline will be shorter than Sault Ste. Marie's first zipline at Bellevue Park, which is 50 feet long
First games at twin-pad arena planned for March 1

First games at twin-pad arena planned for March 1

The ice plant is being started up today
City loosens restrictions on downtown sidewalk selling

City loosens restrictions on downtown sidewalk selling

Businesses may now use the space in front of their buildings to display merchandise sold by that business
Our city is no longer in the warming-shelter business

Our city is no longer in the warming-shelter business

Last week, city council received a long-awaited report on what happened during an unusual holiday season three years ago
Supply-chain issues delay restoration of downtown eyesore

Supply-chain issues delay restoration of downtown eyesore

‘It will be great to see this property revitalized and become an attractive storefront on Queen Street once again’ - Tom Vair, deputy city CAO
Shoemaker tours Veldman properties, pleased with progress

Shoemaker tours Veldman properties, pleased with progress

The mayor also met last month with the new owner of Station Mall
City gets failing grade on greenhouse gas emissions

City gets failing grade on greenhouse gas emissions

‘We are not on track to meeting our corporate greenhouse gas emissions reductions target’ – Emily Cormier, sustainability co-ordinator, City of Sault Ste. Marie
Council balks at plaza overruns, orders staff to sharpen pencils

Council balks at plaza overruns, orders staff to sharpen pencils

Asked tonight to increase the controversial project’s budget to $11.6 million, councillors dug in their heels
Carpenters lose appeal, ordered to pay city court costs

Carpenters lose appeal, ordered to pay city court costs

As a Ward 3 councillor, now-Mayor Matthew Shoemaker led the city’s political charge against the union monopoly on city construction projects
Proposed tax levy hike is a whisker short of 6 per cent

Proposed tax levy hike is a whisker short of 6 per cent

If approved by city council, more than half of the capital budget will be spent on roads