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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

Corey Gardi says city staff, fellow councillors left him holding the bag

Corey Gardi says city staff, fellow councillors left him holding the bag

He won't back down, insisting we ban single-use plastics effective May 1, 2022
Three councillors chosen to sit on downtown plaza task force

Three councillors chosen to sit on downtown plaza task force

As protesters stood outside voicing opposition to the plaza, city councillors talked for less than 90 seconds before voting to create a task force to build it
City has too many public works vehicles, says consultant for U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, NASA, Homeland Security

City has too many public works vehicles, says consultant for U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, NASA, Homeland Security

Sault Ste. Marie gets failing grade on financial management of our public works fleet
Medical director picked for local firefighters

Medical director picked for local firefighters

Dr. Ian Gordon Young's position will be part-time. He'll receive about $10,000 a year, depending on call volume
Greyhounds score extra cash to lift municipal finances

Greyhounds score extra cash to lift municipal finances

Quarterly payment to the city from Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is way more than anyone expected
City officials quietly work to resurrect Port of Algoma dream

City officials quietly work to resurrect Port of Algoma dream

Big plans for the local port were largely mothballed after the Sault steelmaker was granted insolvency protection In November, 2015
Sale of Algoma Steel shares resumes <b>(updated)</b>

Sale of Algoma Steel shares resumes (updated)

Trading of newly merged corporation was to start this morning
Man who calls himself 'Coyote Moto' posts confrontation videos on YouTube

Man who calls himself 'Coyote Moto' posts confrontation videos on YouTube

He has been posting videos of his local motorcycle encounters since May, 2020
Crime prevention methods aren't working, Downtown Association board members say

Crime prevention methods aren't working, Downtown Association board members say

'Are we seeing the impact we were hoping for? No, we aren't' - Kelly Walker
What we’re hearing from Kohler Street

What we’re hearing from Kohler Street

Is Alex Muir worthy of continued historic recognition? A local committee wants to be sure