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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

Why the steel mill changed its name <b>(Updated)</b>

Why the steel mill changed its name (Updated)

Chief executive officer Kalyan Ghosh unveiled the new corporate branding today, standing just a few strides from where Algoma's famous Flaming A proudly stood until it was torn down 14 years ago
Announcement planned tomorrow at steel mill

Announcement planned tomorrow at steel mill

Ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday
Algoma's opioid problem is among the worst in Ontario

Algoma's opioid problem is among the worst in Ontario

In the 10 years 2006 to 2015, opioid poisoning was a contributing cause of death in 88 Algoma fatalities. That's actually better than expected, given our very high rates of opioid-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations
What if they liquidate Essar Steel Algoma?

What if they liquidate Essar Steel Algoma?

New Democratic candidate Joe Krmpotich dropped the L-word yesterday at a meeting between provincial byelection candidates and local Realtors
Essar Steel Algoma gets continued reprieve from Sault city taxes

Essar Steel Algoma gets continued reprieve from Sault city taxes

On May 17, Superior Court Justice Frank Newbould rejected a city request for immediate payment of $10.8 million owed by the steel mill for property taxes since it first sought insolvency protection.
Above Znoneofthe: That's the legal name of one Sault byelection candidate

Above Znoneofthe: That's the legal name of one Sault byelection candidate

Man used to be Sheldon Bergson of Thornhill, Ont., but changed his name to better represent the None of the Above Party
Deb? Joe? Ross? None of the Above?

Deb? Joe? Ross? None of the Above?

Weird name aside, Above Znoneofthe may be running fourth among seven byelection candidates, behind Liberal Debbie Amaroso but well ahead of Green Party candidate Kara Flannigan, according to an unscientific SooToday poll conducted Thursday
Byelection candidate list is now official. One wannabe misses deadline

Byelection candidate list is now official. One wannabe misses deadline

There are seven official candidates
Why Essar Algoma is still paying squat on the $25 million it owes the city for back taxes

Why Essar Algoma is still paying squat on the $25 million it owes the city for back taxes

On Wednesday, Judge Newbould rejected a city request for immediate payment of $10.8 million owed by the steel mill for property taxes since it first sought insolvency protection
Essar Steel Algoma finds money. Restructuring committee proposed

Essar Steel Algoma finds money. Restructuring committee proposed

Proposed Essar Algoma restructuring committee would include former Stelco CEO Courtney Pratt