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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

Splash pad updates for Bellevue and Clergue parks

Splash pad updates for Bellevue and Clergue parks

Funding application for Bellevue Park splash pad will be fronted by a homeless shelter. Clergue Park project might be more of a 'water feature' than a splash pad. But kids might be able to play in it
Re-leaf on the way? Council asked to spend $60,000 to collect summer leaf, yard waste

Re-leaf on the way? Council asked to spend $60,000 to collect summer leaf, yard waste

When summer collections were halted this year, it cut the amount of composted loam available for fixing boulevards, sports fields and snow-plow damage
Shoemaker quashes Station Mall Amazon headquarters rumour

Shoemaker quashes Station Mall Amazon headquarters rumour

'That's not the site we've identified'
Apartments, education program for indigenous moms proposed at former St. Bernadette site

Apartments, education program for indigenous moms proposed at former St. Bernadette site

Participants will be selected based on motivation to make changes in their lives through post-secondary education and employment
Tragically cute local toddler won't let go of 'Gourd' Downie

Tragically cute local toddler won't let go of 'Gourd' Downie

'At Thanksgiving, Ben grabbed this gourd and has hardly let go of it since. I jokingly named it 'Gourd' Downie.'
Sault gets Punjabi diner, just in time for Diwali

Sault gets Punjabi diner, just in time for Diwali

Sault Ste. Marie's First Lady of South Asian cuisine opens her first sit-down restaurant today downtown
Update on Sault's Amazon headquarters bid

Update on Sault's Amazon headquarters bid

It's on its way to Seattle. And no, they didn't put it in an Amazon shipping box
What we're hearing from Goulais Ave

What we're hearing from Goulais Ave

Korah library's 50th anniversary will be celebrated Dec. 1
Matthew Shoemaker reads the comments. But only about Amazon

Matthew Shoemaker reads the comments. But only about Amazon

Councillor Shoemaker has read a lot of 'idiotic' comments about his drive to bring Amazon to the Sault. But he thinks most of us are with him
Can an insurance company promotion get us a splash pad?

Can an insurance company promotion get us a splash pad?

Short answer: Sault Ste. Marie's bid for Aviva Community Fund support is a one-in-30 long shot