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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

Local lawyer leads fight to re-open Ontario's strip clubs

Local lawyer leads fight to re-open Ontario's strip clubs

Garden River's Naomi Sayers is out to powerslam the province's 'arbitrary, discriminatory and unfair' closure of strip clubs
'Twas the night before Moonlight Magic!

'Twas the night before Moonlight Magic!

Santa arrives early for 12-day shop-local event that starts Thursday
How Ontario's rent-freeze law may hike your Sault Ste. Marie tax bill

How Ontario's rent-freeze law may hike your Sault Ste. Marie tax bill

The rent freeze isn't the issue. The issue is something else that was slipped into the same law. Rent-geared-to-income housing is no longer fully geared to income
Sault houses are dirt-cheap. Our property tax rates are sky-high

Sault houses are dirt-cheap. Our property tax rates are sky-high

Zoocasa's annual tax rankings are a thorn in the side of politicians and pencil-pushers at the Ronald A. Irwin Civic Centre, who say they don't tell the whole story
<b>VIDEO:</b> Fire forces evacuation of East Street apartment tenants

VIDEO: Fire forces evacuation of East Street apartment tenants

No injuries were reported
Mayor asks prime minister to press pause on bridge-crossing loopholes

Mayor asks prime minister to press pause on bridge-crossing loopholes

The ink on Mayor Provenzano's letter was barely dry this afternoon when Chippewa County announced its first COVID-19 deaths
No medical school campus for you, Sault Ste. Marie!

No medical school campus for you, Sault Ste. Marie!

Algoma may still get its own regional network, medical school dean says
<b>DAVID HELWIG:</b> Why last week's Station Mall naloxone rescue wasn't an everyday story

DAVID HELWIG: Why last week's Station Mall naloxone rescue wasn't an everyday story

When David Helwig realized he had an opportunity for a teachable moment, he called his editor and asked for more time
Sault Ste. Marie sinks a million dollars into 'pipe dream'

Sault Ste. Marie sinks a million dollars into 'pipe dream'

'I use pipe dream with no pun intended. This is a pipe dream in reality' - Ward 3 Coun. Matthew Shoemaker
Mayor issues statement about new COVID-19 cases

Mayor issues statement about new COVID-19 cases

If you see anyone who isn't following public health advice, Provenzano wants you to 'speak to them, kindly and honestly'