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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

Councillors to vote on payday loan crackdown

Councillors to vote on payday loan crackdown

Legal staffers requested meetings with the city's 10 current payday loan operators. Nobody came
Urban indigenous hub, housing development planned for Gateway site <b>(2:50 p.m. update)</b>

Urban indigenous hub, housing development planned for Gateway site (2:50 p.m. update)

$40 million initial investment. 120 housing units
Announcement expected on Gateway property

Announcement expected on Gateway property

Proposal on the agenda for next week's City Council meeting
Door-knocking, corruption-fighting McCleary's on her 2nd pair of shoes <b>(3 photos)</b>

Door-knocking, corruption-fighting McCleary's on her 2nd pair of shoes (3 photos)

'What I'm hearing so far is that people are really disillusioned' - federal NDP candidate Sara McCleary
Hilsinger welcomes his new neighbour with deafening hullabaloo <b>(9 photos)</b>

Hilsinger welcomes his new neighbour with deafening hullabaloo (9 photos)

'We stand strong and unmoved' - Water Tower Inn owner J.J. Hilsinger
Soo candidate disputes secret candidate evaluation by pro-life group

Soo candidate disputes secret candidate evaluation by pro-life group

Campaign Life Coalition's glowing endorsement of the local Conservative candidate wasn't supposed to be public. It leaked because of a security lapse on the pro-life organization's web site
Spina disputes secret candidate evaluation by pro-life group

Spina disputes secret candidate evaluation by pro-life group

Campaign Life Coalition's glowing endorsement of the local Conservative candidate wasn't supposed to be public. It leaked because of a security lapse on the pro-life organization's web site
You're wrong, Greg Hannah. Those Sonny Spina signs are totally legit

You're wrong, Greg Hannah. Those Sonny Spina signs are totally legit

'This is not legal.... They are off to a criminal start!' - Greg Hannah, past president of Sault Ste. Marie's Liberal riding association
Sixteen things your City Council did this week

Sixteen things your City Council did this week

Madison Zuppa got a big promotion. J.J. Hilsinger got deflated
With separate trash and recycling days in Sault, councillor warns people might stop recycling

With separate trash and recycling days in Sault, councillor warns people might stop recycling

Will citizens revolt over new schedule requiring us to take out our trash one day, our recycling the next?