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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

Downtown Association split over conversion of Queen and Bay to two-way traffic

Downtown Association split over conversion of Queen and Bay to two-way traffic

'It's kind of up in the air. We really don't know where this is going' - Paul Scornaienchi
Fourth mayoral candidate surfaces at Strive debate. Lou Turco doesn't

Fourth mayoral candidate surfaces at Strive debate. Lou Turco doesn't

Young professionals erupt in applause after Ward 2 candidate Sam Cistaro suggests getting a #whereslou hashtag trending on Twitter
Don't fancy Rory or Chris as mayor? Meet Ted Johnston!

Don't fancy Rory or Chris as mayor? Meet Ted Johnston!

As a U.N. peacekeeper, Johnston was supposed to be a soldier without enemies. Then a land mine shattered 37 of his bones and he was told he'd never walk again
Wrongfully convicted SooToday cartoonist to speak at public library

Wrongfully convicted SooToday cartoonist to speak at public library

At age 14, Ron Moffatt was wrongfully convicted of murdering a seven-year-old boy at Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition. He was later acquitted but kept the secret of his conviction from his wife and children for decades
Is the mayor blocking Rory Ring's access to city information?

Is the mayor blocking Rory Ring's access to city information?

Acting city solicitor Melanie Borowicz-Sibenik says Provenzano had nothing whatsoever to do with her decision to deny a freedom-of-information request from the mayoral challenger
Mayor tells us what happened with that Steel Town Down interview

Mayor tells us what happened with that Steel Town Down interview

'Somebody off-screen asked me about stats from the previous month at Sault Area Hospital....I said I don't have those stats. That is not the same thing as not knowing about the problem'
Lou Turco skips candidates' debate. Gets lambasted for absenteeism

Lou Turco skips candidates' debate. Gets lambasted for absenteeism

Ward 3 incumbent Judy Hupponen also didn't participate
How long do you have to live here before you're allowed to be mayor?

How long do you have to live here before you're allowed to be mayor?

'If you want to grow from 70,000 to 100,000 people, you need a lot more of me' - mayoral contender Rory Ring, who's lived less than three years in the Sault
What happened to Rory Ring in Sarnia three years ago?

What happened to Rory Ring in Sarnia three years ago?

'Never said it was voluntary' - mayoral candidate Rory Ring, describing abrupt departure three years ago from his job in Sarnia
Who decides what City Council talks about? Does that need to change?

Who decides what City Council talks about? Does that need to change?

'Councillor Shoemaker is a great example. Councillors who want things on the agenda, get them on the agenda' - Mayor Provenzano