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Debora Kelly

Debora Kelly

Debora Kelly is NewmarketToday's community editor. She is an award-winning journalist and communications professional who is passionate about building strong communities through engagement, advocacy and partnership.
Debora has been recognized with international, national and provincial awards over three decades for reporting, column and editorial writing. The publications under her leadership as editor in chief were annually honoured with top international, national and provincial awards, including two Best Community Newspaper in North America awards by the Local Media Association.
She also has enjoyed serving in volunteer leadership roles for local non-profit organizations and has been honoured by the Character Community Foundation of York Region with a Character Champion award.

Recent Work by Debora

COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

New cases in Newmarket jump by 32, outbreak declared at Alexander Muir school; York Region confirms 317 new cases, 7-day average of cases remains under 300, incidence rate drops to 178; Ontario reports 2,864 new cases, 25 more deaths, as hospitalizations continue to decline and total vaccinations surpass 6M+
'We Love You a Brunch, Mom': Celebrate Mother's Day, support Abuse Hurts

'We Love You a Brunch, Mom': Celebrate Mother's Day, support Abuse Hurts

Chef Julian Pancer is hosting a free virtual cooking class on Sunday, while accepting donations for the Newmarket-based charity than has helped more than 8,000 survivors of abuse during the pandemic
'We Love You a Brunch, Mom': Celebrate Mother's Day, support Abuse Hurts

'We Love You a Brunch, Mom': Celebrate Mother's Day, support Abuse Hurts

Chef Julian Pancer is hosting a free virtual cooking class on Sunday, while accepting donations for the Newmarket-based charity than has helped more than 8,000 survivors of abuse during the pandemic
'Close to crisis': Confrontations reach peak at Newmarket vaccination centre: mayor

'Close to crisis': Confrontations reach peak at Newmarket vaccination centre: mayor

Newmarket Mayor John Taylor questions if the confusion that prompts the conflict could be allayed if residents and workers in York Region could book vaccine appointments using the provincial system
Moving tribute honours Toronto police officer at Newmarket hospice <b> (5 photos) </b>

Moving tribute honours Toronto police officer at Newmarket hospice (5 photos)

'It gave Jason a chance to see how much love and support he has,' says wife Jaimie of the drive-by parade organized by his friends and colleagues at Toronto Police Service
COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

15 new cases in Newmarket, 10 more workplace outbreak cases, 136 of 158 active cases are variants; York Region confirms 287 new cases, 4 more variant deaths; Ontario reports 3,166 new cases, which may be under reported, and 23 more deaths
York Region apologizes after teachers turned away at Newmarket vaccination centre

York Region apologizes after teachers turned away at Newmarket vaccination centre

Some teachers were refused vaccines 'due to a misunderstanding around specific eligibility criteria that had recently changed,' regional spokesperson says
York Region apologizes after teachers turned away at Newmarket vaccination centre

York Region apologizes after teachers turned away at Newmarket vaccination centre

Some teachers were refused vaccines 'due to a misunderstanding around specific eligibility criteria that had recently changed,' regional spokesperson says
All York Region residents age 18+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccine as of May 24, top doc says

All York Region residents age 18+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccine as of May 24, top doc says

The region has caught up with the timeline of the province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout — but it isn't due to an increase in supply, medical officer of health Dr. Karim Kurji says
COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

24 more cases in Newmarket, outbreak declared at Eagle Terrace, child care cases rise; York Region confirms 325 new cases, 2 more deaths, including 51-year-old Vaughan woman, as Rt rises to 1.07; Ontario new cases jump by 3,424, 26 more deaths, as hospitalizations decline