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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

Lineup of 300 greets Newmarket HomeSense reopening <b>(6 photos) </b>

Lineup of 300 greets Newmarket HomeSense reopening (6 photos)

The new in-store experience will include protective shields at cash registers, occupancy limits, physical distancing markers on the floor, and a revised returns policy
Police searching for pandemic ATV joy rider in Mount Albert

Police searching for pandemic ATV joy rider in Mount Albert

York Regional Police are asking for the public's assistance in tracking down the suspect caught on video surveillance
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

Newmarket resolved cases jump to 38 per cent; Ontario reports less than 300 new cases in a single day for the second day in a row
Newmarket is outbreak free, with Mackenzie Place outbreak resolved

Newmarket is outbreak free, with Mackenzie Place outbreak resolved

York Region public health is reporting 33 new cases, as well as six more fatalities today due to COVID-19 acquired at long-term care homes, for a total death toll of 188
Newmarket man's heroic rescue reunites baby bunny with family <b>(5 photos)</b>

Newmarket man's heroic rescue reunites baby bunny with family (5 photos)

It was a happy ending for the little bunny that was saved from drowning in the sewage system
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

Ontario daily new cases drop to lowest number since March 31; testing numbers continue to lag under 10,000
UPDATE: Missing Thornhill woman safely located

UPDATE: Missing Thornhill woman safely located

She is reunited with her family, police say
York Region's decline in new COVID-19 cases hits 'pause button' with spike in outbreak cases

York Region's decline in new COVID-19 cases hits 'pause button' with spike in outbreak cases

Mass swabbings continue in long-term care homes, and outbreaks have been declared at more than 40 workplaces, York Region medical officer of health says
Province appoints Southlake to manage outbreak at Georgina nursing home

Province appoints Southlake to manage outbreak at Georgina nursing home

Despite receiving hospital support for weeks, River Glen Haven Nursing Home has been unable to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Long-Term Care
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

Newmarket cases near 200; Ontario testing numbers continue to lag, as new cases surpass 400 for fifth consecutive day