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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

10 new cases in Newmarket, 3rd highest single-day increase since April ; 105 more cases in York Region, 653 cases in last 7 days; single-day increase tops 1,000 for first time, with Ontario reporting 1,042 new cases
COVID-19 Today: School, child care cases for Newmarket, York Region, and Ontario

COVID-19 Today: School, child care cases for Newmarket, York Region, and Ontario

Newmarket holds at 4 schools under surveillance; York Region holds at 47 schools in active surveillance, 2 more child care cases; no weekend updates for Ontario
'Heartbreaking and alarming': Union demands action after another Southlake nurse attacked

'Heartbreaking and alarming': Union demands action after another Southlake nurse attacked

SEIU Healthcare is demanding an urgent meeting after a registered practical nurse was attacked Thursday evening by a patient, just six days after another nurse suffered severe workplace injuries
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

4 more cases in Newmarket, resolved rise to 88%; new cases in York Region jump by 119, as median Rt inches back above 1.0; Ontario reports 978 new cases, a single-day record, as deaths, hospitalizations continue steady rise
'Heartbreaking and alarming': Union demands action after another Southlake nurse attacked

'Heartbreaking and alarming': Union demands action after another Southlake nurse attacked

SEIU Healthcare is demanding an urgent meeting after a registered practical nurse was attacked Thursday evening by a patient, just six days after another nurse suffered severe workplace injuries
'Heartbreaking and alarming': Union demands action after nurse attack

'Heartbreaking and alarming': Union demands action after nurse attack

Urgent meeting demanded after a registered practical nurse at Southlake was attacked by a patient, just days after another nurse suffered severe workplace injuries
'Heartbreaking and alarming': Union demands action after another Southlake nurse attacked

'Heartbreaking and alarming': Union demands action after another Southlake nurse attacked

SEIU Healthcare is demanding an urgent meeting after a registered practical nurse was attacked Thursday evening by a patient, just six days after another nurse suffered severe workplace injuries
COVID-19 Today: School, child care cases for Newmarket, York Region, and Ontario

COVID-19 Today: School, child care cases for Newmarket, York Region, and Ontario

No new school, child care cases in Newmarket; school cases hold at 108 in York Region, with 3 outbreaks and 47 schools in surveillance; Ontario reports 72 more school cases, totalling 1,698 at 514 schools
Trend changing in York Region, as COVID-19 cases increase in people over 40

Trend changing in York Region, as COVID-19 cases increase in people over 40

While cases in younger people accounted for the increase in cases last summer, that's not currently the case, according to the region’s medical officer of health
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 holds at 348 cases, 15 cases in last 7 days; York Region reports 79 more cases, tallying 620 new cases in last 7 days; Ontario adds 826 more cases, 9 more deaths