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Debora Kelly

Debora Kelly

Debora Kelly is NewmarketToday's 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: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Tuesday

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

Newmarket new cases spike by 14 — highest daily increase since May 22 — and 7 new school cases; York Region confirms 85 new cases and death of 62-year-old Vaughan resident as Rt rises to 1.06; Ontario reports 928 new cases, 9 more deaths, with 340 hospitalized with COVID and 165 in ICU
COVID-19: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Friday

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

2 new cases in Newmarket, partially and fully vaccinated, with 2 active school outbreaks; York Region confirms 64 new cases, 3 new school outbreaks in King, Aurora, totalling 16 with 110 cases; Ontario reports 793 new cases — highest daily increase since Sept. 18 — 4 more deaths, as hospitalizations remain stable
COVID-19: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Thursday

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

3 new cases in Newmarket, all unvaccinated, with 3rd highest number of active cases in region at 28; York Region confirms 41 new cases, as 7-day daily case average drops to 39; Ontario new cases skyrocket by 711, 5 more deaths, as 7-day new case average nears 600
COVID-19: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Wednesday

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

1 new case in Newmarket, school outbreak declared at Crossland, new surveillance at Clearmeadow; York Region confirms 30 new cases, outbreak grows to 23 cases at Schomberg school, as Rt drops below 1.0; Ontario reports 512 new cases, 12 more deaths and 4 school closures — 2 in York Region
COVID-19: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Tuesday

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

2 new cases in Newmarket, active cases jump to 33, 2nd highest in region, with new school cases at Crossland, Mazo, Mulock, Stonehaven; York Region confirms 23 new cases, death of 90-year-old Markham woman, with 38.6% of 289 cases in last 7 days unvaccinated; Ontario reports 481 new cases, 1 more death, as hospitalizations rise to 301
Evening of giving supports Newmarket purse, toy drives

Evening of giving supports Newmarket purse, toy drives

Bring a new or gently used purse and/or a new unwrapped toy to Cachet on Nov. 18 to support women and youth shelters and crisis centres
COVID-19: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Friday

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

New cases spike by 8 in Newmarket, all vaccinated, with new school cases at Bogart, Newmarket High; York Region confirms 35 new cases, with 276 cases in last 7 days , of which 44% are unvaccinated; Ontario reports 598 new cases, 5 more deaths, as Rt rises to 1.25
COVID-19: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Thursday

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

3 new cases in Newmarket, all unvaccinated, with 87.2% of eligible residents fully vaccinated; York Region new cases spike by 61 as active cases rise to 263; Ontario reports 642 new cases — increase of 46% from same day a weeks ago — 5 more deaths, as hospitalizations, ICU remain steady
Richmond Hill man arrested, Lamborghini SUV seized in Rolex theft investigation

Richmond Hill man arrested, Lamborghini SUV seized in Rolex theft investigation

The investigation began when 2 suspects used fraudulent bank drafts to purchase luxury watches at a Vaughan store, York Regional Police say
COVID-19: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Wednesday

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

1 new case in Newmarket, 18 are active, as 8 schools remain in surveillance; York Region confirms 30 new cases, 246 are active, with 43% of 276 cases in last 7 days unvaccinated; Ontario reports 454 new cases, of which 205 are fully vaccinated, and 9 more deaths