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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

2 more cases in Newmarket, active cases drop to 50, 1 case at Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary, outbreak declared at Amica; York Region confirms 90 new cases, 2 more deaths, 27 more variant cases; Ontario reports 1,062 new cases, 20 more deaths, 23 more variants
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

6 more cases in Newmarket, 2 more variant cases, 1 student case at Poplar Bank; York Region confirms 115 new cases, 50 more variant cases, and 2 more deaths, as incidence rate continues to drop; Ontario reports 1,185 new cases, variant cases total 535, and 16 more deaths
York Region considers boosting fines for 'bad apples' breaking COVID-19 rules

York Region considers boosting fines for 'bad apples' breaking COVID-19 rules

Because of 'a lack of cooperation' from some residents and businesses, and the presence of variant cases, York Region's medical officer of health is considering issuing a section 22 class order
York Region seniors 80+ can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning Monday, March 1

York Region seniors 80+ can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning Monday, March 1

Appointments, which open at 8 a.m. on Monday, are available online only for three locations, including at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex in Newmarket
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

9 more cases in Newmarket, 1 case at Denne school, 3 more close contact variant cases; York Region confirms 109 new cases, 1 more death, 34 more variant cases totalling 520; Ontario reports 1,258 more cases, 28 more deaths, 643,765 vaccine doses administered
York Region to begin vaccinating 80+ seniors on March 1, ahead of province's schedule

York Region to begin vaccinating 80+ seniors on March 1, ahead of province's schedule

An existing online appointment booking system will support the early launch until March 15, when the province’s more sophisticated online and telephone booking system will be available
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

7 more cases in Newmarket, 1 more variant, 52 cases are active; York Region confirms 109 more cases, 25 more variants, 3 more deaths; Ontario reports 1,138 new cases, variants jump to 462 cases, 23 more deaths
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, 2 more variant cases totalling 25, outbreak closes at Southlake Residential Care Village; York Region reports 86 new cases, 52 more variant cases totalling 461, as incidence rate declines to 69; Ontario reports 1,054 new cases, 9 more deaths, more than 251,000 people vaccinated
Seniors 80+ will get vaccine by March, as York Region updates its rollout plan

Seniors 80+ will get vaccine by March, as York Region updates its rollout plan

'We will roll out the vaccine as rapidly as possible as supplies become available. We do not want to keep any vaccines in our freezers,' says York Region 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

5 new cases in Newmarket, 2 more variant cases, outbreak declared at Eagle Terrace; new cases in York Region drop to 87, lowest daily increase since Nov. 4, no additional deaths for 2nd straight day, variant cases surpass 400; Ontario reports 975 new cases, no new variant cases, and 12 more deaths