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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

Amica Helping Hands Charity brings Christmas comfort to Newmarket seniors

Amica Helping Hands Charity brings Christmas comfort to Newmarket seniors

Residents fundraise all year to be able to give gift baskets to financially vulnerable seniors
Derringer's 13 Days of Christmas makes wishes come true for abuse survivors

Derringer's 13 Days of Christmas makes wishes come true for abuse survivors

The 16th annual campaign is raising money for Newmarket charity Abuse Hurts until Dec. 13
Aw, Shucks! says thanks, and pays it forward for Abuse Hurts

Aw, Shucks! says thanks, and pays it forward for Abuse Hurts

The Aurora oyster bar and restaurant is asking you to bring an unwrapped toy Thursday night
YRDSB high schools closed Dec. 4 for teachers strike

YRDSB high schools closed Dec. 4 for teachers strike

Ontario's 55,000 high schools teachers are on the picket line today for the first time in 22 years
<b>UPDATE:</b> Serious collision closes Major Mackenzie and Weston in Vaughan

UPDATE: Serious collision closes Major Mackenzie and Weston in Vaughan

A female has been taken to hospital in serious condition; Weston Rd. remains closed, York police say
Blind service dog's story continues to bring smiles

Blind service dog's story continues to bring smiles

It was a day for the dogs when Joanne George, author of Smiley, A Journey of Love, visits Good Vibes on Main
Markham trustee elected chair of York public school board

Markham trustee elected chair of York public school board

Juanita Nathan, who previously served as vice-chair, replaces Richmond Hill trustee Corrie McBain
Derringer's 13 Days of Christmas makes wishes come true for abuse survivors

Derringer's 13 Days of Christmas makes wishes come true for abuse survivors

The 16th annual campaign is raising money for Newmarket charity Abuse Hurts until Dec. 13
Blind service dog's story continues to bring smiles

Blind service dog's story continues to bring smiles

It was a day for the dogs when Joanne George, author of Smiley, A Journey of Love, visits Good Vibes on Main
Multiple collisions creating traffic delays this afternoon

Multiple collisions creating traffic delays this afternoon

Avoid Yonge and Orchard Heights, where a two-vehicle collision has occurred