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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

Walk-in pop-up clinics available in Sutton, Whitchurch-Stouffville this weekend

Walk-in pop-up clinics available in Sutton, Whitchurch-Stouffville this weekend

Pfizer vaccines will be offered at the 'family-friendly' clinics in school parking lots
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, active cases increase to 8; York Region reports continued uptick in new cases at 21, active cases rise to 69, as 7-day average doubles from 5 to 10.9 cases in last week; Ontario confirms 192 new cases, 1 more death, as slight increase in 7-day case average continues
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 more cases in Newmarket, active cases rise to 6; York Region confirms 10 new cases, as active cases, 7-day average, positivity trend upwards; Ontario reports 185 new cases, 7 more deaths, with 1,363 active cases
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, 3 are active; York Region confirms 6 new cases, 49 cases are active, with 0 cases in East Gwillimbury, King and Georgina; Ontario reports 135 new cases, 4 more deaths, with more than 8.1M people fully vaccinated
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, 2 cases are active; York Region reports 16 new cases, as 7-day average rises from 5.7 to to 7.7 since July 12; Ontario reports 127 new cases, 2 more deaths, as number of ICU patients drops below 150
York Region clinics to offer Pfizer vaccine to adults as of Monday

York Region clinics to offer Pfizer vaccine to adults as of Monday

The COVID-19 vaccine was reserved for ages 12 to 17 in recent weeks due to supply shortages
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

Newmarket nears 2 weeks without any new cases; York Region reports 4 new cases, as Rt number indicates higher transmission of Delta variant; Ontario reports 159 new cases, 10 more deaths, as active cases drop to 1,403 — lowest since last Sept. 6
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

Newmarket and Whitchurch-Stouffville are the region's 2 municipalities with 0 active cases; York Region confirms 7 new cases, including 4 travel cases, as 7-day total of new cases drops to 44; Ontario reports 153 new cases — 6th day in a row under 200 — and 7 more deaths
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

Streak of no new cases continues in Newmarket since July 3; York Region confirms 5 new cases, 38 cases are active, as 7-day average drops to 6 cases; Ontario reports 146 new cases, 7 more deaths, with 7.1 million fully vaccinated
York Region opening 58,000 new COVID-19 appointments Tuesday

York Region opening 58,000 new COVID-19 appointments Tuesday

No appointments required at many clinics for residents wanting their first dose