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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

Newmarket cases skyrocket by 16, 2nd highest single-day increase, with 1 more death; York Region cases soar by 213, 2nd highest single-day increase; Ontario reports 1,723 new cases and 35 more deaths
95-year-old man is Newmarket's 25th COVID-19 death

95-year-old man is Newmarket's 25th COVID-19 death

The man passed away Nov. 30 after being exposed to COVID-19 at the Roxborough Retirement Residence
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

1 more school surveillance in Newmarket, totalling 7 active; 2 Catholic elementary schools close in York Region, with 8 outbreaks and 75 school surveillances; Ontario reports 299 new school cases, totalling 4,872, at 737 schools
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

8 more cases Newmarket, outbreak continues to grow at Newmarket Health Centre; York Region new cases drop to 144 after record-high yesterday, now totalling over 11,000 cases; Ontario reports 1,707 new cases, totalling 118,199, with more than 100,000 resolved
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

4 more school cases in Newmarket, totalling 19, with 6 active surveillances; 436 school cases in York Region, with 8 outbreaks and 60 active surveillances; Ontario reports 102 more school cases, totalling 4,573 at 670 schools
Newmarket library hosts master storyteller to kick off holiday season

Newmarket library hosts master storyteller to kick off holiday season

You can get into the Christmas spirit with an online show featuring seasonal storytelling and music on Dec. 12
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, 52 in last 7 days, with 3 outbreaks; York Region hits all-time high of daily new cases with 251 confirmed, 1,197 in last 7 days; Ontario reports 1,746 new cases, as hospitalizations rise to highest number during 2nd wave, without all hospitals reporting
York Region breaks single-day record high with 251 COVID-19 cases

York Region breaks single-day record high with 251 COVID-19 cases

All-time-high provincial testing over the past few days may have resulted in higher daily case numbers, a regional spokesperson says
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

8 more cases in Newmarket, one more school in surveillance, totalling 5; no drop in cases, with 183 more in York Region, and 2 more deaths; Ontario reports 1,708 new cases, 24 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

7 more cases in Newmarket, 1 more outbreak at seniors residence, cases rise at 2 long-term care outbreaks; 171 new cases in York Region, 3 more deaths; Ontario reports 1,822 cases, 29 more deaths, hospitalizations rise by 54 to 595