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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 holds at 9 active cases; 4 new cases in York Region, median Rt drops to .70; Ontario reports 95 new cases, 4th day in a row with fewer than 100 cases
2 women wanted in connection with Newmarket boat motor theft

2 women wanted in connection with Newmarket boat motor theft

Crime Stoppers Unsolved Crime: The theft was reported Saturday, June 20 in the parking lot of Canadian Tire
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 reports first active travel case in months; York Region cases exceed 3,300, active cases rise to 237; Ontario reports 86 new cases, resolved reach 90%
<b> UPDATE: </b> Oshawa man killed in Highway 404 collision

UPDATE: Oshawa man killed in Highway 404 collision

Northbound lanes are expected to remain closed in the area of Aurora Road until about noon, OPP say
Newmarket's BYD donates PPE to youth shelter, town <b> (7 photos) </b>

Newmarket's BYD donates PPE to youth shelter, town (7 photos)

Thousands of surgical masks and hundreds of litres of hand sanitizer were donated
Memorial award honours Richmond Hill teacher killed in King collision

Memorial award honours Richmond Hill teacher killed in King collision

A GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $20,000 to date for the memorial student award in Daniel Bertini's name
Free mental health workshops offered for parents, educators, adults

Free mental health workshops offered for parents, educators, adults

YouthSpeak workshops include Building a Self-Care Toolkit, Understanding Youth Mental Health, and Self-Care for Caring Adults
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 positive in more than 1,000 tests last week in Newmarket; 8 new cases In York Region, while institutional outbreaks rise; new cases in Ontario drop below 100 for 2nd day, while hospitalizations increase
Aurora woman, 61, still missing

Aurora woman, 61, still missing

Helen Sedo was last seen when she left home in the Bathurst and St. John's Sideroad area on Wednesday, July 29
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

1 more case in Newmarket, totalling 249; new cases drop to 4 in York Region; Ontario not reporting due to Aug. 3 civic holiday