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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: School, child care cases for Newmarket, York Region, and Ontario

COVID-19 Today: School, child care cases for Newmarket, York Region, and Ontario

Newmarket holds at 4 schools under surveillance, total 14 cases; 11 more school cases in York Region, totalling 399, with 6 active outbreaks and 68 school surveillances; Ontario reports 122 new school cases, totalling 4,470 at 671 schools
Drop in COVID-19 cases next week key to avoiding lockdown, says York Region's top doc

Drop in COVID-19 cases next week key to avoiding lockdown, says York Region's top doc

It will be crucial to see single-day case numbers declining after nearly 2 weeks in the red control control zone, Dr. Karim Kurji says
COVID-19 outbreak worsens at Newmarket long-term care centre

COVID-19 outbreak worsens at Newmarket long-term care centre

Six patients and two health-care workers at Newmarket Health Centre have now tested positive
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, 1 more school in surveillance; York Region confirms 168 new cases, 1,126 are active; Ontario reports another record-high single day increase of 1,855 cases, while testing — and the lag in results — also soar
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 under surveillance in Newmarket; 13 more school cases in York Region, with 7 active outbreaks and 67 schools in surveillance; Ontario reports 88 more school cases, totalling 4,349 at 679 schools
York Region holding Black Friday weekend enforcement blitz

York Region holding Black Friday weekend enforcement blitz

Municipal and provincial enforcement officers will be out in full force at malls, big box stores to issue tickets and potentially shut down businesses allowing overcrowding.
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 confirmed in Newmarket, with 3 new cases ages under 13; York Region new cases drop to 119, with 1,051 in last 7 days; Ontario reports 1,478 new cases, 21 more deaths, hospitalizations rise to 556
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

Newmarket holds at 3 school surveillances; York Region confirms 8 more school cases, totalling 376, with 9 outbreaks, 65 surveillances; Ontario reports 162 more school cases, totalling 4,269 at 688 schools, 4 closures
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 soar by 15, highest single-day increase since May 2; 142 more cases in York Region push total over 10,000; Ontario confirms 1,375 new cases, as death toll climbs by 35 to 3,554
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 case in Newmarket, at Dr. John M. Denison Secondary; 13 more school cases, 1 more outbreak in York Region, with 62 active surveillances; Ontario school cases soar by 270, totalling 4,170 at 703 schools