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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

3,000 additional COVID-19 vaccines available to York Region seniors aged 80+

3,000 additional COVID-19 vaccines available to York Region seniors aged 80+

As of tomorrow, March 8, at 8:30 a.m., limited appointments are available in Georgina and Richmond Hill for this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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, 3 more variant cases, student case at Notre Dame; York Region confirms 133 new cases, 85 more variant cases, 1 more death, 35% of seniors 80+ vaccinated; Ontario reports 1,299 new cases — highest daily increase since mid-February — and 15 more deaths
18,100 seniors vaccinated in first week of York Region's early rollout to ages 80+

18,100 seniors vaccinated in first week of York Region's early rollout to ages 80+

Residents are encouraged to continue checking York Region's website for appointments that may open due to cancellations and no shows
Neighbouring Toronto, Simcoe moving to new reopening zones

Neighbouring Toronto, Simcoe moving to new reopening zones

Toronto is moving out of shutdown into the grey lockdown zone, while Simcoe County is returning to the red control zone as of Monday, March 8
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

5 more cases in Newmarket, 5 institutional outbreaks, 6 school surveillances remain active; York Region confirms 121 new cases, 3 more deaths, 33 more variant cases, as incidence rate, at 54, continues to decline; Ontario new cases jump above 1,200, 22 more deaths, as variant cases soar to 833
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

(Data delayed due to public health technical issues) Newmarket only municipality to report 0 new cases, as active cases drop to 38, BrightPath outbreak closes; York Region confirms 64 new cases, 2 more deaths, 27 more variant cases, as incidence rate drops to 56; Ontario reports 994 new cases, 10 more deaths and 95 more variant cases
York Region's top doc brings in hefty fines to enforce cooperation with public health unit

York Region's top doc brings in hefty fines to enforce cooperation with public health unit

Individuals who don't toe the line face fines of $5,000 and $100,000 a day, and corporations $25,000 and $10 million a day, under a section 22 class order and “letter of instruction” issued by Dr. Karim Kurji
'Local hero,' Newmarket business step up to fight hunger in York Region

'Local hero,' Newmarket business step up to fight hunger in York Region

'I started this initiative after reading an article which stated there was a 50 per cent increase in first-time food bank use during the state of emergency in York Region,' says Emma Dagher
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

6 new cases in Newmarket, 2 more variant cases, student cases at Newmarket High, and Rogers P.S.; York Region confirms 100 new cases, 29 more variant cases, totalling 656, as institutional outbreaks drop to 20; Ontario new cases drop to 958, total deaths surpass 7,000 with 17 more deaths, hospitalizations decline
COVID-19 cases confirmed at Newmarket No Frills, East Gwillimbury Longo's

COVID-19 cases confirmed at Newmarket No Frills, East Gwillimbury Longo's

Other York Region grocery outlets reporting employee cases are Anthony's No Frills and Fortinos in Vaughan