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Debora Kelly

Debora Kelly

Debora Kelly is NewmarketToday's 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.

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Recent Work by Debora

Husband of Aurora woman found guilty of manslaughter

Husband of Aurora woman found guilty of manslaughter

John Sedo had been arrested and charged in connection with her death two months after Helen Sedo was reported missing in July 2020
Southlake makes 'best hospitals' list for Ontario, Canada again

Southlake makes 'best hospitals' list for Ontario, Canada again

Newsweek's annual rankings puts Newmarket hospital among top 25 in Canada, while Barrie's Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre slots in at No. 71
Five people killed in mass shooting at Vaughan condo building

Five people killed in mass shooting at Vaughan condo building

York Regional Police say five victims and suspected gunman are dead, while a sixth victim is in serious condition; male suspect was shot by responding officers
16 puppies saved from 'horrendous conditions' in York Region

16 puppies saved from 'horrendous conditions' in York Region

Two men face multiple charges following the fraud and animal cruelty investigation, York Regional Police say
York Regional Police officer killed in traffic collision

York Regional Police officer killed in traffic collision

Const. Travis Gillespie, 38, pronounced dead at the scene at Major Mackenzie Drive and Warden Avenue in Markham this morning
Lost photos returned through kindness, persistence

Lost photos returned through kindness, persistence

When a Montana resident came across an envelope of family photos collected by her former state trooper husband at the scene of a fatal collision, she was determined to return them to the family of the Newmarket man who died in 2015
Fire prompts water park evacuation at Canada's Wonderland

Fire prompts water park evacuation at Canada's Wonderland

The amusement is open today, but Splash Works remains closed after blaze late Sunday night
Here's where to find Canada's 'most epic' campsites

Here's where to find Canada's 'most epic' campsites

Scouts Canada surveyed its 46,704 members to name the best campsites, as well as some hidden gems
Georgina, Vaughan men arrested in OPP auto-theft ring bust

Georgina, Vaughan men arrested in OPP auto-theft ring bust

Police say 28 people have been charged with total of 242 offences in relation to altering VINs on hundreds of stolen vehicles and selling them in private transactions
Newmarket hospital joins forces with renowned cancer care centre

Newmarket hospital joins forces with renowned cancer care centre

Health officials say pact will improve access to care and advance cancer care in parts of southern Simcoe County
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