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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

14-year-old cyclist killed in collision in East Gwillimbury

14-year-old cyclist killed in collision in East Gwillimbury

The driver of an SUV remained on the scene of the collision at Doane and Centre Sunday afternoon
Boy, 8, on bike critically injured after being struck by vehicle in Newmarket

Boy, 8, on bike critically injured after being struck by vehicle in Newmarket

The driver remained on the scene of the Thursday night collision
Angry protesters mar Trudeau visit to Main Street Newmarket <b> (VIDEO) </b>

Angry protesters mar Trudeau visit to Main Street Newmarket (VIDEO)

The prime minister and Liberal incumbent Tony Van Bynen mingled with patio diners at Cachet restaurant Sept. 5 to the backdrop of shouts and jeers
Body discovered in pond at Aurora golf course

Body discovered in pond at Aurora golf course

The death of the adult male is not being considered as suspicious at this time, York Regional Police say
Newmarket woman killed in single-vehicle collision in East Gwillimbury

Newmarket woman killed in single-vehicle collision in East Gwillimbury

York Regional Police are seeking witnesses who may have seen the red Kia Soul that was missing a tire on Bathurst early this morning
Black bear safely rescued in Newmarket <b> (16 photos)</b>

Black bear safely rescued in Newmarket (16 photos)

It took a team to capture the young bear that ventured into an industrial park area Saturday morning
23 COVID-19 cases linked to outbreak at Vaughan supermarket

23 COVID-19 cases linked to outbreak at Vaughan supermarket

Anyone who shopped at Concord Food Centre from April 8 to May 21 is being advised to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19
25-year-old Newmarket man youngest to die with COVID-19 in York Region

25-year-old Newmarket man youngest to die with COVID-19 in York Region

The case was acquired by local transmission
'We Love You a Brunch, Mom': Celebrate Mother's Day, support Abuse Hurts

'We Love You a Brunch, Mom': Celebrate Mother's Day, support Abuse Hurts

Chef Julian PancerĀ is hosting a free virtual cooking class on Sunday, while accepting donations for the Newmarket-based charity than has helped more than 8,000 survivors of abuse during the pandemic
York Region apologizes after teachers turned away at Newmarket vaccination centre

York Region apologizes after teachers turned away at Newmarket vaccination centre

Some teachers were refused vaccines 'due to a misunderstanding around specific eligibility criteria that had recently changed,' regional spokesperson says