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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

SIU clears York officer in fatal shooting of Vaughan condo gunman

SIU clears York officer in fatal shooting of Vaughan condo gunman

Special Investigations Unit clears York Regional Police officer of criminal wrongdoing in the death of the 73-year-old man who went on a shooting rampage last December, killing five of his neighbours
Stories of strength highlight area International Women's Day event

Stories of strength highlight area International Women's Day event

'We will not rest until every woman in this world gets a fair chance at life,' says speaker Malika Khimji at International Women’s Day celebration
'In my blood': Local caterer brings joy to millions through food

'In my blood': Local caterer brings joy to millions through food

A passion for cooking from scratch with locally sourced ingredients and products is rooted in her childhood, says owner of A Million Mouthfuls catering firm
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
Police seeking witnesses to hit and run collision in Newmarket (Update)

Police seeking witnesses to hit and run collision in Newmarket (Update)

Motorists are advised to avoid the area of Bayview and Mulock for the police investigation
Starlight gaming units bring smiles to Southlake pediatric patients

Starlight gaming units bring smiles to Southlake pediatric patients

Nintendo hand-held units bring a bit of normalcy and distraction to Newmarket hospital's littlest patients, thanks to Starlight Children's Foundation and Ardene Foundation
16 puppies rescued from 'horrendous conditions' in York Region

16 puppies rescued from 'horrendous conditions' in York Region

Two men face multiple charges following the fraud and animal cruelty investigation, York Regional Police say
Gala raises $3.5M for Southlake's Stronach Regional Cancer Centre

Gala raises $3.5M for Southlake's Stronach Regional Cancer Centre

Event also kickstarted a $20-million cancer centre campaign, which has now raised more than $10.5 million
York Regional Police officer killed in traffic collision

York Regional Police officer killed in traffic collision

Const. Travis Gillespie was pronounced deceased at the scene of a collision at Major Mackenzie Drive and Warden Avenue in Markham this morning 
Lost photos returned through kindness, persistence, and local ad

Lost photos returned through kindness, persistence, and local ad

When Montana resident Nathalia Collins 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
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