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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

Record number of users snap up 18K York Region vaccination appointments within an hour

Record number of users snap up 18K York Region vaccination appointments within an hour

27,800 concurrent users swarmed the region's website to book their second doses this morning
COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Monday

COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Monday

No new cases in Newmarket for 3rd day in a row, active cases remain at 8; York Region reports 9 new cases — lowest since last Sept. 8 — with 162 active cases; Ontario confirms 447 new cases, 4 more deaths, with 7-day new case average at 503, lowest since Sept. 29.
COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Sunday

COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Sunday

No new cases in Newmarket for 2nd day in a row, last workplace outbreak ends; York Region reports 24 cases, 2 more April deaths, active cases drop below 200, and Stouffville reaches 0 active cases; Ontario reports 530 new cases, 7 more deaths, with 5,601 active cases — lowest since last August
COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Saturday

COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Saturday

No new cases in Newmarket, 14 cases in last 7 days; York Region reports 35 new cases — daily new case average drops to 33 — 1 more death, as East Gwillimbury reaches 0 active cases; Ontario reports 502 new cases, 15 more deaths, as 7-day daily case average dips to 533
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
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
COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Friday

COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Friday

Zero case streak ends in Newmarket with 5 more cases; York Region reports 32 new cases, 7 deaths from April and May, as positivity plunges to 2% despite surge in testing; Ontario reports 574 new cases, 4 more deaths, as hospitalizations drop below 500
Vaccine Q and A: What happens when York Region hits a vaccination ceiling?

Vaccine Q and A: What happens when York Region hits a vaccination ceiling?

Demand for the vaccine remains high, however, since June 3, the majority of daily doses administered have been second doses, according to the public dashboard
COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Thursday

COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario on Thursday

For 3rd day in a row, no new cases in Newmarket, as active cases drop to 12; York Region confirms 34 new cases, 3 more deaths from April, as 7-day daily new case average dips to 40; Ontario reports 560 new cases, 11 more deaths, with 7-day new case average at 617, down from 940 last week
It's Greek to you now: York Region adapts WHO's new names for COVID-19 variants

It's Greek to you now: York Region adapts WHO's new names for COVID-19 variants

Letters in the Greek alphabet replace the names previously used that reflect the country where they were first detected