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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

York Region breaks single-day record high with 251 COVID-19 cases

York Region breaks single-day record high with 251 COVID-19 cases

All-time-high provincial testing over the past few days may have resulted in higher daily case numbers, a regional spokesperson says
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

8 more cases in Newmarket, one more school in surveillance, totalling 5; no drop in cases, with 183 more in York Region, and 2 more deaths; Ontario reports 1,708 new cases, 24 more deaths
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

7 more cases in Newmarket, 1 more outbreak at seniors residence, cases rise at 2 long-term care outbreaks; 171 new cases in York Region, 3 more deaths; Ontario reports 1,822 cases, 29 more deaths, hospitalizations rise by 54 to 595
COVID-19 Today: School, child care cases for Newmarket, York Region, and Ontario

COVID-19 Today: School, child care cases for Newmarket, York Region, and Ontario

Newmarket holds at 4 schools under surveillance, total 14 cases; 11 more school cases in York Region, totalling 399, with 6 active outbreaks and 68 school surveillances; Ontario reports 122 new school cases, totalling 4,470 at 671 schools
Drop in COVID-19 cases next week key to avoiding lockdown, says York Region's top doc

Drop in COVID-19 cases next week key to avoiding lockdown, says York Region's top doc

It will be crucial to see single-day case numbers declining after nearly 2 weeks in the red control control zone, Dr. Karim Kurji says
COVID-19 outbreak worsens at Newmarket long-term care centre <b> (UPDATE) </b>

COVID-19 outbreak worsens at Newmarket long-term care centre (UPDATE)

UPDATE, Nov. 28: Case count grows from 8 to 12 at Newmarket Health Centre, and additional case at Southlake Residential Care Village
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

4 more cases in Newmarket, 1 more school in surveillance; York Region confirms 168 new cases, 1,126 are active; Ontario reports another record-high single day increase of 1,855 cases, while testing — and the lag in results — also soar
COVID-19 Today: School, child care cases for Newmarket, York Region, and Ontario

COVID-19 Today: School, child care cases for Newmarket, York Region, and Ontario

1 more school under surveillance in Newmarket; 13 more school cases in York Region, with 7 active outbreaks and 67 schools in surveillance; Ontario reports 88 more school cases, totalling 4,349 at 679 schools
York Region holding Black Friday weekend enforcement blitz

York Region holding Black Friday weekend enforcement blitz

Municipal and provincial enforcement officers will be out in full force at malls, big box stores to issue tickets and potentially shut down businesses allowing overcrowding.
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

2 more cases confirmed in Newmarket, with 3 new cases ages under 13; York Region new cases drop to 119, with 1,051 in last 7 days; Ontario reports 1,478 new cases, 21 more deaths, hospitalizations rise to 556