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About Respect

Respect is published every two weeks, delivering relevant news, columns and stories to seniors and seniors-to-be.

The world of communication is changing and improving. People can get news, information and entertainment faster than ever before.

But sometimes “fast” isn’t everything. There’s a great many of us who still enjoy spending some time reading a real newspaper while sipping a mug of coffee or a cup of tea. Call us old-fashioned—heck, call us old, we don’t mind—but we believe reading is an activity to be enjoyed, not a chore to be dispensed with as quickly as possible.

Respect is distributed throughout the Cold Lake – Bonnyville – St Paul region, including the MD of Bonnyville, St Paul County, Elk Point, Glendon, Fort Kent and Ardmore. It is available by subscription or at retail outlets in the area.

The Paper

Every issue of Respect brings you:

News: Local, regional, provincial and national news about subjects relevant to seniors

Opinion: Editorials from us, and letters from you! Watch for special guest columnists

Your Discount Directory: Easy-to-use listings show you who’s offering seniors a deal

Coming Events: Tell us what your organization has planned, we’ll help spread the word

Your Stories: Four pages of reader-submitted content—a different theme every issue!

Your Health: Health and wellness news and more

Your Money: Personal finance, insurance, investment: all the news that matters to seniors

Your Backyard: Don and Elaine Cassidy’s “Coots and Cameras” birding column; other news 

Your Faith: Reflections on living by Pastor Phil Crump

Brain Games: Large-print crosswords, a sudoku and a word search

Your Milestones: Celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, tell the world!

Your Tributes: Remember loved ones with obituary and In Memoriam notices

Ads: Local businesses invite you to see what’s new

It’s your newspaper!

You can be a Contributor, a Correspondent or a Columnist—check out the Your Stories section! Going on a holiday? Send us a postcard! We also encourage a little bragging, so tell us about yourself, your kids or your grandkids: birth announcements, graduations, trophies—we all love good news!


The Team

Jeff has worked in an ice cream factory and two breweries, fought forest fires, served in the RCAF, and played in symphony orchestras. He writes about agriculture in Beef Business and Top Stock magazines, and edited CFB Cold Lake’s weekly newspaper The Courier from 2013 to 2018. He and Sherry have two daughters and two grandsons.
Jeff Gaye
editor and publisher
Nora was raised in the Lakeland and believes it is the one of the most beautiful places there is. She worked at the Bonnyville Nouvelle, as a graphic designer and as the production manager, from 2004 to 2014. She currently works at The Courier at CFB Cold Lake. Home is with husband Ronnie, having raised three daughters and a son, who are now grown with families of their own.
Nora Chachula
design and layout
Sophie, who looks after our numbers and loves spreadsheets, is a French Canadian originally from Montreal. Although she's away from her family, she's at home here in the Lakeland with her husband. She's quite sociable, and enjoys searching for stories in archives.
Sophie Quan
Sophie Quan


The newspaper for seniors (and seniors-to-be)

RESPECT   |   1908 5 Avenue   |   Cold Lake   |   Alberta   |   T9M 1B7   |   780-812-8953   |   office@respectnews.ca

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