Canada has a new anti spam law that requires businesses and organizations to now have permission from anyone who receives their emails, whether they are newsletters or bits pointing something out that may be of interest to members.
Though we (SDA) are classified as a "non profit" organization, we still have to have express permission from members for us to continue sending these emails. The blog posts coming to your inbox may not be covered under this law, as the answers and regulations on the official government site do not address this issue, BUT as a safety measure, all members will be emailed in the next few weeks, asking for express permission.
When you receive the email asking for your permission, you MUST answer with either "subscribe" or "unsubscribe"--implied consent is not acceptable anymore. If you do not, you will be removed from the list, regardless of you wanting or not to have these sent to you.
Please spread the word as well, as some members neither respond to emails sent, nor are correctly listed in the SDA database (outdated email addresses). You can send me an email with the appropriate response also to arlee dot ar at gmail dot com. Please put "Subscribe to SDA (Alberta)" or "Unsubscribe from SDA(Alberta)" in the subject header and your full name in the body of the email. I will then apprise the pertinent "officers" and representatives of this acknowledgement. This permission will cover blog posts arriving in your email box, and the occasional information we may send out that is not on the blog.
This is also a good time for you all to make sure that your email address IS current and correct. Bounced member emails will also be removed, which may mean you get no communications from us at all, even if you want them.
NOTE: Responding here in the comments section on the blog does not constitute permission.