Short Version

When tweeting/commenting/messaging on City of Selkirk social media and with the City via any digital medium, be respectful. Communicate in a way that would make your grandparents proud of you.

Longer, more stuffy and bureaucratic, Version

The social media and digital communication platforms used by the City of Selkirk are intended to inform and engage our citizens online, in a space where a reasonable person feels safe to express their thoughts and participate in the community conversation. In addition to having a responsibility to ensure reasonable and appropriate communication with and between citizens, we have an obligation to provide our employees (the folks on the other end of the fiber optic cable), with a safe and respectful workplace.

Therefore we reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to remove messages that contain:

  • violent, obscene, profane, hateful or bigoted posts, links or images.
  • comments that threaten, defame or harass any person or organization.
  • false claims or false information about any organization or person.
  • solicitations, advertisements, or endorsements of any financial, commercial or not-for-profit organizations without prior approval from the city.
  • comments promoting or opposing any person campaigning for election to a political office.
  • comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity or posting of material that violates copyrights or trademarks of others.
  • repetitive posts copied and pasted or duplicated by a single or multiple Users.
  • broadcasting private or identifiable information (especially personally identifiable information) about an individual or organization with the intent of inflicting harm or harassment.
  • deliberate and intentional attempts to demean a person/entity in a way that would make a reasonable person conclude the communication platform is not a safe place to express their ideas or participate in conversation, or fear for their safety or the safety of those around them.

The City of Selkirk also reserves the right to block, ban, or otherwise deny access to any accounts communicating content that we, at our sole discretion, deem a violation of our standards.

As the City’s social media accounts and website are managed by administration staff and not elected officials, questions, comments or other posts that are deemed to be intended for political purposes will not be responded to and may be removed if they also violate our standards.

Questions and requests for information received via social media channels are not deemed to be formal requests. Such requests must be made via standard communication channels where the authenticity of the requester can be confirmed and where the city’s obligations under legislation and regulations can be appropriately observed.

If you have questions or concerns about our Social Media and Digital Communication Standards, you may, respectfully, direct them to [email protected]