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 City of Selkirk uses social media and digital communication platforms to inform and engage citizens online. The City aims to foster a safe environment for open dialogue and community engagement. Our commitment is to foster effective communication among citizens and ensure a safe, respectful workplace for our employees.

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.

Administration staff manage the City’s social media accounts and website, not the elected officials. Administration staff will not respond to any questions, comments, or other posts that we consider to be for political purposes, and we may remove them if they violate our standards as well.

Questions and requests for information received via social media channels are not deemed to be formal requests. Requests must be submitted through official channels to verify the requester’s authenticity and ensure compliance with legal and regulatory obligations.

If you have questions or concerns about our Social Media and Digital Communication Standards, you may, respectfully, ask them at our CitizenSupport page.