It’s coming up to election time, and that means you’ll be seeing a big change here at TranBC.
As of April 11, we’ll be going dark.
Ok, not totally dark, but we will be dimming the lights a bit.
Why? Well, we’re a non-partisan government organization. That means during the election, we can’t say or do anything that could possibly be seen as political advertising.
And it’s not just us. In fact, all government-related advertising, communications, Internet and social media activities will be limited to health and safety of the public and answering questions from the public related to services.
Some background: Tuesday, April 11 marks the start of the provincial election or writ period. As a result, government will be observing Elections BC rules by restricting public communication, including web and social media presence to items which are statutory in nature, necessary for health and safety or related to services that remain available to the public during the writ period.
Also, if anything comes up that involves your safety, you can bet we’ll be posting about it and keeping you informed through the usual channels. And if you have a question for us, we can still respond to you. That’s the good news.
The bad news is we won’t be publishing any new blogs or other such content until there’s a newly elected government.
Fortunately, it won’t be for long. Once the writ is returned, we’ll be back, and we’re already looking forward to sharing our stories with you and keeping you informed about what we’re doing in your community.
Keep in touch, and we look forward to sharing more blogs around the end of May.