The Fresh Prince Over There

Now, this is the story all about how
the town’s website got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there
I’ll tell you how we were never visited by the prince over there…

Prince Andrew’s visit to Ontario last month included dedicating a sign for Aurora’s Queen Diamond Jubilee Park.

He did it without ever setting foot in said park.

In fact Prince Andrew never set foot in Aurora during his visit as the festivities that took place on June 5th were held outside town at Oakview Terrace:

This was confirmed by this Auroran article here:

The now dedicated plaque was later “unveiled” onsite on June 17 as covered in this Crap’dAurora piece here:

If you weren’t paying attention and simply visited the town’s website last week you may have been led to believe that the Prince actually visited the park as this was what was posted to the landing page of the site:

Notice the copy that reads “Prince Andrew visits Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Park”.


When brought to the attention of a councilor it was corrected and now reads:
“Prince Andrew unveils Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Park Plaque”

​The town’s communications department employs multiple staff and justifies a $600,000/yr budget as providing us with such a high level of service

The roll-out of the town’s new website, which supposedly services 40,000 monthly visitors, was unprofessional and displaced volumes of content with no transitional phase or consultation with residents.

I can’t help but wonder what good a “bold graphic interface, streamlined navigation and powerful search capability” if the content the town is content in communicating are bold faced lies?


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