So today there’s a big storm. How are city services affected? A quick check of the City of Fredericton’s website shows: NOTHING. That’s right, the so called “smart city” isn’t smart enough to do a simple web site update when there’s a storm. At a minimum people need to know:

  • Is transit running?
  • Are any roads closed?
  • Are city run sports facilities open?

The only option that’s available online is the radio station’s web site which is out of date and updated sporadically. Of course you can always just listen to the radio, but then you have to sit there listening to 3 craptastic remakes of classic Christmas tunes before you get a live DJ who will tell you that you have to wait until the next news broadcast for the latest list of cancellations.