Georgetown website going bilingual

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Screenshot of the Town of Georgetown website

After years of an English only website, the town of Georgetown is launching a completely bilingual online presence to ring in the New Year.

“It’s probably something we should have thought of doing sooner,’’ said Georgetown Mayor Lewis Lavandier. “But the council is glad we are getting on track now.” Georgetown has no shortage of French heritage and surnames, but few in the town use it as their first language.

“We have two official languages in Canada and we are doing what we can to ensure our website offers a comfortable experience for both English and French speaking visitors,’’ said the mayor.

Geographic location: Georgetown, Canada

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  • no thanks
    December 23, 2015 - 07:38

    canada is not 100% bilingual -check out quebec

  • Doug
    December 23, 2015 - 02:29

    @AL: Please compare apples to apples. This article is about a town website not road signs. Also, don't single out Quebec when PEI doesn't have bilingual road signs either. New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province, which is why it is the only one with bilingual road signs. The Champlain Bridge is federally owned. The current one has bilingual signs, and the new one will as well. @I AGREE: Why is it a waste of money? Canada has two official languages.

  • AL
    December 22, 2015 - 19:22

    To bad Quebec wouldn't do the same for visitors from the rest of canada. No bilungual sings along the Trans Canada highway (rt 20) and probably not on their new free Champlain bridge either.

  • I AGREE
    December 22, 2015 - 14:00

    Sure , why not , waste some more money .