Name Change

Hendrick Funeral Home 1990 Ltd. is now England Funeral Home Ltd. Located at 294 Main Street South in Mount Forest, the ownership remains unchanged and owner/operator Bruce England can be reached at (519) 323-2631 or email

New Business

Swackhammer Veterinary Services  is a new mobile vet service specializing in the needs of food producing animals. Rob Swackhammer, D.V.M. can be reached by cell 226-979-7922 (call or text); fax: 519-856-2058 or at the office located at 5547 4th Line of Eramosa, Rockwood . The office number is 519.856.0246. Rob is pleased to offer weekend appointments.

Celebrating 25 Years

ETSM – Ken Lennox and Hugh Broadfoot first started Elora Technical Services in 1985 in a 1,000 square foot shop offering machining and welding services. In 1991, Elora Technical Manufacturing was incorporated in Guelph, offering laser cutting services and manufacturing sheet metal components. In 1995, both operations were moved under one roof in Elora to a 12,000 square foot facility, at the rear of the former Antique Warehouse building on the Elora Road. In 2002, an opportunity arose to acquire a powder coating line and it was a good fit to complement operations at ETSM.

As the business continued to grow a move to the current location in Guelph was necessary, and conveniently across from the company paint facility (Aegis).

President, Ken Lennox has a commitment and dedication to the company that has brought the staff to approximately 45 full time people at both ETSM and the Aegis facility. Many of the long term employees have been retained from the original Elora location.

As proud supporters of the co-operative education program with the Centre Wellington District High School, both the machining supervisor and welding supervisor have been with the company since their inception in the co-op program in high school, and have been employees for 17 and 18 years respectively. ETSM can be reached at 519-827-1500.

New Service

Northern Lights Canada (NLC), in partnership with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, has opened Employment Service Centres in Fergus and Mount Forest.

Located at 380 St. Andrew Street West -Fergus branch and 392 Main St., Unit 7 – Mount Forest branch; NLC provides services that meet the unique needs of individuals, employers, and communities.

Since 1985, NLC has designed, developed, and provided successful employment programs and services in 20 locations across Ontario. Employment programs and services exist to assist job seekers in achieving their employment and training goals and also to help communities predict, prepare for, and adjust to labour market changes.

“Ontarians will now be able to access all the employment services they need in one location,” said John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. “This change is part of our government’s Open Ontario plan, which will better serve clients and give Ontario the most highly skilled and educated workforce in the world.”

NLC’s approach to working with people and organizations is innovative and person-centered. With client satisfaction rates exceeding 99%, NLC’s success hinges on the positive experiences of clients and customers.

Employment Service locations are accessible, meeting the needs of all customers, including those who are mobility impaired, visually impaired, and deaf, deafened or hard of hearing. Visit and for more information or call 1-800-361-4642.


New Location

Dr. Radka Novak and staff are pleased to announce the opening of a new dental office in the spectacular Old Quarry Commons Building: 294 Mill St. East Suite #202. We would also like to introduce to the community our new associate: Dr. Jessica Amos a graduate of the University of Toronto. We will be accepting new patients  to the practice and are offering extended hours of service Monday to Thursday 9-7pm. To book an appointment call (519) 846-9421


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