Sixty-three people joined in the Turtle Walk in Haliburton on Saturday June 2 which started at the high school. Although money is still coming in organizer Leora Berman said so far all of the walks together raised nearly $7000. Donations can still be made to until July 1. Money is being divided between the turtle trauma centre and the creation of tunnels that allow turtles to cross under roadways avoiding being hit by passing cars. /DAVID ZILSTRA Staff

Walkers Home Hardware Appliance Center opens 

An appliance is wheeled out to a vehicle during the Walkers Home Hardware Appliance Center grand opening weekend event on Friday Aug. 17 in Haliburton. There were discounted items draw prizes and free food and refreshments during the weekend. Located on County Road 21 the appliance centre boasts close to 3000 square feet of space offering customers a range of appliances and furniture. Currently under construction the other new Home Hardware location on County Road 21 is targeted for a March 1 opening and is close to double the size of its downtown location at 15000 square feet. Walkers plans on expanding the offering of its current brands and adding others such as Canadian made CanadaDocks which is being sold at the appliance centre.