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Aries (March 21 – April 19) Divine Timing
Pay attention to doors opening and shutting for you right now. Make sure to walk through those that open, and learn from those that close. Know that everything is happening as it should and that certain things must fall into place before others can come to fruition. Have patience, as rushing will result in a lack of foundation.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Music

I always look forward to the new summer drink menu at Island Lake Lodge. Every year it’s new and fresh, and on top of trending cocktails. I managed to get a sneak peak and a taste of a new drink they’ve been working on.

Lavender Lemonade
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1/8 cup dried lavender blossoms
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
6 oz of Spirit Bear Gin

1. Make simple syrup by heating sugar and water in a small saucepan until sugar is dissolved.

Aries (March 21 – April 19) You’ve Got the Power!
Use your abilities to resolve a situation. You are more powerful than you realize regardless of your age, size or education. You’ve got incredible personal power, which you can use to heal yourself, another, or manifest your needs. Let go of blame, focus on solutions, and believe.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Holiday

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Balance
Has your schedule been lopsided lately? Make sure to balance your time between work, play, spirituality, exercise and relationships. There may be many demands on your time, but know balance will help with responsibilities by providing you with the energy you need.

Taurus. (April 20 – May 20) Spiritual Growth

• The kid who voiced Bambi grew up to become the youngest marine drill instructor and served three tours in Vietnam!
• Finland will soon have an Angry Birds theme park!
• Americans, on average, eat 90 acres of pizza every day.
• Michael Phelps' daily diet consists of 12 000 calories.
• A snail can sleep for three years.
• In a curious reversal, Kazakhstan is thanking Borat for increasing tourism almost ten-fold!
• Before 1850, golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers.

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A few months ago I did an article on iPhone tips, and now that iPads are becoming more common than Ikea bookcases I thought it might be time to look at a few tips on using them. While the iPad and iPhone have much in common, there are differences as well.

One of the great things about the iPad is hand gestures. Knowing all the various touches and hand gestures can speed up your iPad usage and virtually eliminate the need to use home button.

- Using four fingers to sweep up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the task bar.

It's that time of year again. This year I'm going through my list of programs and online services that I use regularly. If you call me and say, “Hey, Answer Guy, my computer's slow. What do I do?” This list is where I start. If you're a regular reader of my column then some of these are going to be old news for you. Don't stop looking though as 'go to' programs do change over time.

Hot List
Green thumbs
Patio furniture
Trip Advisor
Summer employment
Skateboarding downtown
EKRDL season opener
Driving range
Stanley Cup

Wapiti NEWS
The sun is shining, festival season is underway across North America and your very own Fernie music festival, Wapiti is about three months away. Have you got your ticket? Don’t wait till the last minute as tickets are in limited numbers this year. or at Midge’s Mags.

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Playfulness
You are ready for the fresh and the new. Something wonderful is on the horizon and you have the right quality of playful innocence and clarity to welcome it with open arms. All fear of death, life, love has disappeared and you live nearly weightless, allowing the ability to fly in the open sky.

Taurus. (April 20 – May 20) Silence


The East Kootenay Roller Derby League has published its season schedule and Fernie’s Avalanche City Roller Girls have been training all winter for this anticipated season. Throw this on the fridge and get your red face paint ready to cheer for Fernie! Still unsure of what Roller Derby is? Well, I don't even know where to start… "Google" it and get into it!

EKRDL Bout Schedule

May 12 Cranbrook Memorial Arena
Fernie vs Kimberly
Invermere vs Cranbrook
June 2 Invermere
Kimberly vs Invermere
Fernie vs Cranbrook
June 23 Marysville