Sometimes you just have to treat yourself. When you're in the mood for something sweet, a chocolate bar from the corner store doesn't always do the trick. The good news is that you can visit these specialty confectioner and ice cream shops in St. Albert and get yourself and the family a fun sugary treat that is guaranteed to satisfy any craving.

Marble Slab Creamery: Ice Cream and Toppings Made to Order

The Marble Slab has become an ice cream hot spot. In the summer you may have to line up before getting to place your order, but it's always well worth the wait. Using their unique chilled mixing surface, these ice cream artists will mix your favourite flavour of ice cream with toppings you pick yourself for a treat that's just perfect for you. With…

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For first-time homebuyers, applying for a mortgage can be a confusing and overwhelming experience, with many new terms and concepts to learn and understand. Even for previous homeowners, applying for a new mortgage when you've been out of the 'mortgage world' for a while can be a learning curve, and it's largely in part to the mortgage terms and mortgage 'lingo' used in the industry but nowhere else. Here's your five minute guide to understanding the most popular mortgage terms so that you can become fluent in speaking 'mortgage-ese.'

Lingo For Getting Approved

"Loan-to-value ratio" is a term that will certainly come up once or twice during your mortgage application, which in writing is expressed as a percentage, and in real life represents the…

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When you're living in the fast lane putting in extra hours and burning the midnight oil, you still need to find ways to stay fit and healthy. When duty calls and forces you to work late night after night, it's even more important that you find an outlet for all of your excess energy. Exercise is an excellent stress reliever, and as any 'gym rat' knows, there's nothing like sweating it out while pumping iron. If your schedule doesn't allow you to work out during the day, you'll be pleased to know that the Edmonton area has several 24 hour fitness facilities that will welcome you at any hour of the night.

Snap Fitness

It's a snap to stay fit when you join Snap Fitness, regardless of what time you walk in the door. Located downtown on 109th Street, and…

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