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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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Sometimes there is no greater pleasure in life than to enjoy a tasty, well-cooked steak. St Albert has some amazing places where you can go to sink your teeth into a nice, juicy steak. Soups and salads are nice and all, but when you need some red meat there is no substitute. A good steak can cap off the workweek in a way nothing else can, not to mention that a steak is a perfect way to celebrate a big occasion. So the next time you need a good, thick, juicy steak, head to one of these fine establishments that represent the best in St. Albert steak houses.

Campbell's is a Local Treasure

Campbell's is great if you want to visit a truly local place and get a good taste for St. Albert. They are known for their hearty servings, and have great steaks…

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The following post was contributed by reader, Emma Lear.

When searching for a new home, buyers often spend months sifting through real estate listings to find the perfect fit. But most people focus primarily on the house rather than the neighbourhood. This is a common mistake that can easily turn a beautiful home into a nightmare.

A wonderful home is only one part of the equation that leads to a satisfying lifestyle. There are a number of other important considerations including schools, amenities, and neighbours among other factors. Regardless of whether this is a short-term move or not, if you are in the wrong neighbourhood, a short stay can feel like an eternity.

Never Make Assumptions

It is common for people to select neighbourhoods that…

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The St. Albert Father's Day Soapbox Derby is an annual tradition in St Albert that brings together families for a fun filled day of traditional soapbox racing. It's an awesome way to create memories and bond with dad, and gives a healthy dose of competition for teams to look forward to. Hundreds of families love participating in this event every year. Read this handy guide to learn more about the event and how you can play a part in it this year.

What is the Soapbox Derby?

The St Albert Father's Day Soapbox Derby is a derby for fathers and their children to race "Go-Kit" cars. It will take place this year on June 17, 2014. By using all of the parts in the kit, teams start the race at an equal level playing field, which makes the race entertaining…

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Whether you're a visitor or a resident of St Albert, Alberta, you'll immediately realize the many opportunities and benefits this city has to offer. With a history that dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, St Albert is full of historic and beautiful architecture, and offers many opportunities to enjoy great art and culture. Here are the five best places to see some of the amazing art St Albert has to offer.

The Art Gallery of St Albert

Situated at the historic Banque d'Hochelaga building, the Art Gallery of St Albert offers many exhibitions and art-related events to the community, as well as educational opportunities for the children of St Albert. The heritage building itself is a work of art in its own right, and was first built in 1920; it is…

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Summer is a season for all sorts of outdoor events. This year, plenty of such events are taking place across the Edmonton area in the form of 10K and marathon races. If you're a runner in the city looking to put yourself to the test, you may want to look into some of the different races that are coming up. Here are just a few that you won't want to miss.

Challenge and Fun Competing in the Leading Edge RunWild Marathon

Taking place this May 4 in St. Albert, just outside of Edmonton, is the fourth Leading Edge RunWild Marathon; it promises to be as competitive and enjoyable as ever for all participants. About 2000 runners are expected to hit the pavement in St. Albert this time around to participate in the event's full marathon, half marathon, 10K,…

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The Kinsmen Club of St Albert have been running the Rainmaker Rodeo ever since 1965. Over the decades, it has grown into an event that attracts thousands of people from Edmonton and the surrounding area. The 2014 Rainmaker Rodeo and Exhibition takes place from May 23 to May 25 and promises to draw over 25,000 people during the weekend festivities. Here are five reasons everyone should be excited for this year’s event.

1. The Largest Semi-Professional Rodeo in the Province

As the biggest semi-professional rodeo in Alberta, Rainmaker Rodeo draws top competitive talent from the province and elsewhere. During the weekend, they compete in a variety of events, including bull riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, ladies barrel racing, bareback…

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