Summer has been flying by faster than ever, and that means there's only a limited time for you to enjoy the heat before those brutal Alberta winters are back again. If you ask me, apart from sipping a margarita on a patio, one of the best ways to cool down during the summer is with ice cream.
While Edmonton has no shortage of spots to pick up sweet treats, we highly recommend that you pop into Yelo'd Ice Cream for all your ice cream needs this summer. They're located at 10150A 82 Ave, so you can easily pop in after a day of exploring on Whyte Ave!
Although ice cream is usually served in a cone or cup, Yelo'd is changing the game with their Milky Buns Ice Cream Sandwiches. Essentially, it's soft serve layered between two delicious donuts and topped with sprinkles or other sweet toppings. Sounds pretty sweet, right?!
Apart from the sammies, Yelo'd also serves other treats like Affogato soft serve and these amazing charcoal waffle cones. Not only is their food super tasty - it's also totally Instagrammable!
Yelo'd is open seven days a week, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The last few weeks of summer will fly by before you know it, so make sure to grab an ice cream sammie while you can!
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An Alberta wildfire is burning through Tomahawk, a hamlet just west of Edmonton. At 12:38 a.m. on Friday, May 7, Parkland County issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents between Highway 22 and Range Road 63, and between Township Road 510 and 524.
Everyone is being told to leave their homes immediately and bring their pets.
"This is a very exciting day for Alberta and it arrives right when we need it the most," said Kenney in an emailed press statement. "We are battling an extremely aggressive third wave of COVID-19 and we know that vaccines are our best weapon against it. By opening bookings to everybody over 12 years of age, we are taking a huge step towards stopping the spike and hopefully putting this pandemic behind us for good."
All Albertans who are born in 1991 or before can start booking their vaccinations on Thursday, May 6, with the addition of those born from 2009 to 1992 coming up the following Monday.
Everyone who is eligible can book their mRNA vaccine, which the CDC says are the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, through Alberta Health Service's website, or by calling 811. Vaccination appointments can also be booked through participating local pharmacies, which Albertans can find through Alberta Blue Cross.
On Tuesday, May 4, Premier Jason Kenney announced several new restrictions that will be implemented throughout the coming days, but one of the newest rules announced will include the 10-day shut-down of non-essential Alberta businesses that have a COVID-19 outbreak at their workplace.
For those who will still be going into work after the new measures are put into place and wondering "what is a COVID-19 outbreak in Alberta?" the Alberta Government says it is when there has been "transmission of 3 or more cases" at any workplace except those that are considered essential services.
Other restrictions that Premier Kenney put into place will include the shut-down of any and all services that fall under the personal or wellness umbrellas, like hair and nail salons, for three weeks starting Monday, May 9. This will also include patio dining at restaurants.
All retail services will still be open but will be running at a 10% capacity or with a minimum cap of five people.