Small Business Profile: Cilantro & Chive

Rieley Kay started Cilantro Catering in 2009, doing functions for family and friends. It was always part of their plan to expand into a restaurant as well as catering. An opportunity in Ponoka sped up this part of the plan exponentially.

The first restaurant was in Ponoka. It opened in February 2012, with 5 employees. But within a couple of years the building was sold and Cilantro and Chive’s lease came to an end. Unable to find another suitable location in Ponoka, December 15 2015 they moved to their current location in Lacombe. In the past, this spot has been a bus depot, a bike shop, a train store, antique shop and a general store. Read More

Prevent Property Crime

Here in Alberta, we’ve seen a significant increase in property crime. It seems like as soon as the warm weather hits we experience a crime wave. Once a big city problem, property crime has come to small town and rural Alberta. Being proactive can save you from the emotional pain and financial loss of having possessions stolen or vandalized. Criminals will always pick the easy target, so don’t be that target: Read More

Our Favourite Canada Day Memories

Canada Day is the day to show your Canadian pride! Our staff at Storage Group Alberta wrote about their ideal or most memorable Canada Day celebrations. Read More

Renting Your First Place

You’ve decided to move out on your own, congratulations on your big step! Life teaches us lessons and some we don’t learn until we move out on our own. Here are a few tips for first time renters to consider. Read More

Top 5 Day Trips Around Medicine Hat

Want to take time away but you’re under a time constraint? Here are a few places you can go for the day or longer that are nice for vacations or a day trip and won’t interfere with that dreadful time limit. Read More

Father’s Day – Top 5 Things to Do for Dad

Are you wondering what to do for Dad for Father’s Day? Take a look at our staff’s Top 5 list of gifts for Dad to get some ideas!

  1. Take him fishing. What’s better than a bucket full of worms and the open water? Don’t forget the sunscreen and bug spray! Visit Alberta’s Best Fishing Hot Spotsfor some of the best fishing spots!
  2. Brunch and Golf. Dad’s got to eat and so do you. Take him to your favourite restaurant for brunch and a round of 18 holes afterwards. Driving range’s are great too! Looking for awesome golf courses visit: Alberta Golf Courses
  3. Celebrate with a BBQ. Light the barbecue and get out your hamburgers & hotdogs! Celebrate Dad with great food and family time. Kick a ball around or play baseball or catch. Here’s a link to a delicious homemade burger recipe The Perfect Burger
  4. Have a night in. Rent a few movies or grab the clicker for Netflix, pop some popcorn and put your feet up! For quick and easy homemade microwave popcorn that doesn’t have all the additives of store bought microwave popcorn follow the link. Brown Bag Microwave Popcorn
  5. Bowling. A great activity for the family or a little one on one time. Rent a lane, lace those shoes and have a great time.

What are your favourite things to do to celebrate your Dad? Let us know in the comments below!