December 17th, 2014

A right to safety … and a video contest bonus!

Every person who has a job deserves to be safe at his or her workplace – that’s a pretty basic right. But sometimes young workers (which WorkSafeBC defines as under the age of 25) may not know their rights at work. And even if they know their rights, they may not feel comfortable exercising them.

Young workers who learn about workplace rights and responsibilities, and the risks posed by different kinds of jobs, are more likely to avoid getting injured when they work.

Interestingly, the overall young worker injury rate – that is, the number of young workers injured per 100 working in a year – is slightly lower than the injury rate for workers of all ages. The injury rate for males under 25, however, is much higher than the injury rate for any other workers.

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December 12th, 2014

Gift That Gives

image courtesy: Millionaire Designer Home Lottery

image courtesy: Millionaire Designer Home Lottery

There are only 12 days until Christmas. For those hard to shop for people, you may want to consider adding Millionaire Designer Home Lottery tickets[1] to your holiday list. Individual ticket prices start at $100, but if your loved one is lucky enough to find one in his/her stocking, it really is the gift that gives. Not only will he/she be entered to win some amazing prizes, your recipient is, at the same time, also giving back to people in need through the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.

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December 10th, 2014

Join London Drugs this holiday in support of Food Bank Friday

London Drugs is proud to host City TV Food Bank Friday at the London Drugs location on Granville and Georgia for the third year in a row. On Friday, December 12, from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM customers are encouraged to stop by in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) is a non-profit organization with the intent to help nourish individuals by providing healthy food, education and training. The GVFBS gives support to over 28,000 people every week through 15 food depots and over 100 community agencies throughout the Lower Mainland.

To kick-start the morning, the Sonic FM team will be on-site live with the Kid Carson morning show from 6:00AM to 10:00 AM. Throughout the event, Breakfast Television will be filming live on location and the GVFBS team will be there to give a helping hand as well.

A suggested list of items that can be donated at Food Bank Friday event are as follows:

  • Protein meat/fish/beans
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Whole wheat pasta/rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned Fruit & vegetables
  • 100% Fruit juice
  • Low-sugar cereal
  • Infant food & formula

SonicFM will continue broadcasting live throughout the afternoon until 6:00 PM.

There will be a cash donation box for the Great Vancouver Food Bank Society on site throughout the entire day.



December 4th, 2014

Retro Revival – Throwback gifts back in a big way

Everyday can be #ThrowbackThursday with Great Gifts from London Drugs

What once was old is new again, and younger generations are flocking to items that were once popular for their parents. Vinyl records and instant cameras were hot gifts over the holidays in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and are at the top of wish lists for 2014.

“There are so many amazing products available this holiday season that really are a retro revival, but are completely new to younger generations, and so we’re seeing these items on many wish lists so far this year,” said Shelly Nicholson, Store Manager, London Drugs Oliver Square. “A lot of parents are coming in and looking for instant cameras for their children, and vinyl record players and albums are incredibly popular gifts this year.”

Retro Revival Gift Ideas

retro_1Sony Turntable with USB Output

Play vinyl albums and also convert them into the digital world with the PS-LX300USB USB stereo turntable from Sony. Using the USB connection, you can import all that music into your computer and create MP3 files to store on a PC or bring along with you on your favourite portable player. The supplied Audio Studio software1 makes it easy for you to archive your music from vinyl, optimize the sound, and store it on your PC. The PS-LX300USB USB turntable is also a fully functional turntable that can connect to your current system and playback your classic or current vinyl albums.

 
retro_2RCA Vinyl Record Cleaning Kit
A great stocking stuffer for any audiophile! This kit keeps priceless LP records in tip top shape, ready to play and enjoy. It’s great for removing those annoying fingerprints that build up over time, and easily removes dust and grime with a simple wipe.

 

 

 
retro_3Vinyl Records
London Drugs offers one of the largest collections of vinyl records with hundreds of titles to choose from. From classic albums to current hits, there is something for everyone. Select several albums for someone starting their vinyl collection, or grab a box set for the vinyl enthusiast in your life.

 

 
retro_4Konstruktor Camera Kit
The Konstruktor takes DIY to a whole new level. This camera kit lets you build your very own fully-working 35mm plastic SLR camera from scratch.

The Konstruktor is a perfect gift for someone looking to understand analogue photography to its core. From assembling the camera to shooting with it, this DIY kit is a perfect tool to enrich the analogue experience.

 

retro_5Fuji Instax Mini
Snapping and sharing photos on Facebook and Instagram is great, but instant photos have made a huge comeback in 2014. The Fuji Instax Mini is at the top of many wish lists this holiday season – from children to grandparents. Available in five colours, the Fuji Instax will bring instant fun and excitement as soon as it’s unwrapped on Christmas Day!



December 1st, 2014

Great gifts for the Kitchenista that won’t hide in the pantry

Stylish small appliances are a new trend in home decor, and make great gifts for the chef with style in your life. London Drugs has a superior selection of stylish small appliances that are both functional and decorative in the kitchen.

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Alykhan Velji Designs, Bookstrucker Photography

alykhan_designer“We are finding that more and more, our clients are getting into cooking at home and want to invest in the best appliances for their kitchen renovations, this also goes for table top appliances,” said Alykhan Velji, Principal and Senior Designer of Alykhan Velji Designs. “Everything from mixers to juicers are now coming in great colours and designs and we are finding that these are becoming showcase pieces in kitchens just as much as the built-in appliances.”

FIVE GREAT GIFTS FOR THE CHEF WITH STYLE

toasterCuisinart 2-Slice Countdown Stainless Toaster
The toaster has been a staple item on kitchen counters for generations. Style can also be affordable with this stainless steel 2-Slice Countdown Metal Toaster by Cuisinart. Separate controls defrost waffles before toasting, reheat toast without more browning, and reduce heat on uncut side of bagels to make the perfect holiday breakfast.

mixerKitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Stand Mixer
With 20 colours to choose from, you can customize the stylish and functional KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer to perfectly match your kitchen design or personality. The stand mixer is a designer’s dream and often used as a stunning showpiece sure to turn heads even when not in use.

 

brewerKeurig 2.0 Brewing System
One of the most displayed items on a kitchen counter is a coffee brew system, and this year Keurig is offering several stylish new brew systems that look good and make a good cup o’ joe! New for the Keurig 2.0 is the ability to make a single cup or a carafe. The K500 brewer allows you to brew a 4-cup carafe with the same ease and convenience of brewing a single-serve cup — all at the touch of a button.

The Keurig 2.0 K500 Brewing System includes a Keurig™ Carafe, a 2.0 Water Filter Starter Kit with one filter, and K-Cup® and K-Carafe™ packs to get you started.

sodastreamSodaStream Source Save the environment and cut down on sugar all while featuring the sleek and stylish SodaStream Source the award-winning soda maker that makes water exciting. A great gift idea for the person who is looking for an at-home soda solution. At only pennies a glass, the SodaStream also makes a great addition to any home for holiday entertaining.

 

juice_fountainBreville Juice Fountain – Compact
Juicing continues as one of the biggest health trends as people continue to look for quick and easy access to the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables. Breville’s Nutri Disc and patented juicing system extracts more nutrients than other juicers and transfers less than 1.8°F of heat to protect enzymes and maximize nutrient absorption. This Breville Juice Fountain has all the power of its larger counterparts contained in an attractive, compact design. You’ll be proud to keep this on your kitchen counter between your juicing sessions.



December 1st, 2014

Cyber Monday Deals Now Live

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Shop our one-day deals online or in-store. Plus, we will match any Canadian competitor’s advertised price

There are a variety of ways to shop our Cyber Monday deals today. Order online at LondonDrugs.com and receive free shipping. Or you can choose to pick up your order in-store at any of London Drugs 78 locations in Western Canada within two hours of ordering. Cyber Monday deals are also available for customers in-store. Customers in Metro Vancouver who order before 12pm can take advantage of our new same day shipping service for online purchases.

Online purchases that need to be returned can easily be brought to customer service or sent back directly via Canada Post. In addition, the store will match any Canadian competitor’s advertised price on identical products.

Our Cyber Monday deals include discounts on a selection of cameras, computers, TVs, electronics accessories and toys. These one-day only deals are now live. Visit www.LondonDrugs.com or any store location.



November 27th, 2014

Residents across B.C. are invited to play Santa this year for local seniors

London Drugs partners with the “Home Instead Senior Care” for the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program

This Christmas, many seniors who may live in isolation will get the opportunity to experience some holiday cheer. London Drugs is happy to support the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program put on by “Home Instead Senior Care”. Customers of London Drugs will get the opportunity to play the role of Santa this year by giving Christmas gifts to their local seniors.

As part of their holiday shopping, London Drugs customers can select a “Home Instead Senior Care” resident nametag from the store’s Christmas tree. Each nametag features an item selected by a senior from the community. Trees will be in participating stores until all tags have been collected at the stores or until December 12th. In the spirit of Christmas, Home Instead will deliver presents to the “Home Instead Senior Care” residence to be opened on Christmas morning.

“During the Christmas season, it is important to spread the act of giving and helping each other,” said Darryl Galick, London Drugs store manager in Victoria. “We are happy to support this initiative where seniors from the Home Instead Senior Care program experience a joyful Christmas.”

Participating London Drugs stores for the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program are:

  • London Drugs, 2111 Main Street, Penticton
  • London Drugs, 1950 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna
  • London Drugs, 2151 Louie Drive, Westbank
  • London Drugs 911 Yates St, Victoria
  • London Drugs 3170 Tillicum Rd, Victoria
  • London Drugs 555 Sixth Street, New Westminster
  • London Drugs Coquitlam Centre 2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam

In order to include the family and friends of the seniors, there will also be a corresponding Christmas tree located at the “Home Instead Senior Care” office in each city to ensure visitors to the facility can also participate.



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