Our thoughts are with everyone in Fort McMurray and surrounding area during this very difficult time. We are currently assembling essential supplies and staff to support evacuees in and around the area. In addition, donations to the Canadian Red Cross can be made online at www.londondrugs.com or at any London Drugs location.
We also understand that many people were required to leave their homes without important personal health information, prescriptions, or health aid items and may be requiring temporary emergency pharmacy services.
Please know our pharmacists are here to help in the following ways:
look up past medical history, contact your insurance provider and fulfill an early refill of your prescription(s)
access your Alberta Health Care number so you are able to visit a doctor if needed
adapt or prescribe prescription medication
You do not have to be a current patient of London Drugs to access essential health care services and medications.
For individuals with major health concerns requiring emergency health prescriptions, please contact London Drugs’ emergency health information line at 1-844-782-0051.
In an effort to help evacuees keep connected to your loved ones, or access important information, all stores in the Capital Region and Grande Prairie are set up with complimentary charging stations. Please feel free to visit any location in these areas to charge your mobile device or computer to keep connected.
LONDON DRUGS LOCATIONS CLOSEST TO NORTHLANDS/EDMONTON EXPO EVACUEE CENTRE:
London Drugs North Town Centre 9450 137th Ave. N.W. Edmonton, Alberta T5E 6C2 Pharmacy: (780) 478-6654
London Drugs Oliver Square 11704 – 104th Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2T6 Pharmacy: (780) 488-2600
To find another location, please visit: www.London Drugs/locations or call us toll free at: 1-844-782-0051 for emergency pharmacist assistance.
May the 4th is here! It’s that special time of year where we all gather together to celebrate Star Wars! It’s a big year for Star Wars fans, with the release of The Force Awakens and the upcoming Rogue One. Needless to say, it’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan! Let’s take a closer look at some cool stuff we’ve got in-store to help with the celebration of your favourite franchise.
Do you love BB-8? Of course you do, how could you not? Now you can bring home your own BB-8! This smartphone-controlled droid can explore the galaxy with you for as long as an hour on a single charge. Control him directly or let him explore on his own. BB-8 evolves as you play and will even learn your voice and perk up when you speak to him! You can also make recordings from his point of view and play them back.
In case it’s not clear yet, this is the droid you’ve been looking for! Just check out this video of him in action if you don’t believe us:
The Sphero BB-8 is available in our electronics department. Order yours today!
Join the dark side and go on the hunt for Jedi. This is the weapon of the Inquisitors, the villains from the ongoing animated series Star Wars Rebels! Fight with a dual-bladed saber, or one long saber, plus there is a detachable force disc you can throw at your enemies!
The Inquisitor Blade is available by special order.
Take your place in the greatest battles in the Star Wars universe! Fight with the rebels or the empire and take your place as a hero of Hoth or Endor! You can also pick up the special edition and add Han Solo’s blaster to your arsenal!
Star Wars Battlefront is available for Windows, XBOX One, and PlayStation 4.
Join the dark side with this limited edition HP laptop. Featuring a 15 inch high definition screen, backlit keyboard, Intel Core i5 CPU, 8 GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, this machine is no slouch in the power department ,but more importantly, the design is inspired by the dark side! It also comes pre-loaded with an extensive library of Star Wars content.
With summer approaching, we couldn’t wait to pick our favourite books (hello beach reads!). We’ve chosen memoirs, non-fiction books, and novels that will make you laugh, cry, and want to be a better version of yourself. Don’t forget – summer reading is best served poolside, with a cold iced tea.
Since the publication of Mindy Kaling’s last book (which reminisced on her early years as a comedian as well as her time writing for The Office), Kaling has led The Mindy Project through four seasons. She’s also become a household name for her success as a writer, actor, and showrunner.Her charming and self-deprecating narrative reflects on her career success, but also looks, optimistically, to her future.
The author of the best-selling Eat, Pray, Love is back with a book all about creativity. Gilbert shares stories about fostering creativity, and reflects on her career as a paid author – a rarity in the grand scheme of creative work, she says. By the end, the reader will be inspired to cherish and encourage his or her relationship with creativity.
If you loved the movie, then you absolutely need to read Colm Toibin’s novel about a woman’s emigration to America. (And if you haven’t seen the film, read the book, then watch it!). Eilis Lacey is unable to find work in post-war Ireland and leaves her mother and sister behind to start fresh in New York City. Through her journeys across the Atlantic Ocean, she learns that “home” is subjective, but love is not.
The creator of primetime television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal has written her first book – Year of Yes. The self-help memoir chronicles Rhimes’s year of saying yes to everything – yes to talk shows, yes to playing with her children, and yes to going out with friends. In the process, she finds health, happiness, work-life balance, and a stronger sense of self – and inspires the reader to do the same.
If you have anything but a perfect family, you will find The Nest chillingly relatable.Set on New York’s prosperous Upper East Side,the debut novel features family drama with a side of improbable romance. Called “more addicting than anything on Netflix,”the ironic, humourous wit of The Nest will keep your book club thoroughly entertained – and will remind you to be grateful for your own family drama.
In Canada, we can be a little self-important when it comes to our stunning natural scenery. But really, who can blame us? We’ve got some spectacular land & seascapes. Here’s a self-indulgent list of Canadian beauty, just for fun.
Anywhere from SPF 15 – 60 is what you want, but usually SPF 30 is the sweet spot. Watch for terms like broad spectrum, UVA, and UVB to ensure the best protection from the sun. Further, the amount of sunscreen you apply is also important. A full body application of sunscreen requires 1.5 oz of sunscreen. If you’re just applying to your face, you need about a teaspoon of sunscreen. Last, don’t forget to reapply – every 2 hours, and more often if you’re sweating or swimming.
La Roche-Posay offers a nice lotion formula sunscreen, plus an after-sun lotion for those days when you get a little crispy. Spray sunscreens, like the Vichy Soleil Invisible Hydrating Mist, are also an option. Amanda recommends spraying your body, waiting for it to dry, and spraying again. Also, for the face, remember to spray it into your hands and then apply to your face. Lastly, Clarins UV 50 Multi-Protection Sunscreen is SPF 50 and it’s so lightweight, it can be worn under a full face of makeup. It’s also a great option for men with short or thinning hair – it’ll keep their scalp protected throughout the day.
At London Drugs, we strive to do business responsibly. The four pillars of our sustainability strategy aim to improve: waste reduction, energy & operations, upstream buying, and education. Since 2008, our in-store recycling initiatives have prevented tonnes of garbage from reaching landfills. April, of course, is Earth Month—Earth Day falls on the 22nd—so we’ve collected for you a clutch of our favourite sustainability tips and tricks. Enjoy!
Small changes make a big impact in conserving energy in your home. (Oh, and energy costs money.) These 7 tips offer habits that you can build into your daily life without too much hassle, all while benefitting the environment.
Take shorter showers.
Turn water off when shaving, washing hands, and brushing teeth.
Unplug unused appliances and electronics.
Hang dry laundry.
Add a dry towel to your dryer for quicker laundry.
Use smaller appliances when possible, like microwaves, slow cookers, and toaster ovens.
So you took the plunge and splurged on a high-efficiency front-load washing machine. Not only are they quieter and quicker than typical washers, they also use less water and less energy. Here are some tips from BC Hydro about how to maximize your machine’s potential.
Always use high-efficiency detergent, and use the minimum amount. It’s concentrated and produces fewer suds, which will help you avoid potentially costly problems due to soap build-up in the drum of your machine. Look for the “he” symbol on your favourite brands of detergent.
Consider a pre-soak for smelly sports gear. Do a cool-water pre-rinse within 20 minutes after a workout. And never leave that stuff in the hockey bag or gym bag overnight.
Load a full washer. You’re running the machine anyways, so use that water and energy to clean a full load.
Kick off spring cleaning by going through your medicine cabinet. Have unused prescriptions? Don’t toss them in the trash or the toilet! Bring them to a London Drugs pharmacy for safe disposal.
Trashed and flushed medications are dangerous. They permeate the water table, and can make their way into drinking water and the food chain. Why? Because our present-day waste treatment systems are unable to filter out the complex chemicals of today’s medicines. Contaminated water enters to the environment and negatively affects aquatic organisms, fish, and even bigger animals, like us.
Do the responsible thing. Return expired medications to your pharmacy. We safely incinerate them, and you get a karma boost in the process.
Recycling, while important, can be a pesky task. However, if you can drop off your items and shop for household needs at once, it makes the process a bit better! That’s why we offer in-store recycling centres – to make your day easier.
Recycle the following items at your neighbourhood London Drugs:
Electrical and Electronic goods (TVs, VCRs, computers, monitors, printers etc)
Small Appliances (purchased at London Drugs)
Styrofoam, plastic and cardboard packaging from our products
Cell phones, PDA and rechargeable batteries
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs) and fluorescent light tubes up to 4-foot lengths