January 5th, 2015

New Year, New You For 2015

new-year-health-2015FIVE ACHIEVEABLE HEALTH GOALS WITH YOUR PHARMACIST’S AID

If you started your New Year with phrases such as “this year I’m going to change my diet”, “this year I’m getting physically active” or “I’m going to eat healthy in 2015” it’s time to make those goals a reality. The first step to achieving a New You in the New Year is to set realistic goals and remain accountable by seeking out a support system. Pharmacists are part of your health care team and can provide you with that support. London Drugs pharmacists have recognized five recurring goals set by patients. Those goals are commonly to get active, take vitamins and supplements, quit smoking, eat healthier and drink more water. To achieve your health goals visit your London Drugs pharmacist and discuss how you can find your New You.

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January 2nd, 2015

Book of the Month – January 2015

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UnbrokenUnbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The inspiring true story of a man who lived through a series of catastrophes almost too incredible to be believed. In evocative, immediate descriptions, Hillenbrand unfurls the story of Louie Zamperini – a juvenile delinquent-turned-Olympic runner-turned-Army hero. During a routine search mission over the Pacific, Louie’s plane crashed into the ocean, and what happened to him over the next three years of his life is a story that will keep you glued to the pages, eagerly awaiting the next turn in the story and fearing it at the same time. You’ll cheer for the man who somehow maintained his selfhood and humanity despite the monumental degradations he suffered, and you’ll want to share this book with everyone you know.

Reviews
“Unbroken is an amazing story of a person’s ability to not only survive incredible hardships but to go on and thrive. It’s definitely not a story for the faint of heart as the story of Louis’ treatment during the 2nd World War is very harsh, but if you can get past that it’s an inspirational book that can give one insight into living through very difficult circumstances and the power of forgiveness.” – Review by Carolynn

Book of the Month
Every month we will be featuring a new book to be showcased in our Book of the Month. Staff members and friends will be reading the book and posting their reviews. We’d love to hear what you thought of these books as well. Post your comments and let us know.

Unbroken is available at London Drugs along with many other great titles and is on sale for the month of January.



December 23rd, 2014

London Drugs spreads Christmas Cheer

This holiday season London Drugs spread Christmas Cheer to organizations and groups across Western Canada.



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!



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