April 10th, 2014

Alberta Floods Watch

As the snow begins to melt and April showers begin to fall, prevention is top of mind in South Calgary after last year’s flooding. While city crews are already on flood alert, homeowners in Calgary can do their part to protect themselves in the event that flooding occurs this season.

The city of Calgary is urging homeowners to clear down spouts and any snow piles around the foundation, to prevent water from gathering as the snow melts. The public is also encouraged to call in to the 311 hotline to report blocked catch basins. Over 4000 calls have already been received.

London Drugs First Calgary (4701 – 130th Avenue. SE)  has FloodSax sandless ‘sandbags’ in stock for those customers in vulnerable areas who are concerned about the possibly of flooding.

 



April 7th, 2014

Book of the Month – April 2014

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This month we are reviewing the book The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

The-Cellist-of-SarajevoThe Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst.
One day a shell lands in a bread line and kills twenty-two people as the cellist watches from a window in his flat. He vows to sit in the hollow where the mortar fell and play Albinoni’s Adagio once a day for each of the twenty-two victims. The Adagio had been re-created from a fragment after the only extant score was firebombed in the Dresden Music Library, but the fact that it had been rebuilt by a different composer into something new and worthwhile gives the cellist hope.
Meanwhile, Kenan steels himself for his weekly walk through the dangerous streets to collect water for his family on the other side of town, and Dragan, a man Kenan doesn’t know, tries to make his way towards the source of the free meal he knows is waiting. Both men are almost paralyzed with fear, uncertain when the next shot will land on the bridges or streets they must cross, unwilling to talk to their old friends of what life was once like before divisions were unleashed on their city. Then there is “Arrow,” the pseudonymous name of a gifted female sniper, who is asked to protect the cellist from a hidden shooter who is out to kill him as he plays his memorial to the victims.
In this beautiful and unforgettable novel, Steven Galloway has taken an extraordinary, imaginative leap to create a story that speaks powerfully to the dignity and generosity of the human spirit under extraordinary duress.

Reviews
“The Cellist of Sarajevo was a great read.  The author paints a beautiful picture of hope within an environment filled with extreme fear and desperate times.  I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great read. ” – Review by Shelley

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.

The Cellist of Sarajevo is available at London Drugs along with many other great titles.

 



April 4th, 2014

Wynne Powell Tribute Dinner Raises $206,000 for BCIT Foundation

B.C. business leader and PHSA Chair honored for entrepreneurship and commitment to province

LD_20140402_816April 3, 2014, Vancouver B.C. – Last night at the Hotel Vancouver, in a room full of more than 700 guests from across North America, $206,000 was raised for the BCIT Foundation as a tribute to Wynne Powell and his distinguished business career and leadership in British Columbia.

Wynne Powell retired as president and CEO of London Drugs on February 23, 2014. His 30 years with London Drugs shaped the evolution of one of B.C.’s largest and most respected entities. And as Premier Christy Clark stated in her message presented in the aptly named ‘British Columbia’ room of the hotel, Wynne’s contributions to the province extend far beyond the running of one of its most successful companies.

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April 1st, 2014

London Drugs aims to double recycling during earth month

Retailer applauds everyday green heroes who helped keep over 10 million pounds of waste out of landfills in the last year

VANCOUVER, B.C. – London Drugs today announced aggressive recycling goals for Earth Month aiming to double the amount of materials recycled in stores over April last year.

“More than 52,000 kilograms of waste including electronics, Styrofoam, cardboard and other materials were recycled in stores last April. This year we hope to see a 100 percent increase,” says Maury McCausland, Administrator of Retail Operations and Sustainability for London Drugs.

With many Canadians taking part in spring cleaning during the month of April it is a perfect opportunity for customers to collect their old electronics, light bulbs, batteries, cell phones and other recyclable items and drop them off at any London Drugs location.

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March 14th, 2014

BakerStone Pizza Oven Box

BakerStone’s Pizza Oven is a fully portable device that simply sits on a backyard grill. Nothing to fuel, plug in or attach. Simply place on your grill, set the burners to HI and preheat for around 20 minutes. Once the needle reaches the desired temperature, you’re ready to bake. Easy to read icons display the temperature range for oven style baking and extreme wood-fired temperatures. Now Available at London Drugs.

L8038499_01BakerStone began with a love of pizza, and it’s that same love & passion that has been integral to the development of the Pizza Oven Box. Bake Pizzeria quality pizzas in 2 to 4 minutes in your own back yard; change cooking into an engaging, delicious & exciting social event. Creating your Pizza Masterpiece is fun – sharing it with others Brings the Party to Life. Check out the video to see it in action.

Why is the Pizza Oven Box better than a pizza stone?

A pizza stone will cook the bottom of a pizza while leaving the top undercooked. The Pizza Oven Box puts the power of a wood fired pizza oven into your own back yard, enabling you to uniformly bake pizzeria quality pizzas in less time than a pizza stone.

pizza2Is the Pizza Oven Box only for baking pizzas?

Definitely not. Perfectly seared meats, roasted vegetables, wonderfully baked casseroles, and deliciously baked breads & sweet treats are all part of the magic of the Pizza Oven Box

What is the cost of preparing a pizza in the Pizza Oven Box?

Incredibly, depending upon your choice of toppings, a medium-sized pizza (12” to 13”) can be made for as little as a few dollars

What is the defining feature of the Pizza Oven Box?

The Pizza Oven Box changes the way that we view outdoor cooking. Cooking becomes a social event. Individualizing your Pizza Masterpiece is fun; sharing it with others brings the party to life! What other wholesome, engaging, gourmet food experience is ready in minutes?

BakerStone’s Pizza Oven is available London Drugs.



March 13th, 2014

“Juice Like Joe Cross” – Reboot with Joe, Juice Diet

RWJ-US-CoverYou’ve seen Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. Now you’re ready to do what Joe did. Here’s how to get started and on your way to weight loss and health!

First, let’s break it down for you…

What is a Reboot?

A period of time where you commit to drinking and eating only fruits and vegetables, herbal teas and water in order to regain or sustain your vitality, lose weight and kick-start healthy habits that recharge your body and get your diet back in alignment for optimal wellness.

 

Eating? Joe only drank juice, he didn’t eat?

Yes, Joe drank juice for 60 days but then he followed those 60 days with three months of eating and drinking fruits and vegetables. Sixty days is extreme but Joe was in an extreme situation. You do not need to juice-only for 60 days or even only juice to benefit from a Reboot.

During a Reboot, you’ll commit to consuming only fruit and vegetable juices for a period of time. 3 days, 5 days, 15 days, 30 days? It’s your choice! The goal is to help you break a cycle of an unhealthy lifestyle and simply enhance the quality of your diet by increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables.

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March 1st, 2014

Book of the Month – March 2014

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This month we are reviewing the book Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Tell-the-Wolves-I'm-HomeTell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
1987. The only person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus is her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can be herself only in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life. At the funeral, June notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail containing a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and that this unexpected friend just might be the one she needs the most.

Reviews
“Tell the Wolves I’m Home is the first book written by author Carol Rifka Brunt.  It tells the story of 14 year old June who is dealing with the death of her adored uncle Finn.  Through a friendship she develops with Toby, her uncle’s “special friend” she discovers things about herself, her uncle, the rest of her family, and what true friendship is all about.  This book covers a wide range of emotions from grief, to love, to distrust , to caring , to name just a few.  It will open your eyes to see both strangers and people you know, in a different way.” – 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.

Tell the Wolves I’m Home is available at London Drugs along with many other great titles.

 



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