August 22nd, 2014

Canadian Students are Massively Mobile

Canadian Students in a Wired World

Canadian Students in a Wired World
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More students now access the web through mobile devices than desktops, 59% own their own mobile phones.

Back to school means more data, more talking, and more texting, as a record number of students are taking their mobile devices with them into the classroom. Mobile devices among students have become commonplace in Canadian schools, with 59% of students owning their own mobile phone as of 2013, according to a MediaSmarts study.

While it’s not surprising that 90% of older high school students have their own device, it is becoming more customary for younger students to carry their own mobile devices as well; in fact, 1 in 4 students between the ages of 9 and 10 now have their own mobile device. Even in Grade 5, more students now access the Internet through a tablet or laptop than through a desktop computer.

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August 15th, 2014

London Drugs Offers Operation Family Identification Packages across Alberta

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The London Drugs OFI volunteers with backpacks full of items donated in support of Zebra Child Protection Centre in Edmonton AB.

London Drugs will be offering free Operation Family Identification (OFIs) packages at various stores across Alberta during August and September.

Families are invited to bring their children to the following locations for a fun-filled day of activities, and to receive their complimentary OFI package.

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August 15th, 2014

Back to Dorm Check List

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August 13th, 2014

Swirlio Frozen Dessert Maker

Big Boss Swirlio Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker Review

My youngest is banana obsessed. He loves them frozen, fresh, in desserts, you name it. While I like bananas, I prefer them in smoothies or recipes instead of alone. There is something with the texture of fresh bananas that has never been appealing to me. However, they are great in desserts and I love them in my morning smoothies. Since there is such a love of frozen bananas in my household I was excited when I was approached to give my review of the new Big Boss Swirlio Frozen Fruit and Dessert Maker. READ MORE



August 13th, 2014

Pokémon XY Furious Fists is here!

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They’re here! The latest edition to the Pokémon Trading Card franchise is available now at all London Drugs locations.

Not only do we have a great deal on the blind packs, we’re also offering a deal on the starter decks as well. Until the end of August 2014, you can get a free package of select Nestle chocolates to go with your purchase of the starter decks. That’s a $5.49 value on a great deal of $14.99 on the starter decks.

So what are you waiting for? Get yours now.

Learn more about Pokémon here

Learn to play Pokémon Trading Card Game Tutorial



August 12th, 2014

Book of the Month – August 2014

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This month we are reviewing A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

A-Hundred-SummersA Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
Lily Dane has returned to Seaview, Rhode Island, where her family has summered for generations. It’s an escape not only from New York’s social scene but from a heartbreak that still haunts her. Here, among the seaside community that has embraced her since childhood, she finds comfort in the familiar rituals of summer.

But this summer is different. Budgie and Nick Greenwald – Lily’s former best friend and former fiancé – have arrived, too, and Seaview’s elite are abuzz. Under Budgie’s glamorous influence, Lily is seduced into a complicated web of renewed friendship and dangerous longing.

As a cataclysmic hurricane churns north through the Atlantic, and uneasy secrets slowly reveal themselves, Lily and Nick must confront an emotional storm that will change their world’s forever…

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August 7th, 2014

August 12th is Vinyl Record Day!

Vinyl-Record-Day Do you have plans for August 12th, 2014? If you don’t stop by your local London Drugs and join in the activities as we celebrate Vinyl Record Day!
Wondering what Vinyl Record Day is?  The folks at www.vinylrecordday.com said it best:

“No less important to the purpose of preservation is the goal to establish a national day to enjoy our favorite music. Perhaps most important of all, Vinyl Record Day is to not lose touch with what is individual to us, yet is shared by millions worldwide; the ability for music to remind us that regardless of national news, or personal daily challenges, we attach fond memories to our music, nothing else connects us to friends, family, and special times as the songs of our personal soundtrack. Vinyl Record Day is August 12; the day Edison invented the phonograph in 1877. “

They are considered precious treasure to many collectors when they are awarded gold or platinum status, but they aren’t your typical treasure. However, vinyl records are as close to gold for many audiophiles who love to hunt down their favourite titles. READ MORE



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