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March 17, 2014

Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall celebrated on Friday the opening of its newest drug store at Northgate Centre.

EDMONTON, Alberta — Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall celebrated on Friday the opening of its newest drug store at Northgate Centre.

Attending the grand opening celebration was Paul Chidley, divisional VP of Rexall, Tony Caterina, councillor for the City of Edmonton, and Janice Sarich, MLA for Edmonton-Decore, as well as employees and members of the community. This marks the 24th Rexall location in the city of Edmonton.

March 14, 2013

A plan to significantly reduce generic drug prices in Alberta has drawn criticism from pharmacists in the Canadian province.

EDMONTON, Alberta — A plan to significantly reduce generic drug prices in Alberta has drawn criticism from pharmacists in the Canadian province.

The Alberta Pharmacists' Association said it was "shocked" in response to the provincial government's 2013 budget, which reduces generic drug prices from 35% to 18% of branded drug prices, effective May 1. Over the past two years, prices have been reduced from 75% to 35%, but the RxA said it supported the government in those cases.

December 21, 2012

Walmart Canada announced on Friday a donation of C$100,000 to Food Banks Canada to help local food banks improve access to food and services for those in need.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Walmart Canada announced on Friday a donation of C$100,000 to Food Banks Canada to help local food banks improve access to food and services for those in need. 

Food Banks Canada's HungerCount 2012 shows 882,000 individuals turned to a food bank each month for help this year, and more than 339,000 of those assisted are children.

September 18, 2012

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics determined that 3-out-of-4 critically ill children were found to have vitamin D blood levels below the target considered safe by many experts and medical societies.

 OTTAWA, Canada — A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics determined that 3-out-of-4 critically ill children were found to have vitamin D blood levels below the target considered safe by many experts and medical societies. 

"This is the first study to report on vitamin D levels in a large group of critically ill children," stated Dayre McNally, lead researcher and a clinical researcher and intensivist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

August 8, 2012

The former Cromdale Hotel in Edmonton is being demolished to make way for the construction of a new Shoppers Drug Mart on the property, the Canadian retailer recently announced.

ALBERTA — The former Cromdale Hotel in Edmonton is being demolished to make way for the construction of a new Shoppers Drug Mart on the property, the Canadian retailer recently announced.

The demolition is expected to take just more than a month, and construction of the new store will begin in September.

October 3, 2011

Katz Group Canada on Monday announced the planned retirement Oct. 31 of Warren Jeffery, chief development officer and interim chief merchandising officer.

EDMONTON, Alberta — Katz Group Canada on Monday announced the planned retirement Oct. 31 of Warren Jeffery, chief development officer and interim chief merchandising officer.

“We thank Warren for his contributions and his leadership,” stated Andy Giancamilli, CEO of Katz Group Canada. “Warren has been at the helm of key organizational initiatives that have driven innovation in pharmacy care and improved medication compliance and has set a solid foundation for future organizational growth. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

January 12, 2011

Katz Group Canada is withholding comment on a report in the Edmonton Journal Wednesday that speculated on the potential sale of the Canadian drug store giant.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Katz Group Canada is withholding comment on a report in the Edmonton Journal Wednesday that speculated on the potential sale of the Canadian drug store giant.

“Katz Group does not comment on rumors or speculation,” said company spokeswoman Michelle Lee when asked about the report.