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Zellers closes pharmacy business

The Zellers Pharmacy locations at Metropolis at Metrotown and Brentwood Town Centre have closed.

The Zellers Pharmacy locations at Metropolis at Metrotown and Brentwood Town Centre have closed.

According to a letter sent to customers from David Pickwoad, vicepresident of Zellers Drug Stores, prescription and patient records from the Brentwood location were transferred to the Save-On Foods Pharmacy at Madison Centre, 4399 Lougheed Hwy.

Records from the Metrotown Zellers Pharmacy were transferred to the Save-On Foods at Metropolis at Metrotown, according to a message on the pharmacy's voicemail.

The Zellers Pharmacy business, based in Ontario, has been closed by the company.

A group of Zellers pharmacists in Ontario tried to block the sale of patient records to other retailers, according to multiple media reports, but the Ontario Supreme Court rejected the injunction application at the end of April.

The Zellers locations at Brentwood and Metrotown are two of the more than 100 stores being taken over by Target Canada and turned into Target locations starting in 2013.

Zellers store closing sales have started at various locations in Canada, though none in the Lower Mainland.


For those looking for tasty French food in the city but unable to make it to Chez Meme Baguette Bistro during the day, there's good news.

The Heights restaurant at 4016 Hastings St. now has evening hours, Tuesday to Saturday, from 5: 30 to 9 p.m.

Chez Meme opened for its first evening on May 15. The dinner menu included a variety of parmentiers - French shepherd's pies - as well as other items.

The restaurant is also open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Samsung Electronics Canada is opening its first retail store location in Canada at Metropolis at Metrotown.

Samsung made the announcement in a press release on Thursday.

"Samsung is excited to bring a new level of retail experience to Canadians," said James Politeski, president of Samsung Electronics Canada, in the release. "Our vision is to provide an immersive space where consumers can interact with our products in totally new ways and enjoy unprecedented service levels."

The store is slated to open this summer.


The Better Business Bureau of B.C. is warning young people to be wary of "too good to be true" job opportunities this summer.

The bureau issued a press release of its top 10 job scam tip-offs, to prepare high school and college students as they begin looking for summer work.

The tip-offs are: employers who offer big bucks for simple tasks; requests for upfront payments for business opportunities; employers who ask applicants to wire money; and pressure to take an unsolicited job or make a business investment immediately.

Others include job offers without an interview, or without first meeting the applicant; a refusal to provide full details about the job in writing; missing or suspicious professional references for the business; missing contact information, or information that doesn't make sense; requirements to buy merchandise, equipment or information to get started; and a bad rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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