The online Starbucks Store is closing on Sunday, October 1, 2017, so, Starbucks Store has a closing sale where you can save up to 50% merchandise and brewing. In addition to coffee, tea and cocoa, Starbucks Store sells drink ware, brewing equipment, and sauces and syrups.
Starbucks Store offer is valid online only. While supplies last. No code is required. Offer ends October 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST.
As an added bonus, Starbucks Store is offering free shipping on $75+ orders.
Starbucks Canada is officially welcoming the arrival of fall by debuting two new beverages: Maple Pecan Latte and Dark Mocha Frappuccino®.
The new Dark Mocha Frappuccino® consists of coffee, cocoa, with rich chocolaty chips blended with milk and ice. Topped with sweetened whipped cream. What makes this cool beverage doubly delicious? The flavour of chocolate and more chocolate – something we just can’t get enough of. There’s the rich, creamy taste of mocha-flavoured sauce blended with milk. Plus chocolaty chips in every sip. Well deserving of two enthusiastic thumbs up!
While the annual return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte has long-heralded the change in season for many, this year a second fall flavour is sharing the spotlight Starbucks menus nationwide: the newStarbucks® Maple Pecan Latte.
Health Canada is taking the final steps towards a ban on the main source of artificial trans fats in Canada. The department says it is banning partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), which are the main source of industrially produced trans fats in all food sold in the country. The substances have been under fire for years and the food industry had been phasing them out on a voluntary basis.
The trans fat ban will come into force in September 2018, giving the food industry enough time to find suitable alternatives. After that date, it will be illegal to sell any food containing PHOs. It will apply to all foods sold in the country, including imported products and foods prepared and served in restaurants and food service establishments.
There are 3 main kinds of fat: trans, saturated and unsaturated. Trans and saturated fats are not good for your health. They can increase your risk of heart disease because of how they affect your cholesterol levels. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada. Both trans and saturated fats will raise your level of LDL cholesterol. Trans fats will also lower your level of HDL cholesterol.
In the 1990s, Canadians had one of the highest trans fat intakes in the world. Since the early 2000s, Health Canada reduced the trans fat intakes of Canadians through various approaches, including:
requiring trans fat labelling on packaged food
setting voluntary targets for trans fat maximum limits in processed foods
setting up a 2-year program to measure the food industry’s progress to meet the voluntary targets
Heart & Stroke Foundation predict that the ban will reduce the number of heart attacks in Canada and save lives.
Toys R Us Canada has FREE Family Events in October. The Toys R Us October Family Events include fun make & Takes, product demos, giveaways and more.
Visit your local Toys“R”Us store to take part in the exciting promotions and activities your kids will love. All events are offered In-store only. While quantities last. Giveaways and make and takes are limit to one per child. Events recommended for children ages 4 years and up.
Now – Saturday September 30, 2017: Nerf Fest Promotions
FREE Nerf Accustrike 6-Pack Darts ($4.99 value) with any Nerf purchase
Friday, September 29, 2017 – Wednesday October 25: Celebrate LEGO Bricktober
Bring in your kids to celebrate Bricktober, for exclusive LEGO gifts and brand new activities all month long!
FREE LEGO Minifigure Build when you spend $30 or more (before taxes) each week on any LEGO Building Sets
September 27 – October 5: LEGO NINJAGO Kai’s Dojo Pod
October 6 – 12: LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS Armor Pod
October 13 – 19: LEGO Star Wars Scarif Stormtrooper Minifigure
October 20 – 25: LEGO NINJAGO Dragon
FREE LEGO Minifigure Collection when you spend $75 or more (before taxes) each week on ANY LEGO Building Sets
The Home Depot Canada has a new list of FREE workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels that are going on October, 2017! You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops, the registration dates are shown beside each workshop. The Home Depot Canada October, 2017 FREE workshops include:
Saturday, October 07, 2017 – 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM: Winterize Your Yard: Protect your yard during the winter season. (Registration closes Sep 30, 2017 )
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Install Crown Moulding and Trim: learn how to measure, cut and install crown moulding and trim. (Registration closes Oct 14, 2017 )
Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM: Install Laminate Flooring: learn to measure, cut and laminate flooring. (Registration closes Oct 22, 2017 )
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM: Family Fire Safety: prepare for home emergencies. (Registration closes Oct 11, 2017 )
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Build a Fire House Bank. (Registration closes Oct 07, 2017 )
To book your slot at a workshop, contact your local Home Depot location. You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops.
Mastermind Toys Canada continues to record Canadian expansion with five new stores opening this fall! Yesterday, Mastermind Toys opened a 4,500 sq. ft. store in Orleans, ON, the company’s 56th store. Four additional locations will open this Fall in Sudbury, ON, Langford Victoria BC, Fredericton, NB and Rosedale Toronto ON. By the end of this year, Mastermind Toys will have opened 12 new locations. Mastermind Toys expects to continue its aggressive national expansion plan, with 30 additional new stores scheduled to open over the next three years. Since 2011, Mastermind Toys has opened 50 new toy stores, expanding from its roots in the Greater Toronto Area, across seven provinces.
As the opportunity for digital growth explodes, Mastermind Toys continues to invest in its online business. As an early e-commerce adopter, their online shopping website has been in operation since 1999. Earlier this year, Mastermind toys relaunched its website with a fresh new look, providing customers with an expanded product selection, faster checkout and other convenient features including a gift-finder tool.
McMaster University will become Ontario’s first 100% tobacco and smoke-free campus effective January 1, 2018.
The use of tobacco and all oral smoking devices will be prohibited on the Hamilton campus, inside and on the grounds of the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington, and at all McMaster-owned properties.
“McMaster is globally recognized for its commitment to innovation and advancing health and societal wellbeing through our research, teaching and community service,” says President Patrick Deane. “A tobacco and smoke-free campus is the next important step towards fulfilling our responsibilities as educators, healthcare professionals and to the communities we serve,” he says.
By designating the campus tobacco and smoke-free the University is creating an environment promoting health and wellness that ensures students, faculty, staff and visitors are not exposed to tobacco and smoking products, including second-hand smoke.
“Tobacco cessation is the single most important change a person can make to improve their overall health,” says Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health. “Stopping tobacco use and not being subject to second-hand smoke help prevent chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke and cancer while improving quality of life. McMaster is congratulated on taking this very important and meaningful step.”
Tobacco and smoke-free environments are effective at motivating people towards quitting; starting in September a variety of free cessation programs and resources will also be offered to all members of the McMaster community.
“This change will have different implications for the diverse communities across our campus. As we all manage this transition, it is important that the University’s resources cater to the cultural and mental wellbeing of these communities, and that everyone is aware of these supports throughout this process,” says Ryan Deshpande, Vice President Education, McMaster Students Union.
Via Rail Canada has a new list of deals where you can save on select train tickets across the country from Vancouver to Halifax! Keep in mind that you’re also permitted to take one stop-over at no extra charge, making this a possible two-in-one trip! Take advantage of Via Rail reduced fares on select routes in Economy and Sleeper class from coast-to-coast. Take a look at some of the deals below as these offers are valid today only, Tuesday, September 19, 2017, until midnight.