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WestJet rules on cannabis
CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it will follow the lead of rival Air Canada in banning marijuana use for staff in certain “safety-sensitive positions” even when they aren’t at work.
Marijuana is being treated differently than alcohol, which is banned for certain staff members within 12 hours of coming on duty, a spokesmansaid.
WestJet says its list of affected positions would be similar to Air Canada’s, which includes flight and cabin crew members, flight dispatchers, aircraft maintenance engineers and station attendants.
NEWARK, N.J. — Newark Liberty International Airport’s most antiquated terminal is getting a major upgrade.
Terminal 1, a $2.7-billion project, will replace the cramped and overwhelmed Terminal A.
The 45-year-old terminal is the least-used of the three terminals at Newark with roughly 11 million passengers
last year, about one-quarter of the airport’s total. The terminal was designed to handle nine million.
The new terminal is expected to be fully opened by the end of 2022, though some gates will be open at the new terminal by late 2021.
LAS VEGAS — A $100-million upgrade to one of the Las Vegas Strip’s luxury hotels is underway.
The 1,600-room SLS was formerly known as the Sahara. The casino floor, hotel rooms, pool and entertainment venues are to be renovated or upgraded.