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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 up­grade

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.

Ve­gas re­vamp

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.

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