Cannabis referendum: Why the construction industry is worried weed will be legalised

first_imgNewsHub 24 July 2020Family First Comment: “We’ve got a limited pool of people already, potentially going to be more limited. [It] might encourage people to use drugs more, become more dependent on drugs.”A survey of almost 200 civil contracting companies found more than 66 percent worry that legalising cannabis will negatively affect them.#votenopetodopeSome construction companies warn they’ll face a shortage of workers if cannabis is legalised in the referendum.The high-risk industry will continue to test its workers even if it is legal, and worries that will rule out a large group of employees.Drug testing on construction sites is common practice.“It’s a zero-tolerance policy, we test pre-employment, we test on incidence and we test randomly,” said David Howard, Managing Director of Construction Contracts Ltd.Howard worries it will make it even tougher to find workers.“We’ve got a limited pool of people already, potentially going to be more limited,” he told Newshub. “[It] might encourage people to use drugs more, become more dependent on drugs.”A survey of almost 200 civil contracting companies found more than 66 percent worry that legalising cannabis will negatively affect them.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/cannabis-referendum-why-the-construction-industry-is-worried-weed-will-be-legalised.htmllast_img read more

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“Into the Storm” playing at Wellington Regent Theater

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “Into the Storm.” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday 2, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Sneak Peak tonight!: Middle School Special Screening is Saturday at 9:15 p.m. Wear your Knights t-shirt and get in for only $6!Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour and 29 minutes.Movie Synopsis: In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, “Into the Storm” throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme. (C) Warner BrosRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 20%. Audience review: 50% approval. Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Next weekend:The Giver.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Clark College President Bob Knight announces retirement

first_imgAfter 15 years at Clark College, 13 of them as its president, Bob Knight on Friday announced he’ll retire from the school in August.Knight, 61, will leave his position on Aug. 31. The news comes a day after Knight gave his annual State of the College address, during which he touted the college’s recent accomplishments. Knight said he wanted to wait until after the annual speech to ensure its focus was on the college and its students, not on his tenure.When reflecting on the timing, Knight said simply that he’s tired and looking toward spending more time with his wife and coming grandchild.“It’s just a lot of stress,” he said of the position. “We just thought this was a good time.”Knight’s time at the college has been marked by significant growth. Clark College opened its Columbia Tech Center location in east Vancouver in 2009, unveiled the new STEM Building in 2016, and launched three bachelor’s of applied science degree programs. The college also retooled its culinary arts curriculum, opening the Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute in 2017.last_img read more

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