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Labor board in Canada rules lockout can continue

Updated: October 10, 2012, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Alberta Labor Relations Board has ruled that the NHL's lockout of players from the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames can continue.

The board said declaring the lockout illegal in the province wouldn't help the league and its players reach a settlement. The players had argued that the Oilers and Flames are Alberta businesses and as such, must abide by provincial labor rules.

Those rules say a mediator must have 14 days to work with both sides in a contract ...

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