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It looks like there'll be no bus strike or lockout during the Grey Cup festivities, now that a tentative deal has been reached.

The brakes have been put on a contract dispute between city bus drivers and the City of Regina that had threatened to erupt during the Grey Cup festivities.

Last month, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Local 588, issued strike notice. 

The bus drivers never went on strike, but some job action was launched, including not using two-way radios.

That was followed last week by the City of Regina issuing lockout notice, a response the union said was out of proportion.

Both sides met with a mediator over the weekend and reached a tentative deal. 

The proposed deal will have to be ratified by union members and city council.

No details of the deal have been released.