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Fish flies piling up

GIMLI, Man.—Mounds of ankle-deep fish flies are piling up in the Manitoba town of Gimli, where town workers are scooping them with shovels and filling dozens of garbage bags at a time.

Park patrol supervisor Gibby Finnbogason said the town on the shore of Lake Winnipeg is used to the regular mid-July visit from the fish flies—but this year is different.