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Friends hold vigil for slain mom, daughter

CALGARY—Bubbles floated into a grey sky and sparklers crackled as hundreds gathered in a northwest Calgary park yesterday evening to pay tribute to Sara Baillie and her five-year-old daughter, Taliyah Marsman.

Baillie’s close friends organized the vigil nearly a week after the 34-year-old woman was found dead in her home and an Amber Alert was issued for the little girl.

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.