“Our hearts go out to their families. This is Mother’s Day. I am hoping, in all of this crisis, to spend a few minutes today with my own children,” Notley said, pausing as her voice cracked. “That not all of us can do that is definitely an awful tragedy. So today, Mother’s Day, all of us in Alberta are thinking of you who have suffered these loses.”
Emily Ryan, 15, and her stepmother’s nephew, Aaron Hodgson, died in the accident a day after the fire drove 80,000 people from the city.