As Alberta once again faces the challenging season of wildfires, my heart goes out to all those impacted by the devastation it brings. It is of utmost importance to be vigilant in the upcoming months, by being aware of fire bans in your area and following emergency alerts and evacuation orders closely. 

I would also like to express my deepest appreciation and admiration to the courageous firefighters and first responders risking their lives to protect our communities, and to the volunteers at evacuation centres across the province for supporting their fellow neighbours in need.  Our true strength is revealed through unity and compassion, and I know that when Albertans come together, we can face challenges head-on.  Please take care and stay safe!


Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani, AOE, BSc, LLD (hon)

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta


May 16, 2024