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Influenza activity increasing in Northern BC - vaccine still widely available

With influenza season well underway, Northern Health is reminding residents that it is not too late to get immunized against the flu.

As in other parts of the province, influenza and other viruses that are common at this time of year are circulating, and surveillance from health care visits and lab confirmations show influenza activity on the rise in Northern B.C.

First baby of 2019 born in Fort St. John

Northern Health is pleased to announce that Fort St. John Hospital has had its first birth of 2019, and it’s a girl!

Piper Hope McLain was born January 3rd, at 2:35 a.m., to parents Medeline and Cory McLain of Fort St. John. She weighed in at seven pounds, 10 ounces, and is welcomed to the world by four big brothers and sisters.

Details on other New Year’s babies in the Northern Health region can be found here.

First baby of 2019 born in Kitimat

Northern Health is pleased to announce that the first baby of 2019 has been born at Kitimat General Hospital, and it’s a girl!

Liv Marlene Highton was born January 2nd at 5:10 a.m., weighing in at eight pounds, 13 ounces. Liv is welcomed to the world by her parents, Leslie and Brandon Highton of Kitimat, and Charlie (the family dog) to play with when she’s a little bigger.

Details on other New Year’s babies in the Northern Health region can be found here.

Prince Rupert's first birth of 2019

Northern Health is pleased to announce that the first baby of 2019 has been born at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, and it’s a boy!

Baby Rylen was born January 2nd at 9:11 p.m., weighing in at nine pounds, two ounces, to parents Raven Stevens and Ivan Lincoln of Prince Rupert. Rylen is welcomed to the world as well by his big sister, Aubrey.

Details on other 2019 New Year’s babies in the Northern Health region can be found here.

Terrace New Year's Baby born at Mills Memorial Hospital

Northern Health is pleased to announce that Terrace’s New Year’s Baby has arrived, and it’s a girl!

Born at Mills Memorial Hospital at 2:33 p.m. January 1st, to Claire and Shane Wiebe of Terrace, the baby girl weighed in at eight pounds, 12 ounces. She is welcomed to the world by her big sister Ava.

Details on other New Year’s baby births in the Northern Health region can be found here.