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First baby of 2017 born in Smithers

Northern Health
News Release

Northern Health is pleased to announce that the first baby born in Smithers in 2017 is a boy!

William Norman Anthony Maier was born at Bulkley Valley District Hospital on January 1 at 7:15 a.m. local time to mom Genevieve Michiel and Dad Kris Maier of Smithers - weighing in at seven pounds, 13 ounces.

William is the first child for the couple.

The first baby born in the Northern Health region was delivered at the University Hospital of Northern B.C. in Prince George, at 1:55 a.m. January 1, 2017.

The first baby born in British Columbia was delivered at BC Women’s Hospital at 12:00 a.m. on January 1, 2017.

View details on other New Year’s babies in the Northern Health region.