Every New Year’s Day, Northern Health monitors its hospitals and labour and delivery units for the birth of New Year’s babies across the region.
Watch this page for updates on the birth of New Year’s babies in communities across the North.
First Northern Health baby of 2021 born in Prince George
Northern Health is pleased to announce that the North’s first baby of 2021 was born in Prince George, and it’s a boy!
Baby Kace was born at the University Hospital of Northern BC on January 1st at 4:11 am to mom Jessica Penner and dad Kenneth Wray, of Quesnel, BC. Kace weighed in at seven pounds, 11 ounces.
Fort St. John’s New Year’s baby is a boy!
Northern Health is pleased to announce that the first baby born in the Northeast region of Northern Health was a 7lb 8 oz boy born at 8:21 this morning at Fort St. John hospital.
The baby, as yet unnamed, was born to mom Kristen McCaughley and dad Corbyn Hubley of Fort St. John.
The first baby of 2021 in the Northwest is a boy: He’s the third generation of his family to be born at Wrinch Memorial
Northern Health is pleased to announce that the first baby born in the Northwest region of Northern Health is a boy, born at 2:18 this afternoon at Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton.
The baby, as yet unnamed, was born to mom Royelle Williams and dad Shane Skulsh of Kispiox. The baby is welcomed to the world by his stepbrother Tayler.
“Royelle is Gitxsan and was born here on Gitxsan territory, so it was important to her that her baby was also born in her community,” says midwife Hana Lang. “She worked very hard for a very long time to deliver this babe and I'm so proud of her! Her mom, Jane Williams, was also at the birth; she delivered Royelle here at Wrinch memorial hospital too, and Shane, the father, was also born at Wrinch.”