UPDATE: Laval home to Quebec's first baby of New Year—or is it?
Hospitals around the province have been announcing it was there that the first Quebec baby of 2017 was born, but who really was the first newborn this year?
One mother near Joliette claims her daughter Amy was born at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, which would make her the winner if confirmed. She tells TVA Nouvelles her daughter is doing well.
Not even five minutes after Amy, in the Rouyn-Noranda Hospital Centre, about 600 kilometres northwest of Montreal, Charlot was welcomed into the world by doctors, and parents Kelly Deschênes-Boily and Patrick Gagnon at 12:05 a.m.
In Laval, baby Alec was born at 12:23 a.m. It was believed he was the first babe of the new year, but it appears his crown has been snatched from him before he was even old enough to hold on tight enough.
Montreal's first baby was born several hours later, delivered at 4:31 a.m. at the CHUM birthing center.