Prince Rupert Welcomes Northwest's First Baby of 2017

A seven-pound, 11-ounce boy is the northwest's first baby of 2017 -- and he was born New Year's Day in Prince Rupert.

Shayne Ward gave birth to baby Dallin at 11:06am Sunday morning, with dad Tyler Morrison and big sister Aaliyah on hand (picture of family below).   
The province's first baby was born right at the stroke of midnight in BC Women's Hospital in Vancouver.

 [Photo Courtesy Northern Health:  baby Dallin, with dad Tyler Morrison, big sister Aaliyah and mom Shayne Ward]



First baby of 2017 born in Prince Rupert 


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

Baby Dallin was born at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital on January 1 at 11:06 a.m. local time, to mom Shayne Ward and dad Tyler Morrison of Prince Rupert - weighing in at seven pounds 11 ounces (3500 grams).

Dallin is  also welcomed by big sister Aaliyah.

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

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