Bathurst couple welcomes Miramichi Regional Hospital's first baby of 2019

A Bathurst couple are the proud parents of the first baby of 2019 born at the Miramichi Regional Hospital.

William Carlson Lennox was born at 10:51am on Wednesday, January 2nd, weighing nine pounds, fourteen ounces.

A nursing shortage, which caused the temporary closure of the obstetrics unit at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, resulted in parents Rachel and Colin Lennox having to travel to Miramichi for delivery.

(with files from the Miramichi Leader)