Smithers, Stewart Share Bragging Rights for Northern BC's First Baby of 2019

Bulkley Valley District Hospital

Northern BC's first baby of 2019 was born in Smithers -- to parents from Stewart.

Mom Nikki, dad Will and two-and-a-half-year-old big sister Avery welcomed baby William Ross to the world at 1:01am New Year's morning at Bulkley Valley District Hospital.  

He weighed  six pounds, 14 ounces. 

However, he wasn't the first baby born in the province this year -- that honour falls to a little boy born at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster at 12:01 yesterday morning.