Newest Northerners in Telkwa, Fort St John
Prince George, B.C. – New arrivals to planet Earth just keep on, well, arriving as we kick off the new year of 2016 in northern BC.
Northern Health reports that the first baby born in Smithers January 1st is a girl. Kaylee Margaret deJong made her grand entrance at Bulkley Valley District Hospital at 11:32 a.m. on January 1st. She weighed in at 9 pounds, 1 ounce. Kaylee joins mom Jamie, dad Jesse and an older brother at their home in Telkwa.
Meantime, the first New Year’s baby born in Fort St. John is a boy, Bohden Rogers Stefiuk. He arrived at Fort St. John Hospital at 5:36 pm January 1st and tipped the scale at 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Bohden was welcomed into the world by mother Kasja and dad Adam of Fort St. John and by his brother.
Bohden is the first boy to arrive first in his community this year after girls took the spotlight in Prince George, Prince Rupert and Telkwa, according to information received to date.