FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John’s first baby of 2021 is a boy born to Kirsten McCaughley and Corbyn Hubley.

As yet unnamed, the baby was born to mom and dad at the Fort St. John Hospital at 8:21 a.m. Friday. He weighed in at seven pounds, 8 ounces.

This wasn’t the first baby born in the Northern Health region. That honour goes to baby Kace, born at the University Hospital of Northern BC on January 1st at 4:11 a.m. to mom Jessica Penner and dad Kenneth Wray, of Quesnel, B.C.

Kace weighed in at seven pounds, 11 ounces, and is welcomed to the world by his half-siblings Jacob and Nathan.

It’s believed the first baby born in B.C. happened in Surrey at 12:29 a.m. at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Rehmat Pangli weighed in at 3,215 grams, or seven pounds and one ounce.