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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Hospital and Birthing Centre welcomed the city’s first baby of 2023 on January 1st.

Baby Marilyn was born at 8:06 a.m. at the birthing centre weighing six pounds, 13 ounces.

Congratulations to parents Marena and Mathias Walter of Fort St. John.

The Dawson Creek and District Hospital welcomed its first baby at 1:29 a.m.

Baby Tyrell came in weighing nine pounds, one ounce.

He was welcomed by his parents Lisa and Jay Weibe of Gordondale, Alta.

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Tre Lopushinsky is the News Director at, and a NAIT broadcasting graduate. His love for local journalism started in Lloydminster, where he realized the importance of covering issues/topics for smaller municipalities. He is also the co-host of Before The Peace, highlighting Indigenous voices in the North Peace. In his off time, Tre is yelling at his tv while watching pro wrestling, MMA, and basketball.