First local baby of the new decade arrived New Year’s evening at Penticton Regional Hospital

Penticton Regional Hospital’s first baby of the New Year, a boy, arrived Wednesday evening

Proud parents Kelsey and Brian McCune of Kelowna are shown with their first child, as yet unnamed. The baby girl was born at 6:02 a.m. Wednesday, making her the first New Year’s baby in the region served by Interior Health. (Contributed)

Proud parents Kelsey and Brian McCune of Kelowna are shown with their first child, as yet unnamed. The baby girl was born at 6:02 a.m. Wednesday, making her the first New Year’s baby in the region served by Interior Health. (Contributed)

Penticton’s first baby of the new decade came into the world at 7:24 p.m. New Year’s Day at Penticton Regional Hospital.

At this point, the only information being released by Interior Health (IH) at the family’s request, is that it was a boy.

IH’s first New Year’s baby was a girl, born at 6:02 a.m. Wednesday at Kelowna General Hospital, weighing five pounds, three ounces, a first child for Kelsey and Brian McCune of Kelowna.

Brian, a DJ for a Kelowna radio station, is originally from Penticton according to IH.

Revelstoke had the second New Year’s baby born at an Interior Health hospital.

A girl was born at the Queen Victoria Hospital at 7:04 a.m. Wednesday

The IH region includes East Kootenay, Kootenay-Boundary, Okanagan and Thompson Cariboo Shuswap.

B.C.’s first baby of 2020 was born at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.

The girl, named Clarita, arrived at 12:01 a.m., weighing four pounds and 10 ounces, according to the Fraser Health Authority.



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