British Columbia

First B.C. baby of the new year born at Peace Arch Hospital

The first baby in B.C. to be born in 2015 is a boy born five seconds after midnight at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock.

It's a boy! Family and baby are doing well.

The first baby born in 2015 is this little boy, born at Peace Arch Hospital, five seconds after midnight. His mom has yet to name him. (Deborah Goble/CBC)

The first baby in B.C. to be born in 2015 is a boy born five seconds after midnight at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock.

The B.C. government confirmed the newborn's arrival at 8 a.m. PT with a tweet.

Fraser Health Authority spokesman Ken Donohue says mom, Darlene Henley and father Shane Lahn, both of Langley, are doing well. 

Langley mom Darlene Henley and child. Henley says her baby's original due date was Dec. 25th. (Deborah Goble/CBC)

The newborn baby, which has yet to be named, has a two-year-old brother, Jaxson. He is the first New Year's baby born at Peace Arch hospital and as of 1 p.m. PT, the only baby born there Jan 1, 2015.

Henley said her baby was originally due Dec. 25, Christmas Day.

Fraser Health said a child was born at Burnaby Hospital at 12:15 a.m. PT. today.

With files from Mike Clarke and Deborah Goble

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