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Merritt baby first born in BC in 2013

It's a boy!

The first BC baby born in 2013 came into the world at 12:02 a.m. at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

David Jr. Ricky Joe James was born to David James and Geraldine James of Merritt.

The baby weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces.

At Penticton Regional Hospital, there were no babies born in the early hours of Jan. 1, 2013.

Information was not immediately available on babies born on Jan. 1 at Kelowna General Hospital.

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