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Fort McMurray welcomes first baby of 2019

Last Updated Jan 3, 2019 at 11:45 am MST

PHOTO. Supplied. Reese Victoria Cross was the first baby born Fort McMurray in 2019. She was born at 10 a.m. on New Years Day and weighed 5lbs 1 oz.

Reese Victoria Cross was the first baby born Fort McMurray in 2019.

Born at 10 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2019 to Shauni Avery-Letcher and James Cross the baby girl weighed five pounds, one ounce.

On average 1300 babies are born per year at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre.

In 2018 there were 1,176 deliveries, with the highest number of births occurring in August, with 122.