Rylen Lincoln was born on Jan. 2 at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital to Raven Stevens and Ivan Lincoln (Black Press media photo)

Prince Rupert welcomes first baby of 2019

Rylen Lincoln was born on Jan. 2 at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital

Prince Rupert residents welcomed 2019 with new hopes, aspirations and for one family, there was a precious new life.

READ MORE: 2019 B.C. New Year’s baby born in New Westminster

Rylan Lincoln was born on Jan. 2 at 9:11 p.m. at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, weighing nine pounds and two ounces. He was welcomed by his parents Raven Stevens and Ivan Lincoln and his older sister Aubree.

Stevens said the family has been happy to welcome their new addition.

“Rylen’s been good, he sleeps a lot,” Stevens said. “It’s been busy, but I feel happy.”

The first baby in the province was delivered at Fraser Health’s Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1.

READ MORE: Parents joked that maybe they’d have the New Year’s baby



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