Kamloops welcomes first baby of 2020

Madden Wood greeted the new year at Royal Inland Hospital at 2:58 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1

The first baby born in Kamloops in 2020 arrived at 2:58 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Madden Wood was born in Royal Inland Hospital, greeting the new year at five pounds and seven ounces. Madden was welcomed by mom Dani Knutson, dad Cody Wood and big sister Layla — all Kamloops residents.

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There is no photo yet, considering Madden is about an hour old as of this writing, but KTW will connect with the parents after they have settled in with their new bundle of joy.

The first baby born in the Interior Health region arrived in Kelowna General Hospital at 6:02 a.m. The girl, who has yet to be named, was born to Kelsey and Brian McCune of Kelowna, weighing in at five pounds and three ounces.

Meanwhile, the first baby born in British Columbia in 2020 arrived at 12:01 a.m. in Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. The baby girl does not yet have a name, but parents Claire and Jahamel Tabuada of Coquitlam are thus far referring to her as Clarita, who arrived four weeks ahead of schedule, weighing in at four pounds, 10 ounces.

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