La Verendrye General Hospital here welcomed its first baby of 2019 late on New Year's Day.
Proud parents Madisyn Degagne and Derek Morrison of Fort Frances greeted a 7 lb., 1 oz. baby boy at 10:53 p.m.
The new baby and his family, which includes older brothers Bennett, Chayton, and Zaiden, enjoyed gifts and gift baskets from local businesses and organizations.
This year, gifts were provided by Betty's of Fort Frances, Curvy Chick, Fort Floral, Safeway, Shoppers Drug Mart, the Sunset Country Quilt Guild, and Pharmasave.
The parents would like to extend their thanks to nurse Lisa Cameron.
Our newest resident of Rainy River District and his family are said to be doing well.