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B.C.’s New Year’s baby is a little girl born in the Fraser Valley

Wee one at 5 lbs, 10 oz born at 12:02 a.m. at Abbotsford Regional Hospital
B.C.’s first baby of the new year is Gabriella Louise Camayan, born at Abbotsford Regional Hospital at 12:02 a.m. The proud parents are Arben Camayan and Thea Villaneu. (Fraser Health photo)

The first baby of 2023 in B.C. came shortly after midnight in Abbotsford and she’s a wee one.

Gabriella Louise Camayan – weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces – was born at 12:02 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 1) Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre to parents Arben Camayan and Thea Villaneuva.

“Congratulations to the family!” the B.C. government said in a tweet.

This year the B.C. Lottery Corporation allowed betting on which B.C. hospital would deliver the first baby of 2023.

Anyone who bet $1 on Abbotsford won $10 as the hospital came in at 10-to-1 odds.

READ MORE: Betting open on which B.C. hospital will deliver the first baby of 2023

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