It’s a boy!

The first BC baby born in 2022 was welcomed on Vancouver Island shortly after midnight.

Congratulations to proud parents, Shawna White and Ishmael Grimwood!

The BC government first made the announcement on Twitter at 8 a.m. this morning.

The baby boy was born at 12:04 a.m. at Victoria General Hospital.

Island Health posted a tweet congratulating the family and released the following photo of the newborn:

From January 1st to December 15th, 2021, 40,333 babies were born in BC.

In 2020, 42,413 babies were born in the province.

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