2021 started in the best way imaginable for a Nanaimo couple.

Taylor and Chris Doughty welcomed their little boy at 1:54 am New Years Day at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Gerald Patrick Doughty weighed in at nine pounds seven ounces.

BC’s first baby was born at 12:21 am at the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre in Vancouver.

She weighed seven pounds four ounces.

– Story by Kyle Christensen