It was an incredible way to kick off 2019 for a local family from Sioux Lookout.

Erwin Strang and Heidi Turtle rushed to the emergency room at the Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre as others celebrated New Year’s Eve, as Turtle began to give birth to a baby boy. The currently unnamed child was born at 2:14 a.m. on New Year’s Day, and weighed in at 7 lb. 5 oz. Both Turtle and her newborn baby are happy and healthy.

Sioux Lookout’s New Years Baby wasn’t the only one in the region. In Kenora, William Roger Murray Toth was born at 10:59 a.m., and weighed in at 7 lb. 2 oz. No births were reported at the Dryden Regional Health Centre.

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