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Atlas, pictured with his parents, was the first baby to be born in New Brunswick in 2024. Image: Facebook/Horizon Health Network

N.B. health authorities welcome New Year’s babies

By Brad Perry Jan 3, 2024 | 5:00 AM

New Brunswick’s two regional health authorities have welcomed their New Year’s babies.

Horizon Health welcomed its first baby less than an hour after the new year began.

Atlas was born at 12:45 a.m. on Jan. 1 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton.

The health authority did not release any other details about the baby boy or his parents.

Atlans was not only the first baby born at a Horizon Health facility but also the first in the province.

It took another 21 hours for the first baby of the year within the Vitalité Health Network to arrive.

Jacob Roussel was born at 9:48 p.m. at the Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton.

His parents, Sylvie Leger and Philippe Roussel, are residents of Grand-Barachois.

Jacob Roussel was the first baby born in the Vitalité Health Network in 2024. He is pictured with his mother, Sylvie Leger. Image: Submitted/Vitalité Health Network

We want to wish baby Atlas a very happy new year! Atlas was born on Jan. 1 at 12:45 a.m. at Horizon’s Dr. Everett…

Posted by Horizon Health Network/Réseau de santé Horizon on Monday, January 1, 2024