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F R I D A Y , J A N U A R Y 4 , 2 0 1 3 YOUR SOURCE FOR LOCAL SPORTS , NEWS , W E AT H E R AND E N T E RTA I N M E N T ! WWW .RICHMOND-NEWS.COM Christmas tree chip Richmond’s firefighters get the old chipper out this weekend for the annual Christmas tree recycling event at Garry Point Park in aid of two of their charities. 3 A drive surprise CHUNG CHOW/RICHMOND NEWS Proud parents Natalie and Ryan Wing, with daughter Maddison, 3, show off baby boy Oliver, who was delivered by C-section just a few hours after midnight on New Year’s Day. The new Lincoln MKS has adopted a European feel and has a more aggressive exterior than its predecessor which is complimented by a smoother ride than the current version. 16 Bouncing baby Oliver Richmond’s first in 2013 New Year’s baby weighs in at almost 10 pounds, born 3:47 a.m. at hospital BY ALAN CAMPBELL Richmond’s first baby of 2013 arrived just a few hours into the New Year. Weighing in at a very healthy nine pounds and 15 ounces, Oliver Wing was born at exactly 3:47 a.m. in Richmond Hospital. Mom Natalie, originally from New Zealand, was taken into hospital around 1:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve by husband Ryan, a Richmond native. But it wasn’t until around midnight that little Oliver started to make his push for the outside world. “She went into labour around midnight I think it was,” said a tired but happy Ryan, a Steveston High grad and former Palmer sec“He’s adjusted really well and we’re ondary student. going home this afternoon (Wednesday),” “He was a big boy. He arrived via C-secsaid Natalie. tion, which was a lastThe couple, who met minute decision.” in Australia and moved Ryan said he “had a back to Canada in 2004, feeling” that Oliver might already have a daughter in have been the first baby three-year-old Maddison, to be born in the city, but who’s thrilled to have a wasn’t sure as there was baby brother. — Ryan Wing another couple in there at “She’s been up since 6 the same time. a.m., apparently desperate “They showed up late and on, and I knew to come in and see her little brother,” added they were ‘ready to go,’” he added. Natalie. “It’s pretty cool I guess (to be the first).” Ryan explained that, although they Mom told the News she’s “feeling good” live in North Delta, their midwife works and was very happy when her “big boy” at Richmond Hospital and that’s where finally arrived. Maddison was born. “She went into labour around midnight I think it was.” Cruising India’s backwaters Sail from the small town of Kollam on the west coast of India through the fabled Kerala backwaters — an intricate network of waterways extending from Kollam all the way to the port city of Kochi. 19 Index see Dad page 4 see Steves page 4 AUTO WEST BMW MINI RICHMOND AUTO WEST INFINITI News Editorial Letters WealthSmart Travel Sports Classified 3 8 9 13 19 20 22

Richmond News January 4 2013

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