Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fort McMurray Hospital Back in Business, Welcomes 1st Baby since Evacuation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fort McMurray Hospital Back in Business, Welcomes 1st Baby since Evacuation

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Fort McMurray hospital back in business

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FORT MCMURRARY, - There's a little bundle of happy news in the midst of the cleanup of the fire-ravaged northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray.

The first baby has been born at the local hospital since 90,000 people were evacuated from the region due to a wildfire on May 3.

Eli Danny Roy Mercer was born to Melissa Taylor and Steven Mercer at 5:02 a.m. on Friday morning, weighing in at six pounds and seven ounces.

David Matear of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre says staff are thrilled to see things returning to normal.

He says both staff and contracted personnel have "been working incredibly hard" to return the hospital and other health facilities back to full service.

Taylor says she's grateful to have been able to deliver her second child home in her community. …

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