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New Year's baby has arrived

Alira Kauri Badger was born shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday
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The first baby of 2020 born at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) arrived on Jan. 2, 2020, at 8:40 a.m.

Alira Kauri Badger weighed in at 6 pounds, 6 ounces and is the daughter of proud parents from Tiny Township, mom Kristy and dad Tim Badger, pictured alongside big brother Joey.

Collingwood G&M Hospital (G&M) is a 70 bed hospital located in Collingwood, Ont. (approximately 90 minutes north of Toronto) that serves more than 60,000 permanent residents and 3.5 million annual visitors to the communities of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Clearview and the Blue Mountains.

The G&M is an acute care hospital providing emergency care, diagnostic services including lab, imaging and cardio respiratory therapy, as well as two inpatient units (medicine and surgery). In addition, the G&M also provides care in specialty areas including obstetrics, orthopaedics, intensive care and surgery.

The hospital also provides out-patient care including dialysis and a wide range of clinics including mental health and rehabilitation services. The G&M continues to provide care close to home for our community and plays a key role as an integrated orthopaedic centre for our region.  For more information please visit our website at and our Foundation website at