William Andrew Gowen was expected at Christmas, but waited until Jan. 3, 2017, to come into the new year. Dr. Lewis and his daddy assisted with the birth, which clocked in at 9:55 p.m. William Andrew weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20.75 inches in length. He's pictured above with his parents, Savanna and Wes Gowen, and siblings Henry, 3, John, 5, and Caitlynn, 18 months -- all born at DCMH, as well. On the right his grandmother, Sheryl Loyer; Dorothy Loyer, his great-grandmother, is pictured on the left. The hospital put together a gift basket to welcome the first baby of 2017.
Two of the four marijuana questions on the November ballot were narrowly approved by voters in the City of Delta. Measure 2F allows the establishment of medical marijuana centers. Measure 2H permits the establishment of medical marijuana cultivation, testing, research and manufacturing facilities.