Election victory in one hand and a baby in the other

Yukon MP Larry Bagnell will soon be in Ottawa welcoming the newest members of Canada’s federal government — but not before he welcomed…

Yukon MP Larry Bagnell will soon be in Ottawa welcoming the newest members of Canada’s federal government — but not before he welcomed the newest member of the Bagnell family.

Aurora Sage Bagnell, the first child of Yukon MP Larry Bagnell and his wife Melissa was born at 5:33 a.m. on October 30. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 6.4 oz.

“Aurora, like the Northern Lights, and then Sage … a name Melissa always wanted to have,” said Bagnell.

No snowsuit is yet lined up for the newborn, but a pile of knitted and crocheted clothing already lies in wait — handcrafted gifts from well-wishing friends and constituents.

By November 18th, Bagnell will be back in the capital representing the Yukon at Canada’s 40th Parliament — but Melissa and baby will stay behind.

“They’ll visit occasionally, but home base will be in the Yukon,” said Bagnell.

With a due date originally set for Remembrance Day, lil’ Bagnell has snuck into the world a full 12 days early.

“I think Melissa was looking for a Halloween baby, since that’s her favourite holiday, but this is exciting,” said Bagnell. (Tristin Hopper)

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