The town of Richmond joined neighbouring Cleveland and Melbourne townships on Sunday in welcoming 29 babies born to 28 local families in their respective communities over the course of the last year. The annual ceremony celebrates new arrivals each year with gifts as a way of giving young families an incentive to settle in the region. This year families were presented with a $100 cheque and a family membership for the year to the Daniel-Ménard RCM Library by the municipalities, as well as a gift bag from the Philippe Leng Familiprix. The Val-St-François Caisse Desjardins also had a drawing for reusable shopping bags and water bottles, in keeping with the region’s recent step towards banning single-use plastics. See full story in the Tuesday, Jan. 14 edition of The Record.