Coco Vanilla owner announces candidacy for mayor

Lethbridge has its first official mayoral candidate to file nomination papers. Bradley Whalen, owner of Coco Vanilla Galactic Cantina officially filed his nomination with the city returning officer this week.

The father of five from Nova Scotia says he’s hoping to see more voter turn out in the future by appealing to a younger demographic.

Stephen Mogdan recently announced his candidacy for mayor, but has yet to file his paper work with the city.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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