Thank You Chilliwack

Published on Nov 18, 2014 by Sam Waddington in Uncategorized

Wow Chilliwack! Thank you for the overwhelming support! I am very proud to have been elected as a Councilor to represent this community, and I am humbled by the groundswell of support that came out to the polls yesterday. I have been given the confidence of this community on promises and hope, and I now intend to truly earn the continued trust of each citizen of Chilliwack over the next four years as I do the very best job that Read the full article…

Questions on Development in Chilliwack

Published on Nov 11, 2014 by Sam Waddington in The Campaign Trail

Some very thoughtful questions from Richard and Carol…. Here are my responses. Hello and thank you for taking the time to craft such thoughtful questions. Q – Chilliwack is located on top of some of the best farmland in the province. The value of what that land can provide today and to future generations cannot be compromised. Once the land is covered over with gravel and asphalt it is lost forever. Where do you stand on “infilling” of large tracts Read the full article…

Green Waste Collection

Published on Nov 6, 2014 by Sam Waddington in The Campaign Trail

I received this question from Janice: I am a new resident to Chilliwack and I am considering my options for voting in this years municipal election. I would like to know where you stand on Green Waste Collection. The community I moved from, City of North Vancouver, diverts solid waste from landfill by doing curb side collection of Green Waste. Reduction of solid waste to landfill is something I think is very important. Please let me know know where you stand Read the full article…

Native/Non-Native Reconciliation

Published on Nov 6, 2014 by Sam Waddington in The Campaign Trail

A gentleman, Larry Commodore asked me to answer this question. “As a step towards native/non-native reconciliation, the City of Vancouver unanimously passed a resolution acknowledging that the city is on unceded aboriginal territory. Are you in favour of a similar resolution for the City of Chilliwack?” Here was my response to him. This is certainly a groundbreaking acknowledgment, and one that i believe that the City of Chilliwack should adopt as well. There is no denying the facts that much of Read the full article…

Chilliwack Small Businesses

Published on Nov 6, 2014 by Sam Waddington in The Campaign Trail

This Question came in from a gentleman named Dale. My name is Dale Johnson and I am a local business owner in Chilliwack. I am in a partnership with Jason Petty and have a marketing company by the name of SparkSpot Creative. We are also the main proponents behind the Live! Chilliwack Facebook page and events in the community (Cash Mob and Field to Fork). We have worked with over 120 small, locally owned and operated businesses and have built Read the full article…

Disagreeing Respectfully, and the Necessity of Positivity

Published on Oct 16, 2014 by Sam Waddington in The Campaign Trail

Tis the season for insult slinging, rumor spreading, and political attack strategies. I suggest a different way of doing things…. and i will tell you why. I am not the largest advocate of social media political campaigning at the best of times, however lately my stance has been even further solidified as i watch the vitriol spread across the municipal election field in Chilliwack. People are slandering one another and doing everything within their capacity to dig up some piece Read the full article…

Speaking with CSS & SSS Highschool Students

Published on Oct 16, 2014 by Sam Waddington in The Campaign Trail

This past week has been busy as the spotlight on the upcoming municipal elections begins to heighten. I am excited as today marks exactly one month until election day where Chilliwack will vote on who will help to guide our City , School Board, and Cultus Lake Parks Board for the next 4 years! I am never to busy however to get my hands dirty and help out Chilliwack’s next generation of aspiring entrepreneurs! I love the days when the Read the full article…