Rob Murphy

COLUMN: Coping with change in the Okanagan

Change is inevitable. We are taught that at an early age.

COLUMN: Democracy at risk from apathy

I have had the state of our democracy on my mind of late.

COLUMN: The importance of checking the facts

Mark Twain once said “Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story, unless you can’t think of anything better.”

COLUMN: Business lessons from the thrift shop

Every Tuesday, around 12:30 p.m., the sidewalk outside our office picks up in foot traffic.

COLUMN: The disturbing move to public shaming

Instead of simply calling someone with knowledge of the changes and asking questions, it was much easier to post a long rant on Facebook.

COLUMN: Reflecting on the public process

I took the time a couple of weeks ago to watch the Summerland municipal council meeting.

All four hours of it.

Column: Living in the moment

When was the last time you just sat in a chair and just thought?
No distractions, no television, no devices. Just you and your mind.

COLUMN: Working with our neighbours

As I write this we are 14 days from the U.S. election day.

COLUMN: Councillors should complete terms

I have to get something off my chest that has been bugging me. It is a double standard that only occurs in politics.

COLUMN: Controlling the flow of information

Transparency in municipal politics is a tricky thing.

COLUMN: Donald Trump and the media

The road to ‘Donald Trump, presidential candidate’ was paved years ago.

COLUMN: Responding after a child is killed

I can’t get the image of five year old Taliyah Marsman out of my head.

COLUMN: Labour dispute a time for sacrifices

Here we go again with another public sector labour disruption.

COLUMN: Political role is a thankless job

Politics have become increasing more and more violent in the last few years.

A parent’s response to bad behaviour

Recently a story in the state of California caught my attention.

Coping with the loss of a music icon

I don’t want to think of a world without Gord Downie and the Hip.

Why can’t the NDP win elections?

Why can’t the NDP win elections anymore? That is a question I am sure is being asked at the highest levels of the party.

Considering assisted dying legislation

This was more than the usual decline as we age. This was dementia.

The return of the class system

A couple of recent news stories caught my attention.

It’s time to clean out the clutter

I am in the middle of moving and I can say, without reservation, that moving stinks.