Rob Murphy

COLUMN: Coping with change in the Okanagan

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

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: The need for business growth

This last month was not a good one for the Summerland business community.

COLUMN: Donald Trump and the media

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

COLUMN: Time to focus on economic growth

Summer is a bustling time in Summerland. Lots of tourists from all points walking downtown, filling our beaches and taking in the sights.

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.

It’s time to clean out the clutter

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

The effects of a school closure

This has been an emotional few months for residents of Trout Creek.