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Jon Manchester
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Jon Manchester is News Director and Content Manager at Castanet.

He has 30 years experience in journalism around the Okanagan in a variety of roles.

He's worked as a reporter, photographer, editor and manager in all three of the Okanagan's major markets, honing his craft in newspapers before joining Castanet in January 2015. Prior to that, he was most recently managing editor at The Daily Courier.

A native of London, England, he came to Canada at age 10 with his parents, moving from the bustling city to the quiet pace of Vernon in 1974.

He first picked up a camera at age 13, and his very first assignment was covering the 1984 provincial byelection in Okanagan-Shuswap.

As city editor at the Penticton Herald, he led a newsteam that won Thomson Newspapers' North American Award of Excellence for coverage of the Garnet fire in 1994.

Jon is a father of two, step-dad to one, and is married to his wife, Jacqueline.

In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, painting, being a home handyman and twisting wrenches on his kids' cars.
Latest Articles from Jon Manchester

Several BC lotto winners

Jan 20, 2019 / 8:29 am

Photo: Contributed No winning ticket was sold for the $17 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in British Columbia. BCLC's website shows the ticket

1 on 1 with Ron MacLean

Jan 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Rogers Hometown Hockey will fire up fans' hockey passions this weekend in West Kelowna. The two-day festival is based around events at the Mount Boucherie complex. Castanet's Wayne Moore had a chance to speak with co-host Ron

Get glam, get Noir!

Jan 18, 2019 / 6:20 pm

Photo: Contributed You can win some of the most glam tickets in town in an exclusive Castanet auction. Noir, a pop-up party fundraiser for the KGH Foundation, is completely sold out – but we have two pairs of tickets that

Lotteries HQ staying put

Jan 17, 2019 / 7:20 pm

Photo: BCLC The BC Lottery Corporation has deferred plans of a move from its Kamloops head office. "BCLC remains committed to Kamloops as home to its headquarters and as a leading employer in the community," the Crown corporation

Ballet en pointe for season

Jan 17, 2019 / 6:35 pm

Photo: Contributed Ballet Kelowna ushers in the New Year with its presentation of Winter, Feb. 1 at Kelowna Community Theatre.  A fervent, up-tempo response to the season’s icy chill, Winter features the

Kiwanis fest around corner

Jan 16, 2019 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Contributed The Kelowna Kiwanis Music Festival is looking for sponsors. The annual festival features 26 days of dance, voice and music events in March and April, at which amateur performers take the stage to learn and

Rail vision could link valley

Jan 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Tram system in Geneva One day, perhaps not too far off, trams could share Highway 97, connecting cities up and down the Okanagan. At least that's one possibility touted by Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming. Cumming

V-Day event empowers

Jan 15, 2019 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Vagina is not a four-letter word. Vernon Women's Transition House Society is hosting a V-Day reading of the famous play The Vagina Monologues Feb. 28 at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre. The

Mobile sites reach 50,000

Jan 15, 2019 / 7:45 pm

Photo: Contributed A mobile supervised consumption service pioneered by Interior Health has garnered international recognition. A report outlining the IH harm-reduction service for addicts in Kamloops and Kelowna was published

Unplug and play

Jan 15, 2019 / 4:49 pm

Photo: Contributed Get ready to unplug and play. Interior Savings Unplug and Play Week returns Jan. 20-27, encouraging children and families to unplug from their screens and explore ways of spending time together.   Too
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