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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

Good Food Box is here

Aug 13, 2018 / 4:49 pm

Photo: Contributed A Kelowna pilot project is aiming to make healthy, local food more available and more affordable. The Good Food Box is a project of the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council. The non-profit, bulk purchase program is available

Canada, Korczak golden

Aug 12, 2018 / 8:04 am

Photo: Andy Devlin/Hockey Canada Images Photo: Andy Devlin/Hockey Canada Images Photo: Andy Devlin/Hockey Canada Images Photo: Andy Devlin/Hockey Canada Images 1 2 3 4   Canada is golden again after its 22nd

Go Slopestyle!

Aug 10, 2018 / 9:38 am

Photo: Big White Big White's new Slopestyle Centre opens this weekend for mountain bikers to shred. The elite training facility recently hosted the Big White Invitational Slopestyle competition and opens to the public on Saturday.  The

Signs of fire danger

Aug 10, 2018 / 9:37 am

Photo: Contributed As the fire hazard remains extreme in the Central Okanagan, new sandwich board reminders are being circulated around regional parks. The signs remind park users of the fire danger and that smoking and open fires are

Thank a firefighter

Aug 9, 2018 / 7:10 pm

Photo: RDCO With dozens of wildfires burning across the province and memories of last summer's Joe Rich blaze seared into their minds, residents may want to give a firefighter a pat on the back this weekend. The Joe Rich Fire Rescue

Patrols for Westbank Centre

Aug 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: City of West Kelowna Downtown security patrols are set to begin in West Kelowna. The patrols will start this week in the Westbank Town Centre to discourage "inappropriate behaviour," the city says. The city hired

Show some Myra love

Aug 8, 2018 / 6:45 pm

Photo: Contributed Show some love for Kelowna's Myra Canyon Trestles. The Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society has launched a fundraising bumper sticker drive to help keep the scenic tourist attraction in top shape. Volunteer

Health care - it's not free

Aug 6, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Thinkstock.com Canadians may like to think of their health care as being "free." But in reality, the typical family will shell out almost $13,000 this year. A new Fraser Institute study shows a typical Canadian family of

Keeping Terry's dream alive

Aug 5, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Terry Fox Foundation Kelowna's Terry Fox Run will have a special guest on Sept. 16. Terry's younger brother Darrell, who accompanied his sibling on his historic run for cancer research in 1980, will be the guest speaker at

Adorable baby bighorns

Aug 5, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Stephen Wells Click here to view gallery Photo: Stephen Wells Photo: Stephen Wells Photo: Stephen Wells Photo: Stephen Wells Photo: Stephen Wells Photo: Stephen Wells   It's baby bighorn season. Photographer Stephen
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