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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

Pride ready to shine

May 24, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Okanagan Pride has unveiled its theme for this summer's festival. "Shine Bright" is the slogan for the 2017 Pride Week festival, Aug. 12-19. “Although there has been Pride celebrations in Kelowna

Storm steals park jumps

May 24, 2017 / 5:01 pm

Photo: file photo Boaters beware – it's not just logs you have to watch out for on Okanagan Lake. Conrad Wiker at Whiplash Cable/Wake Park on the Westbank First Nation waterfront near the Bennett Bridge says Tuesday night's

Cancer breakthrough in BC

May 21, 2017 / 6:21 am

Photo: BC Cancer Agency BC Cancer Agency scientists have uncovered seven new subtypes of ovarian cancer. Their work could result in new treatment strategies for patients who don't respond well to chemotherapy.  The

Art from the heart for cops

May 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed A collaborative art piece has been unveiled at Kelowna's new RCMP Police Services Building. The month-long Gratitude Project saw students and residents show their appreciation for local police through creativity. "Our

World of Wheels rolls on

May 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: World of Wheels Car lovers will converge on Peachland, Sunday, for one of the Okanagan's biggest car shows. The 20th annual World of Wheels Show & Shine takes over Beach Avenue, Heritage and Cousins parks and

Weekend outdoors guide

May 18, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: hellobc.com Heading outdoors over the long weekend? Here's some handy flooding, fire safety, camping and boating tips. Campers are advised to visit the BC Parks website and Recreation Sites and Trails BC website for conditions

Water advisory issued

May 18, 2017 / 10:26 am

Photo: Google Maps A water quality advisory has been issued for residents of Carrs Landing. Eastside Utilities notified its 160 customers in the Carrs Landing area of Lake Country due to elevated turbidity levels in Okanagan Lake. People

Revved up for hillclimb

May 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

The 60th annual Knox Mountain Hillclimb roars back into action this long weekend. Racing action takes place Saturday and Sunday at Knox Mountain Park in Kelowna's North End. The 3.5-kilometre climb is narrow, with off-camber corners and

Spending nears record level

May 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Fraser Institute Federal program spending under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nearly eclipsed the all-time high recorded during the 2009 recession, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute. “Looking back at government spending

Get sandbag savvy

May 11, 2017 / 10:50 am

As the Central Okanagan braces for another round of flooding, the Emergency Operations Centre is providing more information on sandbagging your property. Sand and sandbags are available throughout the region, but demand is huge and the supply is