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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

Walking to beat ALS

Jun 5, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Kelowna's Walk for ALS is just around the corner, and organizers are looking for volunteers. Nancy Arbuckle says volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. on to help set up and to handle registration on walk day, this

New BC millionaires

Jun 2, 2018 / 6:34 am

Photo: Contributed Once again, the $60 million Lotto Max jackpot has gone unclaimed. But, there are several new Maxmillions winners in B.C. No winning ticket was sold for last night's big prize. The draw also offered 50 Maxmillion

Mellencamp at Prospera

May 29, 2018 / 7:00 am

Photo: Contributed Legendary heartland rocker John Mellencamp is returning to Kelowna. The Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer will perform at Prospera Place on Nov. 10, presented by Castanet's sister radio station Okanagan Oldies 103.9. Tickets

Wine Trail on schedule

May 26, 2018 / 6:53 am

Photo: Contributed The City of West Kelowna says work on Phase 2 of the Boucherie Wine Trail is progressing well. About 1,100 metres of water main have been installed, along with 700 metres of storm main, catch basin manholes

Rockin' fun at the PNE

May 25, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Twitter Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition has released its entertainment lineup for this summer's fair, and it's heavy on nostalgia. The annual PNE fair runs from Aug. 18 to Sept 3. “A cornerstone

Cycle for Strong Kids

May 24, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Kelowna gold medallist Kelsey Serwa, Olympic biathlete Julia Ransom and local philanthropist Thomas Budd will be pedalling for dollars at the YMCA’s Cycle for Strong Kids charity event.  The Y’s largest

The Bulldog has landed

May 24, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Langtree, New Jersey Click here to view gallery Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed   "The Bulldog" has arrived in Kelowna. After

Going home after a flood

May 23, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: RDKB Flood waters may be receding in parts of Southern B.C., but the problems aren't over for those returning home. Interior Health advises residents that drinking water can be contaminated. Floods may introduce raw

Fat Cat kids fest is back

May 21, 2018 / 6:10 am

Photo: Contributed The Fat Cat Children's Festival returns for its 28th year June 8-9 in Kelowna. The action-packed festival will be held at Waterfront Park, and as always will include all kinds of activities and entertainment for

Cloverdale Rodeo time!

May 17, 2018 / 5:30 am

Photo: Cloverdale Rodeo Dust off your boots, the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair is back.   The May long weekend tradition returns Friday through Monday at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds, in Surrey. Rodeo events include bareback,


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