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Jon Manchester

Jon Manchester


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778-506-2002
Jon has been with Castanet since 2015, when Castanet began its expansion to include bureaus in Vernon, Penticton and Kamloops

He has almost 40 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.

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

He is a regional editor for Castanet and North Okanagan news director.
Latest Articles from Jon Manchester
Vernon woman hospitalized in battle with septic shock

Vernon woman hospitalized in battle with septic shock

Jan 19, 2024 / 4:00 am

Help is being rallied for a Vernon woman battling septic shock. "On Dec. 23, my mom Charlotte Woodson was rushed to Vernon Jubilee Hospital," says her...

Vernon choir to perform Canadian songwriters' classics

Vernon choir to perform Canadian songwriters' classics

Jan 18, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Songs by Canadian greats Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and more will be featured when Vernon's Counterpoint Choir gathers for its Song for a...

Canadian women's U-18 hockey championship coming to Vernon in April

Canadian women's U-18 hockey championship coming to Vernon in April

Jan 18, 2024 / 1:03 pm

The Esso Cup returns to B.C. for the first time since 2013, when Vernon hosts the tournament in April. The Esso Cup is the Canadian national women's...

Thompson-Okanagan communities to share in $51 million to speed up housing construction

Thompson-Okanagan communities to share in $51 million to speed up housing construction

Jan 18, 2024 / 11:56 am

Municipalities across the Thompson-Okanagan and Shuswap will share in $51 million going to communities across B.C. to deliver housing faster. The provincial...

Frigid weather emphasizes need for North Okanagan Rent Bank

Frigid weather emphasizes need for North Okanagan Rent Bank

Jan 18, 2024 / 11:05 am

Recent frigid weather emphasizes the need for the North Okanagan Rent Bank. The Feb. 24, Canadian Mental Health Association 'Coldest Night of the Year'...

New short-term rental rules could hit Predator Ridge hard, says Vernon chamber

New short-term rental rules could hit Predator Ridge hard, says Vernon chamber

Jan 18, 2024 / 10:49 am

Vernon's chamber of commerce says new short-term rental legislation could pose serious risks to resorts that drive North Okanagan tourism. "We are...

Driver dead in Vancouver parkade crash at UBC: police

Driver dead in Vancouver parkade crash at UBC: police

Jan 18, 2024 / 7:14 am

The driver of a car that plunged through a concrete wall at a University of British Columbia parkade in Vancouver on Wednesday has died. University RCMP say the...

More snow, freezing rain for Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island

More snow, freezing rain for Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island

Jan 18, 2024 / 6:10 am

Snowfall warnings may have ended in the Interior, but travel to the coast may still be treacherous today as a freezing rain warning has been issued for the...

Stand Up Vernon starts anti-SOGI letter-writing campaign aimed at School District 22

Stand Up Vernon starts anti-SOGI letter-writing campaign aimed at School District 22

Jan 18, 2024 / 4:00 am

A letter-writing campaign has begun by opponents of sexual orientation and gender identity education policies at Vernon's School District 22. A group...

Multiple accidents reported across North Okanagan as snow blankets area highways

Multiple accidents reported across North Okanagan as snow blankets area highways

Jan 17, 2024 / 4:51 pm

UPDATE: 4:50 p.m. BC Emergency Health Services reports one person was taken to hospital by ambulance in today's crash on Highway 97 near Falkland. UPDATE:...

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