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Elana Shepert

Elana Shepert

Elana is a reporter for Vancouver Is Awesome who currently lives in East Vancouver. A life-long Metro Vancouverite, she has an affinity for travel, animals, and events. Before she started working for V.I.A., Elana was the managing editor at 604 Now. Prior to that, she worked as a travel agent and travel writer, where she visited 19 countries across the globe. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University with a double major in English and Political Science, as well as a certificate in New Media Journalism.

Recent Work by Elana

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak Royal Columbian Hospital

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak Royal Columbian Hospital

Fraser Health has also declared an outbreak at a B.C. jail, where 20 individuals in custody have tested positive for the virus.
Vancouverites can't get enough of the viral Bernie Sanders snap (PHOTOS)

Vancouverites can't get enough of the viral Bernie Sanders snap (PHOTOS)

Here are some of the best takes on the popular photo from around B.C.
Two Vancouver Value Village employees help return over $85,000 to owner

Two Vancouver Value Village employees help return over $85,000 to owner

"It appears the money was stashed away 25 years ago, or longer, and was forgotten about by an elderly woman who recently moved into a care home."
B.C. driver with 'N' license caught speeding 122 km/h in 50 zone

B.C. driver with 'N' license caught speeding 122 km/h in 50 zone

"The driver told the officer they were celebrating receiving their license that very day."
B.C. woman's glowing review of jail appears on The Tonight Show Starring Fallon

B.C. woman's glowing review of jail appears on The Tonight Show Starring Fallon

"Keep in mind a Canadian jail is basically just a Courtyard Marriott," said Fallon.
Brr! It is going to feel like a frigid -7°C in Vancouver tonight

Brr! It is going to feel like a frigid -7°C in Vancouver tonight

The City of Vancouver is opening additional indoor spaces for people experiencing homelessness. 
Canadians rank in top 3 of world's most stressed, anxious, and sad people: report

Canadians rank in top 3 of world's most stressed, anxious, and sad people: report

Report finds that a significant number of Canadians felt stressed, anxious and sad during the pandemic
Aggressive coyote in Stanley Park nips jogger's pants

Aggressive coyote in Stanley Park nips jogger's pants

Coyote sightings in the park are not unusual, but coyotes pursuing people is not normal behaviour.
Petition calls for B.C. to lock provincial borders to non-essential travel

Petition calls for B.C. to lock provincial borders to non-essential travel

Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U.S. border extended to Feb. 21, 2021

Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U.S. border extended to Feb. 21, 2021

Restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States will be extended until at least Feb. 21, 2021.