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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

Man alleges that stranger intentionally coughed in his face (PHOTO)

Man alleges that stranger intentionally coughed in his face (PHOTO)

"I mean here we are, in the middle of a pandemic where people are getting sick and being told to be considerate of others and to stay 2 meters away and to practice proper hygiene etiquette."
Tim Hortons responds after DTES store closed due to “gross misconduct.”

Tim Hortons responds after DTES store closed due to “gross misconduct.”

"This is an unfortunate isolated incident in a very challenging neighbourhood."
'Unacceptable': Man sprays homeless person with hose in Vancouver (VIDEO)

'Unacceptable': Man sprays homeless person with hose in Vancouver (VIDEO)

"My blood was boiling."
London Drugs employee tests positive for COVID-19 in Vancouver

London Drugs employee tests positive for COVID-19 in Vancouver

London Drugs states that a pharmacy staff member at a Downtown Vancouver location has tested positive for COVID-19.
B.C. confirms 92 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 884

B.C. confirms 92 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 884

There has been one more death.
This virtual platform connects pet owners with veterinarians

This virtual platform connects pet owners with veterinarians

“The veterinary profession is essential to ensuring pet health."
This life-saving project aims to build a million ventilators in 90 days

This life-saving project aims to build a million ventilators in 90 days

“If doctors and nurses are to give patients a fighting chance, we want to do everything possible to give them the tools they require."
Here are some examples of proper physical distancing (PHOTOS)

Here are some examples of proper physical distancing (PHOTOS)

Now, that's more like it.
DTES Tim Hortons forced to close due to 'gross misconduct'

DTES Tim Hortons forced to close due to 'gross misconduct'

Individuals and businesses found to be in violation of a City order issued under the State of Emergency bylaw are liable for fines of up to $50,000.
B.C. confirms 67 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 792

B.C. confirms 67 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 792

There have been two more deaths.