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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

VIDEO: Man screams and swears at staff in B.C. restaurant

VIDEO: Man screams and swears at staff in B.C. restaurant

The hottest calendar in Vancouver will have a new look this year (PHOTOS)

The hottest calendar in Vancouver will have a new look this year (PHOTOS)

"After much deliberation, the VFC decided to go ahead with our 2021 Hall of Flame campaign, but fans can look forward to something a little different than our usual 'cheeky' firefighters' calendar."
A massive party bus with dozens of passengers tried to enter a Downtown Vancouver bar

A massive party bus with dozens of passengers tried to enter a Downtown Vancouver bar

"Take your rolling penthouse party somewhere else."
Man screams and swears at staff in B.C. restaurant (VIDEO)

Man screams and swears at staff in B.C. restaurant (VIDEO)

"There are no words to describe how disgusting this behaviour is."
B.C. confirms 131 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 4,065

B.C. confirms 131 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 4,065

There have been two new outbreaks at long-term health-care facilities.
Employee at Metro Vancouver mall tests positive for COVID-19

Employee at Metro Vancouver mall tests positive for COVID-19

"The safety and health of our employees, tenants, customers and visitors is of the utmost importance for us."
BCCDC  identifies Vancouver flight from Seattle for possible COVID-19 exposure

BCCDC identifies Vancouver flight from Seattle for possible COVID-19 exposure

Any travellers returning to B.C. are encouraged to check the B.C. CDC website for updates about flights with an exposure risk, and those travelling from outside of Canada must arrive prepared with a 14-day self-isolation plan.
You can drink alcohol in one of these 4 Vancouver plazas starting today

You can drink alcohol in one of these 4 Vancouver plazas starting today

Bottoms up!
Hello, sun: Vancouver forecast calls for 7 straight days of sunshine

Hello, sun: Vancouver forecast calls for 7 straight days of sunshine

While Vancouver saw a great deal of dismal weather last week, this week's forecast calls for straight sunshine and toasty temperatures.
Petition to legalize natural psychedelic drugs in Canada signed 13,000 times

Petition to legalize natural psychedelic drugs in Canada signed 13,000 times

"In the midst of an overdose crisis, accompanied by the causes of trauma, anxiety and depression, a wider range of treatment modalities, including those informed by ancient and indigenous knowledge, are urgently needed."