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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

B.C. man says temperature-taking for COVID-19 is discriminatory, experts weigh in

B.C. man says temperature-taking for COVID-19 is discriminatory, experts weigh in

"The more you actually understand this virus, the more you begin to know that temperature-taking is not effective at all," said Canada's top doctor, Dr. Theresa Tam.
Vandals deface lions in Vancouver's Chinatown with racist graffiti again

Vandals deface lions in Vancouver's Chinatown with racist graffiti again

On the "Day of Action Against Racism" in Vancouver, vandals have defaced the Chinatown Lions for a second time.
B.C. confirms 4 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 2,562

B.C. confirms 4 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 2,562

There have been no new deaths.
Fill 'er up: Northern B.C. city has nine of 10 lowest gas prices at 92.9

Fill 'er up: Northern B.C. city has nine of 10 lowest gas prices at 92.9

Now, that is low.
Suspect allegedly pulls knife on employee, steals 13 bottles of booze: VPD

Suspect allegedly pulls knife on employee, steals 13 bottles of booze: VPD

The 13 bottles of alcohol she attempted to steal were worth almost $900.
Fill 'er up: This B.C. gas station has dropped to 91.8 cents per litre

Fill 'er up: This B.C. gas station has dropped to 91.8 cents per litre

Now, that is low.
31 awe-inspiring Vancouver sunset snaps that take your breath away (PHOTOS)

31 awe-inspiring Vancouver sunset snaps that take your breath away (PHOTOS)

SPCA helps discover 'new feline virus' after outbreak in B.C.

SPCA helps discover 'new feline virus' after outbreak in B.C.

Staff became concerned when eight cats fell ill on a single day in at the BC SPCA in Vancouver, presenting symptoms similar to a human “stomach flu” – vomiting, diarrhea, followed by recovery within a few days in most cases.
Move over 'murder hornet': This insect packs a painful sting in Vancouver (VIDEO)

Move over 'murder hornet': This insect packs a painful sting in Vancouver (VIDEO)

Mayor Kennedy declares May 29 'Day of Action Against Racism' in Vancouver

Mayor Kennedy declares May 29 'Day of Action Against Racism' in Vancouver

"As a city, we need to unite to address racism and recognize that people of all ethnicities, cultures and faiths contribute to Vancouver’s strength and well-being," said Kennedy.