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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

BCCDC identifies 8 new Vancouver flights for possible COVID-19 exposure

BCCDC identifies 8 new Vancouver flights for possible COVID-19 exposure

Any travellers returning to B.C. are encouraged to check the BC Centre for Disease Control's website for updates about flights identified for the risk of exposure.
Brr! Vancouver forecast calls for a frigid -2°C low on Saturday night

Brr! Vancouver forecast calls for a frigid -2°C low on Saturday night

This winter is also expected to be a La Niña winter, which generally means that the south coast of B.C. will see cooler temperatures throughout the winter.
'He was revived': Vancouverites rescue drowning dog from English Bay (PHOTO)

'He was revived': Vancouverites rescue drowning dog from English Bay (PHOTO)

Some stories have happy endings.
Giant 'murder-hornet' with painful sting discovered in B.C. (VIDEO)

Giant 'murder-hornet' with painful sting discovered in B.C. (VIDEO)

The first-ever Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S. was discovered late yesterday just south of the B.C. border in Washington.
B.C. confirms 223 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 12,554

B.C. confirms 223 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 12,554

There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks and two new community outbreaks.
Police release video of suspect in two sexual assaults in Vancouver (VIDEO)

Police release video of suspect in two sexual assaults in Vancouver (VIDEO)

Vancouver Police have released surveillance footage of the suspect
It's snow time: It snowed in parts of Metro Vancouver this morning (VIDEOS)

It's snow time: It snowed in parts of Metro Vancouver this morning (VIDEOS)

Snow is also possible early this afternoon.
Two women sexually assaulted this week in Vancouver, police search for suspect

Two women sexually assaulted this week in Vancouver, police search for suspect

“Thankfully, these women were not physically injured but the emotional and mental distress they have to endure is concerning.”
Fly like a rock star: Air Canada opening 'premium Jetz service' to commercial passengers

Fly like a rock star: Air Canada opening 'premium Jetz service' to commercial passengers

Jetz aircraft typically transport customers such as professional sports teams, popular musical groups on tour, and corporate clients on a charter basis.
Enter an illuminated wonderland with over a million twinkling lights at Glow Gardens

Enter an illuminated wonderland with over a million twinkling lights at Glow Gardens

This year, Glow invites you to take a walk on the wild side at the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove.