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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

You can view the largest bald eagle gathering in the world in B.C.

You can view the largest bald eagle gathering in the world in B.C.

Over 35,000 eagles pass through the lower Fraser Valley annually.
Vancouver teen remembers the life of late World War II veteran

Vancouver teen remembers the life of late World War II veteran

A local amputee pays tribute to a war veteran who lost both his legs above the knee overseas during the Second World War.
'No pets' policy: What the future of renting with a pet looks like in Vancouver

'No pets' policy: What the future of renting with a pet looks like in Vancouver

"A lot of rental developments are very proudly advertising that they are pet-friendly rentals--because they are acknowledging that pet guardians make better tenants."
Here is why TranLink does not enforce its 'mandatory mask policy'

Here is why TranLink does not enforce its 'mandatory mask policy'

Although some people are exempt from the policy due to an underlying medical condition, others simply ignore the rule.
B.C. confirms 287 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 13,875

B.C. confirms 287 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 13,875

There have been two new COVID-19 related deaths
Halloween weather: Environment Canada releases early Vancouver forecast

Halloween weather: Environment Canada releases early Vancouver forecast

Wanting to have a spooktacular time in Vancouver on All Hallows Eve?
Vancouver's Downtown Eastside pop-up wants your old clothes for a good cause

Vancouver's Downtown Eastside pop-up wants your old clothes for a good cause

Do you have clothes, accessories, or blankets that you don't use anymore?
B.C. formally extends provincial state of emergency again

B.C. formally extends provincial state of emergency again

B.C. is already in the longest state of emergency in provincial history.
B.C. confirms 217 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 13,588

B.C. confirms 217 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 13,588

5,101 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
'100% worth it': Man says he was yelled at for removing white supremacy flyer at SkyTrain

'100% worth it': Man says he was yelled at for removing white supremacy flyer at SkyTrain

He says was yelled at by a white supremacist while he was taking down a flyer that read, "BC is now the most antiwhite place on Earth."