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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

Canada-wide recall issued for these Mexican-produced whole raw onions

Canada-wide recall issued for these Mexican-produced whole raw onions

Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.
Everything B.C. residents need to know about Canada's vaccine passport for travel

Everything B.C. residents need to know about Canada's vaccine passport for travel

Find out everything from what information will be stored in it to how it will be checked and more. ✈️
Two 'extraordinary' storms slated to hit B.C. coast

Two 'extraordinary' storms slated to hit B.C. coast

One storm is described by meteorologists as a "weather bomb."
'The house reeked of urine': B.C. landlord says tenant kept over 100 snakes in rental unit

'The house reeked of urine': B.C. landlord says tenant kept over 100 snakes in rental unit

Plus snakeskin, fur and dead flies, according to the landlord.
B.C. residents can now buy COVID-19 testing kits to use at home (VIDEO)

B.C. residents can now buy COVID-19 testing kits to use at home (VIDEO)

Everything you need to know about B.C.'s first do-it-yourself coronavirus-testing kits.
Brr! AccuWeather releases full winter forecast for Metro Vancouver

Brr! AccuWeather releases full winter forecast for Metro Vancouver

Winter is coming. Are you ready for it? ❄️
Safety alert: Canada-wide recall issued for hand sanitizer due to 'health risks'

Safety alert: Canada-wide recall issued for hand sanitizer due to 'health risks'

Hand sanitizer containing elevated levels of acetaldehyde may increase the risk of cancer.
What B.C. residents need to know about COVID-19 testing when the U.S. border opens

What B.C. residents need to know about COVID-19 testing when the U.S. border opens

Your trip across the border might end up costing you a pretty penny 💸
Speeding driver tells Vancouver police they washed their car and wanted to get the water off

Speeding driver tells Vancouver police they washed their car and wanted to get the water off

The driver was clocked going 113 km/h in a 50 zone
Mixed doses: Dr. Bonnie Henry provides update on vaccines and international travel

Mixed doses: Dr. Bonnie Henry provides update on vaccines and international travel

The United States announced new entry requirements for vaccines Monday