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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

How do cats get coronavirus? The BCCDC needs your help examining transmission

How do cats get coronavirus? The BCCDC needs your help examining transmission

How do cats get coronavirus?
Protestors gather in Vancouver at fifth year mark of B.C.'s overdose death emergency (PHOTOS)

Protestors gather in Vancouver at fifth year mark of B.C.'s overdose death emergency (PHOTOS)

There was a "moment of silence for 7,000 people we’ve lost since 2016."
B.C. confirms 1,168 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 114,870

B.C. confirms 1,168 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 114,870

There are 9,821 active cases of COVID-19 in the province
'Beautiful alien scars': Vancouver-born musician Grimes shares striking tattoo (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

'Beautiful alien scars': Vancouver-born musician Grimes shares striking tattoo (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

"It'll be red for a few [weeks]."
Here is how hot it is expected to get in Vancouver this weekend

Here is how hot it is expected to get in Vancouver this weekend

Get ready for some toasty temperatures this weekend.
Indoor dining restrictions to be extended across B.C. due to surging COVID-19 cases

Indoor dining restrictions to be extended across B.C. due to surging COVID-19 cases

The new restrictions do not affect restaurants from offering outdoor or patio dining or take-out and delivery services.
'Shana’s killers are still out there': Family of 22-year-old victim in Surrey shooting appeals to public

'Shana’s killers are still out there': Family of 22-year-old victim in Surrey shooting appeals to public

"The last two months have been the most difficult two months of our lives."
COVID-19: Canadian company testing vaccine candidates that target variant strains

COVID-19: Canadian company testing vaccine candidates that target variant strains

The company's vaccine platform will target the major COVID-19 strains.
Cloverdale Rodeo fairgrounds to be used for 'mass vaccinations' in 2021

Cloverdale Rodeo fairgrounds to be used for 'mass vaccinations' in 2021

This year's rodeo will be cancelled to allow more people to get vaccinated.
B.C. confirms 873 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 113,702

B.C. confirms 873 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 113,702

There are 9,756 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.