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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

Safeway employee in Vancouver tests positive for COVID-19

Safeway employee in Vancouver tests positive for COVID-19

On its COVID-19 tracker, the company lists all of the recent positive cases as well as the stores that the employees work at.
Firefighters continue to battle massive fire in Vancouver (PHOTOS)

Firefighters continue to battle massive fire in Vancouver (PHOTOS)

Due to the smoke, people with respiratory issues should avoid the area or remain indoors with windows closed. Drivers should also avoid the area.
Firefighters respond to second alarm fire at Main and Broadway

Firefighters respond to second alarm fire at Main and Broadway

Drivers are advised to avoid the area. 
BC SPCA caring for five squirrels who had their tails stuck together in tree sap

BC SPCA caring for five squirrels who had their tails stuck together in tree sap

Not just credits: WestJet to issue refunds to Canadians for COVID flight cancellations

Not just credits: WestJet to issue refunds to Canadians for COVID flight cancellations

The WestJet Group of Companies said that it will begin providing refunds to the original form of payment for those guests with flights cancelled by WestJet and Swoop, from any time period, as a result of the pandemic.
SPCA caring for 5 squirrels who had their tails stuck together in tree sap

SPCA caring for 5 squirrels who had their tails stuck together in tree sap

It took Wild ARC's rehab team over an hour to carefully separate the squirrels’ tails without injuring them further
B.C. confirms 203 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 12,057

B.C. confirms 203 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 12,057

Officials say 4,294 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases
Canada has one of the most powerful passports in the world: report

Canada has one of the most powerful passports in the world: report

Passports are ranked by their total visa-free score, as well as visas they may acquire upon arrival. 
B.C. confirms 203 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 12,057

B.C. confirms 203 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 12,057

4,294 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
Shoppers Drug Mart employees in Vancouver and Surrey test positive for COVID-19

Shoppers Drug Mart employees in Vancouver and Surrey test positive for COVID-19

If you visited either of the affected locations and believe you may have been infected, it is recommended you self-isolate and monitor for symptoms.