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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

Protestors plan to block Granville Street Bridge, embark on 4 day journey to Victoria (MAPS)

Protestors plan to block Granville Street Bridge, embark on 4 day journey to Victoria (MAPS)

The journey will involve a ferry and walking through the George Massey Tunnel. These maps will show you where they are going.
'There's no margin for error right now': Dr. Bonnie Henry outlines importance of COVID-19 restrictions

'There's no margin for error right now': Dr. Bonnie Henry outlines importance of COVID-19 restrictions

"Travelling is what spreads the virus." 
B.C. confirms 1,205 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 116,075

B.C. confirms 1,205 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 116,075

BMW spotted heading down pedestrian walkway along False Creek (VIDEO)

BMW spotted heading down pedestrian walkway along False Creek (VIDEO)

"What are you doing."
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.