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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

The Grouse Grind is opening this month for the 2020 season

The Grouse Grind is opening this month for the 2020 season

"It will be a different hiking experience than usual."
Suspects wanted for violent sexual assault and kidnapping in Vancouver: VPD

Suspects wanted for violent sexual assault and kidnapping in Vancouver: VPD

Before she managed to escape, the survivor of the assault was directed at gunpoint into a tent where she was held against her will, beaten, and sexually assaulted with a weapon for more than 15 hours. 
Vancouver Police bust driver with pistol, rifle with silencer at traffic stop

Vancouver Police bust driver with pistol, rifle with silencer at traffic stop

Police officers quickly learn that there is no such thing as a simple traffic stop.
Vancouver gears up parking enforcement as traffic volumes rise

Vancouver gears up parking enforcement as traffic volumes rise

COVID-19 restrictions may be easing up in Vancouver, but the City warns that parking enforcement is ramping up.
'I’d be lost': Homeless people fight port authority for right to remain by Vancouver Park

'I’d be lost': Homeless people fight port authority for right to remain by Vancouver Park

Crab Park camper Ryan says that if the tent city is removed: “I’d be lost, lonely, looking for my friends, worrying. No cell phone, no communications. Me and my dog would be walking the streets, all the shelters will be full."
B.C. confirms 9 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 2,632

B.C. confirms 9 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 2,632

There have been no new deaths.
Surrey RCMP report 122% increase in child pornography cases in 3 years

Surrey RCMP report 122% increase in child pornography cases in 3 years

“Children and young people can be especially vulnerable to exploitation and luring because they are unaware of the potential for predatory sexual behaviour,” said Staff Sergeant Lyndsay O’Ruairc of the Surrey RCMP Vulnerable Persons Section.
Largest indoor amusement park in Metro Vancouver opens tomorrow

Largest indoor amusement park in Metro Vancouver opens tomorrow

"Things will be a little different than what we had originally planned but our goal to provide a fun and safe facility remains."
Goodbye, sun: Vancouver forecast calling for a wet weekend

Goodbye, sun: Vancouver forecast calling for a wet weekend

Keep your umbrella handy.
Disturbing video shows racist taunts in B.C. city (VIDEO)

Disturbing video shows racist taunts in B.C. city (VIDEO)

Warning: This post contains disturbing content.