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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

Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on when indoor dining could resume in B.C. restaurants

Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on when indoor dining could resume in B.C. restaurants

Public health orders regarding restaurant service in B.C. were amended at the end of March.
Actor Jim Carrey gives car to crew member on Metro Vancouver film set (PHOTO)

Actor Jim Carrey gives car to crew member on Metro Vancouver film set (PHOTO)

"After a heartfelt speech a name was drawn and now Jack is a proud new owner of a brand new Trailblazer."
Over 1,400 travellers were stopped at the new B.C. road checks over the weekend

Over 1,400 travellers were stopped at the new B.C. road checks over the weekend

Two people were turned away but zero fines were issued.
Violent case of road rage between brothers in Metro Vancouver caught on camera (VIDEO)

Violent case of road rage between brothers in Metro Vancouver caught on camera (VIDEO)

Two men, who are brothers, were arrested at the scene and are facing multiple charges.
COVID-19: B.C. to release maps that show hot spots at community level

COVID-19: B.C. to release maps that show hot spots at community level

So far, the maps have only shown COVID-19 'hot spots' in local health areas, rather than at the community health service area level. 
Dr. Bonnie Henry says people are 'paying attention' to new B.C. travel order

Dr. Bonnie Henry says people are 'paying attention' to new B.C. travel order

"The idea is not to fine people."
B.C. confirms 1,759 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 136,100

B.C. confirms 1,759 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 136,100

There were 15 people over the age of 70, three people in their 50s and two people in their 40s who died from COVID-19 over the weekend.
Locals share videos of massive film set on Vancouver's Georgia viaduct (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Locals share videos of massive film set on Vancouver's Georgia viaduct (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

There was a multi-person fight scene in the middle of the street, stunt driving, and much more.
BCCDC identifies 32 new Vancouver flights for possible COVID-19 exposure

BCCDC identifies 32 new Vancouver flights for possible COVID-19 exposure

The list of flights with confirmed cases of the virus continues to grow.
Here is how much sunshine to expect in Vancouver this week

Here is how much sunshine to expect in Vancouver this week

The forecast calls for highs over 20°C this week.