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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

A few campers remain on Strathcona Park's west side after deadline

A few campers remain on Strathcona Park's west side after deadline

The deadline to move all existing tents from the west side of the park was at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17.
Here's what travellers can expect during a 'government-approved' hotel quarantine in Vancouver

Here's what travellers can expect during a 'government-approved' hotel quarantine in Vancouver

Hotels aren't required to provide or deliver alcohol or cannabis to your room.
Transport Canada fines two travellers over $7,000 for 'false or misleading COVID-19 test'

Transport Canada fines two travellers over $7,000 for 'false or misleading COVID-19 test'

The individuals knowingly boarded a flight to Canada from Mexico on Jan. 23 after having tested positive for COVID-19 only a few days before their flight.
British Columbians less likely to follow COVID-19 restrictions than other provinces: survey

British Columbians less likely to follow COVID-19 restrictions than other provinces: survey

From a list of 11 possible spring break activities, the survey finds that a firm majority (63%) of Canadians are at least considering doing at least some of the activities on the list.
Government releases list of approved hotels for travellers to quarantine in Canada

Government releases list of approved hotels for travellers to quarantine in Canada

The government has also outlined what will be included in the whopping $2,000 price tag.
Local photographer showcases spellbinding snaps of Vancouver (PHOTOS)

Local photographer showcases spellbinding snaps of Vancouver (PHOTOS)

This local photographer shows how the city is beautiful in every type of weather.
Woman sexually assaulted in Metro Vancouver park after man produces weapon

Woman sexually assaulted in Metro Vancouver park after man produces weapon

Before RCMP arrived, the man had fled the scene. 
You can help name the adorable RCMP puppies for 2021 (PHOTOS)

You can help name the adorable RCMP puppies for 2021 (PHOTOS)

Help name these future furry crime-fighting friends!
Coyote bites jogger on Stanley Park seawall

Coyote bites jogger on Stanley Park seawall

He suffered a bite to his right calf and was treated at a hospital.
Here are the 15 most sought-after jobs in Vancouver right now

Here are the 15 most sought-after jobs in Vancouver right now

If you’re looking for work right now, some critical jobs are experiencing a surge during the global crisis.