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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

Here is how fast COVID-19 can spread after a road trip in B.C.  (INFOGRAPHICS)

Here is how fast COVID-19 can spread after a road trip in B.C. (INFOGRAPHICS)

How do you follow something you can't see?
'They work and are safe': UBC expert addresses COVID-19 'vaccine hesitancy' in Canada

'They work and are safe': UBC expert addresses COVID-19 'vaccine hesitancy' in Canada

"Many are concerned about whether or not the vaccine will work, about short- and long-term safety of the vaccine, about its “newness” and the unknowns that come with a new vaccine."
This Vancouver studio is offering free studio space to creatives with great ideas

This Vancouver studio is offering free studio space to creatives with great ideas

Have you got a great idea for art, film, photography, dance or any other creative endeavour, but need a space to make the magic happen?
Here are the 10 weirdest things you can buy on Vancouver Craigslist right now

Here are the 10 weirdest things you can buy on Vancouver Craigslist right now

From a real beaver skull to a Tony Montana decal to a bunch of creepy dolls, Craigslist offers a bevy of strange things
Public health alert: Health Canada recalls sausages due to 'undercooking'

Public health alert: Health Canada recalls sausages due to 'undercooking'

Undercooked food may contain bacterial pathogens that can make you sick.
BC SCPA launches petition to end international trade of exotic birds, wild animals

BC SCPA launches petition to end international trade of exotic birds, wild animals

One toucan was found dead and several birds were without food at Vancouver International Airport last month
This funny cartoon depicts how the rest of Canada views B.C. winters

This funny cartoon depicts how the rest of Canada views B.C. winters

"Oooh! Look! Cherry blossoms."
Gastown store owner uses hilarious puns on sandwich board after man kicks hole in it

Gastown store owner uses hilarious puns on sandwich board after man kicks hole in it

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. 
One-bedroom apartments in Vancouver average a whopping $1950, report finds

One-bedroom apartments in Vancouver average a whopping $1950, report finds

Vancouver is the most expensive city to rent a one-bedroom apartment in Canada
Keep those gloves handy: Environment Canada updates winter forecast for Vancouver

Keep those gloves handy: Environment Canada updates winter forecast for Vancouver

We could still see some significant snow events in the city