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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

It is legal to farm foxes for their fur in B.C. Here's why they are killed by anal electrocution

It is legal to farm foxes for their fur in B.C. Here's why they are killed by anal electrocution

An FOI reveals that there is interest in opening a fox farm in B.C.
Over 150 travellers to B.C. had issues with 'vaccine certification.' Here's why.

Over 150 travellers to B.C. had issues with 'vaccine certification.' Here's why.

Close to 600 travellers entering Canada had issues, too.
Vancouver tenant says neighbour's loud sex noises 'fill her entire bedroom'

Vancouver tenant says neighbour's loud sex noises 'fill her entire bedroom'

She also here's the couple fight: 'I’m done with you, you know what I’m going to do today, I’m going on Tinder, bye [expletive]."
Protesters plan to block a major bridge in Vancouver on Saturday

Protesters plan to block a major bridge in Vancouver on Saturday

Plan an alternative route this weekend.
Hot Deal: You can fly from Vancouver to Las Vegas for only $99 CAD incl. tax

Hot Deal: You can fly from Vancouver to Las Vegas for only $99 CAD incl. tax

Dreaming of a fun, sunny escape at a steal? ⛱️
Film set near Vancouver Public Library calls for fight scenes and 'atmospheric smoke' (PHOTOS)

Film set near Vancouver Public Library calls for fight scenes and 'atmospheric smoke' (PHOTOS)

Someone who walked through the set says he, "Nearly blacked out and briefly forgot what year it was."
'Vaxed and waxed': Vancouver's No5 strip club welcomes guests back with hilarious signage

'Vaxed and waxed': Vancouver's No5 strip club welcomes guests back with hilarious signage

"The same magic that you came to love before."
Watch NDP leader Jagmeet Singh slay this viral TikTok dance trend (VIDEO)

Watch NDP leader Jagmeet Singh slay this viral TikTok dance trend (VIDEO)

Singh's using smooth moves to signal young people to "make history in the next election."
Vancouver Coastal Health offering vaccination clinic at Playland this weekend

Vancouver Coastal Health offering vaccination clinic at Playland this weekend

Enjoy rides, mini donuts and a dose of vaccine, too. 💉
This B.C. gem is one of only two cities in the world located between two lakes (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

This B.C. gem is one of only two cities in the world located between two lakes (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Here's why you need to visit this place.