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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

Man riding electric scooter collides with coyote in Stanley Park: VPD

Man riding electric scooter collides with coyote in Stanley Park: VPD

While laying injured on the ground, "two coyotes began tugging at the man’s jacket and clothes."
Locals share snaps from 'Supergirl' film set in Vancouver (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Locals share snaps from 'Supergirl' film set in Vancouver (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

"It's been a 'super' morning at my office today."
This map shows where the COVID-19 hotspots are in B.C. (MAP)

This map shows where the COVID-19 hotspots are in B.C. (MAP)

The BCCDC provides an update in the wake of surging cases of COVID-19.
Here is how much you'll pay for a one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver this April

Here is how much you'll pay for a one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver this April

The city continues to see the most expensive rent in Canada.
B.C. confirms 1,005 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 117,080

B.C. confirms 1,005 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 117,080

B.C. has broken the record for active cases in the province again, with 10,081 active cases.
Here is how to see this dazzling meteor shower from Vancouver next week (PHOTOS)

Here is how to see this dazzling meteor shower from Vancouver next week (PHOTOS)

This shower can produce "fireballs."
Hot, hot, hot: B.C. smashed 12 weather records Thursday

Hot, hot, hot: B.C. smashed 12 weather records Thursday

It's about to get even warmer in Vancouver, too.
Protesters plan to block Granville Street Bridge, embark on 4 day journey to Victoria (MAPS)

Protesters plan to block Granville Street Bridge, embark on 4 day journey to Victoria (MAPS)

The journey will involve a ferry and walking through the George Massey Tunnel. These maps will show you where they are going.
'There's no margin for error right now': Dr. Bonnie Henry outlines importance of COVID-19 restrictions

'There's no margin for error right now': Dr. Bonnie Henry outlines importance of COVID-19 restrictions

"Travelling is what spreads the virus." 
B.C. confirms 1,205 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 116,075

B.C. confirms 1,205 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 116,075