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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 what could happen if you break Canada's COVID-19 travel quarantine or testing rules

Here is what could happen if you break Canada's COVID-19 travel quarantine or testing rules

What will happen if you break one of the rules?
Here is everyone who doesn't have to provide a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival to Canada

Here is everyone who doesn't have to provide a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival to Canada

Not everyone has to provide proof of a negative result for a COVID-19 test, including persons of 'national interest'
Vancouver gas prices expected to climb in coming weeks: petroleum analysts

Vancouver gas prices expected to climb in coming weeks: petroleum analysts

Petroleum analysts give their forecasts for gas prices in the city
Officials say there is no 'tsunami risk' in B.C. after powerful earthquake in New Zealand (UPDATED)

Officials say there is no 'tsunami risk' in B.C. after powerful earthquake in New Zealand (UPDATED)

The earthquake was upgraded from 8.0 to 8.1 magnitude. 
UBC ranked #3 most filmed location in Canada

UBC ranked #3 most filmed location in Canada

Riverview in Coquitlam came fourth.
Protesters plan to gather in downtown Vancouver today

Protesters plan to gather in downtown Vancouver today

Demonstrators will protest the Norwegian government's failure to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement. 
Sex and COVID-19: BCCDC releases findings of sexual health services survey

Sex and COVID-19: BCCDC releases findings of sexual health services survey

In the first phase of the pandemic, 65 per cent of British Columbian respondents worried about getting COVID-19 during sexual encounters
Graffiti on downtown Vancouver mural sparks outrage on social media

Graffiti on downtown Vancouver mural sparks outrage on social media

"You never ruin another artist's work with your throw-up."
Here is how fast COVID-19 can spread after a pub trivia night in B.C. (INFOGRAPHIC)

Here is how fast COVID-19 can spread after a pub trivia night in B.C. (INFOGRAPHIC)

The visual tool was created following a "superspreader" event in Port Moody
City launches trial of first 'slow zone' in Vancouver with lower speed limit

City launches trial of first 'slow zone' in Vancouver with lower speed limit

Slow down, Vancouver drivers.