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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

B.C. confirms 139 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 7,842

B.C. confirms 139 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 7,842

Health officials are also reporting 40 historic cases that were tested between Aug. 11 and Sept. 16 for people who did not have personal health numbers.
VPD seek witnesses to murder of 23-year-old Vancouver man

VPD seek witnesses to murder of 23-year-old Vancouver man

Vancouver saw its 12th, 13th, and 14th homicides this year occur all within the same hour, on the same day this week.
VCH warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at The King’s Head Public House

VCH warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at The King’s Head Public House

People who visited the Kitsilano pub in the first week of September may have been exposed to the virus
Employee at Thrifty Foods in South Surrey tests positive for COVID-19

Employee at Thrifty Foods in South Surrey tests positive for COVID-19

"We will continue to update the COVID-19 tracker below to be transparent with you where we have been notified of cases of COVID-19 in our stores."
Vancouver forecast calls for thunderstorms, widespread smoke, rain

Vancouver forecast calls for thunderstorms, widespread smoke, rain

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the tenth day in a row for Metro Vancouver due to several wildfires burning south of the border.
BCCDC identifies 6 new Vancouver flights for possible COVID-19 exposure

BCCDC identifies 6 new Vancouver flights for possible COVID-19 exposure

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is warning airline passengers they may have been exposed to COVID-19 on recent Vancouver flights.
40-year-old B.C. man thinks he had COVID-19 and it feels like 'breathing through gravel'

40-year-old B.C. man thinks he had COVID-19 and it feels like 'breathing through gravel'

"There were a few times when I woke up and kind of accepted, 'This is the day I might die."
Watch the wildfire smoke blanket Metro Vancouver in this satellite time-lapse

Watch the wildfire smoke blanket Metro Vancouver in this satellite time-lapse

Perspective is everything.
TransLink announces names chosen for Broadway Subway stations

TransLink announces names chosen for Broadway Subway stations

The Broadway extension will be able to carry more than three times the number of passengers than the bus.
Individual tests positive for COVID-19 at Surrey Secondary School

Individual tests positive for COVID-19 at Surrey Secondary School

The Surrey superintendent explained in a comment why he didn't characterize the latest notification as "low risk."