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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

You can get slapped with a $121 fine for not having snow tires on most B.C. highways

You can get slapped with a $121 fine for not having snow tires on most B.C. highways

Winter tires and chains are required on most routes in B.C. starting Oct. 1.
BCCDC identifies 4 recent Vancouver flights for possible COVID-19 exposure

BCCDC identifies 4 recent Vancouver flights for possible COVID-19 exposure

Any travellers returning to B.C. are encouraged to check the public health agency's website for updates about flights identified for the risk of exposure.
A dazzling full 'harvest moon' is set to illuminate Vancouver skies tonight

A dazzling full 'harvest moon' is set to illuminate Vancouver skies tonight

The magic moon has inspired a rather dreamy, beautiful song by Canadian icon Neil Young, too.
Vancouverites can visit Hawaii starting Oct. 15 without quarantining on arrival

Vancouverites can visit Hawaii starting Oct. 15 without quarantining on arrival

But should they?
Vancouverites share snaps of hazy skies from U.S. wildfire smoke (PHOTOS)

Vancouverites share snaps of hazy skies from U.S. wildfire smoke (PHOTOS)

Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
B.C. confirms 125 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 9,138

B.C. confirms 125 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 9,138

3,202 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
Here is what Vancouver's air quality is expected to be like this week

Here is what Vancouver's air quality is expected to be like this week

Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
Public health alert: Salmonella outbreak in humans linked to dog treats

Public health alert: Salmonella outbreak in humans linked to dog treats

Public health alert: Salmonella outbreak in humans linked to dog treats

Public health alert: Salmonella outbreak in humans linked to dog treats

Eight people are sick and one died after coming in contact with dog treats.
Public health alert: Salmonella outbreak in humans linked to dog treats

Public health alert: Salmonella outbreak in humans linked to dog treats

Eight people are sick and one died after coming in contact with dog treats.