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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

Batwoman shoot in Downtown Vancouver calls for 'exposed weapons' tomorrow

Batwoman shoot in Downtown Vancouver calls for 'exposed weapons' tomorrow

The scenes call for  "exterior dialogue, fight, and driving scene," as well as atmospheric smoke and exposed weapons. 
B.C. extends its 'stronger' provincewide restrictions in wake of surging COVID-19 cases

B.C. extends its 'stronger' provincewide restrictions in wake of surging COVID-19 cases

"This will be a surprise to no one."
B.C. to start doing roadside checks to ensure people are staying in their communities

B.C. to start doing roadside checks to ensure people are staying in their communities

This will be conducted through random audits and there will be a fine if you are travelling outside of your area.
Canada-wide recall issued for hand sanitizer brand due to 'health risks'

Canada-wide recall issued for hand sanitizer brand due to 'health risks'

The product is not authorized to contain technical-grade ethanol. 
Man shoots girlfriend multiple times with BB gun, trashes her Vancouver apartment: VPD

Man shoots girlfriend multiple times with BB gun, trashes her Vancouver apartment: VPD

Police say the suspect was armed with a crossbow and is at large.
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.