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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

Powerful short film depicts the experience of trauma survivors though dance (VIDEO)

Powerful short film depicts the experience of trauma survivors though dance (VIDEO)

The Vancouver-based filmmaker expresses how trauma survivors may not fully recover and many of them turn to substances leading to addiction.
Air Canada to offer direct flights to Hawaii from Vancouver starting in September

Air Canada to offer direct flights to Hawaii from Vancouver starting in September

Aloha!
72% of Canadians say 'vaccine passports' will make travel, large events safe

72% of Canadians say 'vaccine passports' will make travel, large events safe

Are you counting the days until you can travel internationally again? 
Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on social gatherings in B.C. over the summer months

Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on social gatherings in B.C. over the summer months

"Slowly, gradually."
'So stupid': Metro Vancouverites react to White Rock closing lane on Marine Drive

'So stupid': Metro Vancouverites react to White Rock closing lane on Marine Drive

"Emergency vehicles are going to have a great time navigating through traffic."
Here is how much you'll pay for a one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver this May

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

The city continues to see the most expensive rent in Canada.
Will B.C. soon change mask mandate as vaccination rate increases?

Will B.C. soon change mask mandate as vaccination rate increases?

Henry addressed B.C.'s mask mandate, including if we'll soon drop the requirement like in the U.S.
Vancouverites share videos of Free Palestine rally that drew hundreds of people (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Vancouverites share videos of Free Palestine rally that drew hundreds of people (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Another rally is planned for this Saturday in Vancouver.
B.C. confirms 587 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 137,810

B.C. confirms 587 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 137,810

BREAKING: There has been a second case of VITT in B.C.
Locals share snaps of massive pirate ship on Richmond film set (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Locals share snaps of massive pirate ship on Richmond film set (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

A video shows people dangling from cranes who appear to be "rehearsing a flying scene."