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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

Canada has one of the most powerful passports in the world: report

Canada has one of the most powerful passports in the world: report

Passports are ranked by their total visa-free score, as well as visas they may acquire upon arrival. 
Toilet paper, glory holes, moths: The most B.C. Halloween costumes for 2020 (PHOTOS)

Toilet paper, glory holes, moths: The most B.C. Halloween costumes for 2020 (PHOTOS)

This Halloween, there is no shortage of completely original costume ideas to don on the big night. Have a look at our ultra-B.C. collection.
This naked man allegedly stole a pumpkin and ran with it through the street (VIDEO)

This naked man allegedly stole a pumpkin and ran with it through the street (VIDEO)

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, a man says he's seen several bizarre incidents on his security footage.
B.C. confirms 167 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 11,854

B.C. confirms 167 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 11,854

There have been three new health-care facility outbreaks
These hand sanitizers are being recalled Canada-wide due to 'health risks'

These hand sanitizers are being recalled Canada-wide due to 'health risks'

The sanitizers either contain ingredients that are not permitted by Health Canada or are not properly labelled.
These hand sanitizers are being recalled Canada-wide due to 'health risks'

These hand sanitizers are being recalled Canada-wide due to 'health risks'

The sanitizers either contain ingredients that are not permitted by Health Canada or are not properly labelled.
Health Canada warns of 'counterfeit' daily hand sanitizer

Health Canada warns of 'counterfeit' daily hand sanitizer

Hot deal: Flair Airlines offers flights as low as $39 CAD from Vancouver

Hot deal: Flair Airlines offers flights as low as $39 CAD from Vancouver

If you're looking to fly in the province or across the country, Flair Airlines offers several deals that are hard to beat. 
'This cannot stand in our neighbourhood': Vancouver man finds swastika on his apartment building

'This cannot stand in our neighbourhood': Vancouver man finds swastika on his apartment building

"I'm worried about what it represents. The people who are making victims of all of us are getting bolder."
Health Canada warns of 'counterfeit' daily hand sanitizer

Health Canada warns of 'counterfeit' daily hand sanitizer

The hand sanitizer is unauthorized and made with an unknown formulation, which means it may not be effective at killing bacteria and viruses, and may pose serious risks to health.