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Storms to the west, rain expected on Gran Canaria

October 19, 2014 in News, Weather by The Canary

Storms to the west - ©

Storms to the west – ©

Thunderstorms and lightening in the province of Santa Cruz could be seen throughout the night, last nigh,t from the west coast of Gran Canaria. Although it is 100% expected to come this way, it is unlikely to quite as intense as was experienced in La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera and Tenerife. Gran Canaria remains shielded by mount Teide and on yellow alert as compared to the orange alert throughout the western-most islands.

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An extraordinary and beautiful thing happened today

October 18, 2014 in News, Sunshine by The Canary

DSC_1307The first Maspalomas Camina Contra Cancer de Mama (Walk Against Breast Cancer) was a huge success today. Organised by Shirley Macdonald, the elegant powerhouse behind the event, helped by Jacqueline Lindop and their many devoted staff and friends at Travel shop, Enduria Travel and The Atlantic Experience, this was a glorious day for the English speaking community for which they were joined on a 5km walk by  survivors and supporters, and many native canarians, to shine in solidarity with local Breast Cancer and Gynaecological Cancer support association the ACCM (Asociación Canaria de Cáncer de Mama y Ginecológico) Read the rest of this entry →

Tests confirm that Tenerife nurse does not have Ebola

October 17, 2014 in News by The Canary

Candalaria Patient kevinebThe Government of the Canary Islands’ Ministry of Health have announced, in relation to yesterday’s suspected potential case of Ebola, at the Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria (Tenerife), that results from the first analysis carried out by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III in Madrid have yielded a negative result.  The patient is not currently thought to have contracted the virus. Read the rest of this entry →

First suspected Ebola case in Tenerife, man under observation

October 16, 2014 in News by The Canary

la Candelaria hospital ebolaThe Canary Islands Government has today activated the protocol for suspected cases of Ebola in the Hospital de La Candelaria in Tenerife.

A man considered to be at high risk, has become the first possible Ebola case to reach Tenerife. Juana Maria Reyes, director of the Canary Islands Health Service SCS, said that the Canarian Government would not for the time being provide any personal data on the patient as he had specifically asked that they do not breach patient confidentiality.  However, a spokesman for the Red Cross has confirmed that he is a nurse from a humanitarian organisation. Read the rest of this entry →

Winds from the south, 85% chance of rain by Sunday

October 15, 2014 in News, Weather by The Canary

IMAG1910Cloudy skies are expected to prevail today on the north of the islands, with clear skies elsewhere , according to today’s forecast from AEMET, the Spanish State Meteorological Agency.

Temperatures are expected to change little with maximums in the shade remaining up to around 27º across the archipelago with loose winds blowing north-easterly predicted. Read the rest of this entry →

AEMET warns of a heavy storm in the North Atlantic

October 13, 2014 in News, Weather by The Canary

safe_imageThe Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET has warned that a storm located over the Atlantic ocean, centred west of Newfoundland, is becoming deeply rooted very quickly, with the potential to form what has been termed as an “explosive cyclogenesis” over coming days.  Though cloud and slightly lower temperatures along with a slim chance of showers have arrived in The Canary Islands, the warmth is expected to return as the week wears on, though winds are also expected to increase over the coming weekend. Read the rest of this entry →

Mayor Paco proudly shows off “Woody” for Mogán

October 9, 2014 in News, TV by The Canary

Woody Press ConferenceToday Mayor Paco González at a press conference in Puerto De Mogan presented the soon-to-be-recorded British BBC comedy series “Woody,” as part of one of the best campaigns so far to attract tourists from the UK market.  The presentation was also attended by Don Melchor Camón the Cabildo de Gran Canaria’s Minister for Tourism.
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New BBC Comedy ‘Woody’ being shot in Mogán

October 8, 2014 in News, Sunshine, TV by The Canary


woodyOn Monday, October 13, the municipality of Mogán in the sunny south of Gran Canaria will see filming start on a new BBC comedy television series, named “Woody” after its main character who is described as an eccentric reporter who flees the UK after getting into some trouble and finds refuge in a quiet sunny island paradise, setting the stage for a series of hilarious adventures. Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Healthcare in Spain

October 7, 2014 in News, TV by The Canary

UK-Department-of-HealthThink healthcare when moving to Spain – or it could cost you time, worry and money, warns new video

Living in Spain without having thought about how you will look after your future health could cost you time, worry and money, warns the Department of Health in a new video about the importance of registering for healthcare. Read the rest of this entry →

Prize Winners from “The Long Walk” Thomson & First Choice Charity Raffle

October 7, 2014 in News by The Canary

DSC_1381On Oct 3rd 2014, to mark the beginning of International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Canary News along with more than 50 holiday reps from Thomson Holidays and First Choice were joined by members of TUI, the largest tour operator company in the world, and various others from the tourism industry here on Gran Canaria, including Sunweb, Afrikat, Suncare Central, Blue Explorers Divers and Barbacoa Showbar to walk more than 20km, in arid desert-like conditions, from the picturesque mountain village of Fatága down the ancient dirt track from the mountains to the sea and the Dunes of Maspalomas. Read the rest of this entry →