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Author: The Canary

Invest in your health

SPONSORED POST:  Some people are mainly focused on the price when they look for a health insurance and they decide to contract the cheapest one, but… Watch Out! Inexpensive health insurances are available on the market at the time of contracting the policy, but as the person gets older the price of the policies drastically increases considering the change to a higher age bracket. ASSSA does not increase the price due to age, which means that the premium will remain the same age bracket that you contracted at the beginning. In the end you will pay a lower amount...

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The water supply in Mogán smells of chlorine!

“This is one of the many expressions that have been used by residents of El Horno neighborhood in recent days when they turn on a tap and get bleach instead of water,” say the opposition Partido Popular (PP) de Mogán on social networks, according to reports from Spanish language news portal MaspalomasNews.com. “For weeks, the residents of this town in the Arguineguín ravine have been complaining about the amount of chlorine contained in the water supply,” they add. The opposition party, led locally by councilman Maicol Santana Araña, report that sanitary regulations for water meant for human consumption obliges...

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‘Ophelia’ the closest hurricane to the Canary Islands ever recorded

‘Ophelia’ has been named as the hurricane to come the closest ever to the Canary Islands since records began, say climatologists. The warm African winds currently over the archipelago may well have acted as a buffer that helped ensure ‘Ophelia’ did not come any closer, protecting us from its tail end. Some suspect that Ophelia herself was the cause of that hot air being sucked up from the African interior. The now level 2, Ophelia, will make her closest approach to the peninsular coasts of Spain and Portugal between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, expected to generate winds of...

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Could the recent hot Calima winds in The Canaries be connected to the mid-atlantic hurricane headed for ireland?

As the 30th anniversary approaches of the hurricane winds that battered the UK in 1987, England has been enjoying unusually warm 20˚C autumn temperatures.  Here on Gran Canaria two days of sweltering heat will begin to dissipate, after an unexpected heatwave with temperatures now at last beginning to descend towards normal for mid October. The strange white mist that blanketed the islands from Thursday, brought desert dust and sand blown on winds from the east and south-east, from the Saharan Air Layer, trapping warmth and blocking out the sun for many.  A phenomenon locals know as Calima. The summits...

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The Canary Weekend Tips Oct 13-15

It’s a long weekend ahead for many on Gran Canaria, with the National Day falling on a Thursday many will have taken the Friday off as well to get a long “puente” bridge weekend. Many in the English speaking community will be donning their training shoes to join in with the big charity fund raising weekend and the Walk against Cancer, Caminata contra El Cancer. Looks like it will be nice and hot as well as yet another heatwave blesses us … once again with  temperatures soaring into the 30˚Cs and higher. Here are few selected events happening throughout...

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