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Seeking volunteers to help replant trees after the Gran Canaria fire…

Would you like to volunteer to help in the official reforestation effort on Gran Canaria?  The official Cabildo project is called Greening Gran Canaria.  The Canary is working with the Volunteer Network Gran Canaria, and the Nabojelpen project in Arguineguín, to organise community involvement from English speaking residents on the island, with transport funded by donations to The Long Walk 2017. If you would like to be included in future communications regarding this effort, please email GreeningGranCanaria@TheCanaryGuide.com The Cabildo has opened a reforestation project for Gran Canaria to citizen participation, with a calendar of actions that will begin in areas affected...

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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 17-19 November 2017

It’s a busy November weekend ahead, the forecast looks promising with lovely winter weather (highs in the mid 20s) expected. Many events are going on around the island. There is a 3-day Vintage Festival in San Fernando, Telde is celebrating their patron saint festivities so Friday is also a local holiday in the municipality. Flavours of the world- offers top nosh in the heart of Playa del Inglés on Friday, Valsequillo are showing off their best with a local business fair on Sunday and the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets off towards the warm waters of the Caribbean on Sunday...

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Canary Islands law to prohibit cockfights, circuses with animals, and to better manage animal welfare

There have been a number of very progressive actions over the last year when it comes to animal protection, rescue and legislation.  The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has been particularly active in assessing and spearheading actions to reduce the numbers of animals being abandoned and destroyed as well as developing policies and guidelines to ensure animal protection associations are well run and regulated.  On Monday more great news was announced from the Autonomous Regional Government, aiming to further protect animals from cruelty and set standards around which future generations can be educated and better informed. The Canarian Government has declared...

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22 year old detained for property rental scams in Las Palmas

Policia Nacional last week detained a 22-year-old man, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with the initials KJVO, alleged to be perpetrator of four scams related to holiday rental homes. The man apparently has 35 prior records for similar crimes committed on Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Palma and El Hierro. The individual rented real estate for small periods of time and once in possession of the keys he sub-leased them to third parties for a long term contract, managing to collect up to €3,900 in advance payments. The investigation began after a complaint from three injured parties, the...

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Brits account for 30% of total tourist turnover in the Canary Islands

British tourists who travel to the Canary Islands spent a total of €4.5 billion last year, 30% of total tourist turnover. The Canary Islands Government Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sports, Isaac Castellano, stated during this year’s World Travel Market in London that the level of spending has not reduced since the ‘Brexit’ referendum last year, remaining around €1,073 per trip The Minister for Tourism also said that “the loyalty of British tourists to the Canary Islands is beyond doubt, with 84% being repeaters, and turnover having grown since 2010 by 69%.” Of the more than 5 million British tourists who...

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