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Gran Canaria joins the global blackout promoted by Earth Hour on March 24 against climate change

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria will once more join the global blackout to help promote Earth Hour on March 24 by turning off the facades of the Casa Palacio and the Casa de Colón, which will remain in the dark, as will the Literary Cabinet, the Cathedral of Santa Ana, the Basilica of Arucas and the Pérez Galdós Theater, to raise awareness among the population of the need to fight against climate change On Gran Canaria, Earth hour will be from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm and several institutions have joined including the capital’s main municipal offices, the Consistorial...

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An historic agreement with the shepherds to fight fires and remove feral goats

The Cabildo and the shepherds of Gran Canaria have reached an historic agreement whereby they will work together to fight against forest fires, and includes an environmental service for which the shepherds will receive a direct payment, ranging between €20 and €130 per hectare cleared. One hundred shepherds and cheese producers from Gran Canaria met this week at the Finca de Osorio, in Teror, with the president of the Cabildo, Antonio Morales, and the island councillors for Environment and Food Sovereignty, Miguel Angel Rodriguez and Miguel Hidalgo, to present this “Pact without precedents in the Canary Islands, in a...

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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 16-18 March 2018

Spring is in the air and the fruit trees are in bloom… at least on the south of the island where the country roads between Arguineguín and Soria are infused with the magical smells of orange blossom and citrus. I hope you are ready for a busy weekend because there are plenty of events to go out to and explore. Saturday will likely be awash with green and fiddlers for the infamous St.Patrick’s Day celebrations. Elsewhere will be a wine night, rally, carnival festivities, artisan´s fair, cheese fair, watercress fair, and plenty more besides… Enjoy this splendid sunny weekend...

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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 9-11 March 2018

A glorious weekend ahead, so get ready. There are a few big events going on, few more anticipated than the Maspalomas Carnival parade and the big tasty “Gran Canaria Me Gusta” food fair in Las Palmas. Artenara, the island’s highest village, invites you to discover them in the mountains and there is to be beach volley ball at the little Anfi beach 9-11 MARCH, LAS PALMAS  GRAN CANARIA ME GUSTA The “Gran Canaria I like” food fair aims to make known various characteristics and flavoursome aspects of Gran Canaria as well as being a catalysst for professional food and...

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Gran Canaria Me Gusta – Las Palmas Food Fair at INFECAR 9-11 March

The ‘Gran Canaria Me Gusta’ fair returns this weekend in the capital, with the aim of enhancing flavors of the island, “a festival of old-time, avant-garde sensations that returns full of new features” such as the presence of national and international chefs and the installation of a Canarian wrestling ring and planned exhibitions of traditional games. Promoted by the Cabildo and organized at Infecar, the fair is to be held from Friday 9 to Sunday March 11 and brings together a world of exhibitions, tastings and the sale of agricultural produce, livestock and fisheries, including traditional crafts, culture, folklore, sports...

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