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The largest photovoltaic plant in Gran Canaria will produce clean energy in the north from March

The largest photovoltaic facility to have been built on Gran Canaria will be operational by March of 2018 say the Cabildo, and will prevent more than 320 tons of CO2 from being discharged into the atmosphere. In addition, it is the first publicly owned solar plant to be built on the island, as it is the result of a collaboration between the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, the Commonwealth of the North and the Town Council of Gáldar. The project has a budget of €770,000 contributed by the Cabildo through its [commonwealth] Cooperation Plan with the Mancomunidades, in this case...

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SBT Council undertakes improvements to the municipal kennel

The City of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has begun “integral improvements” to the Municipal Kennel located in Tarajea, having authorised a first phase investment of €18,000. The mayor, Marco Aurelio Pérez Sánchez, and Councilor for Public Health, Francisco Pérez López, recently visited the facility to check on progress at the facility following its reopening in 2016 after more than six years being closed. The municipal shelter, now managed by Snoopy Veterinary Clinic, has a capacity of 25 places for abandoned dogs. Included in the improvements made at the installation, were the enlargement of some enclosures to facilitate better transit...

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Gran Canaria airport’s new record facilitating 13 million passenger journeys in 2017

Gran Canaria Airport received it’s 13 millionth passenger journey for 2017 on December 27th, breaking all previous records, exceeding last years record by nearly one million passenger journeys. The figure, announced by AENA, the Spanish Airport Authority, includes all flights dealt with by the airport, both departures and arrivals, so the Cabildo de Gran Canaria estimates that some 6.5 million individual passengers have travelled through the airport, 70% of whom are thought to have been tourists. This number puts Gran Canaria well on track to surpass last year’s record breaking year, with the president of the Tourist Board, Inés...

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Events: Reyes de Magos “The Three King’s” on Gran Canaria

This is the most magical time of the year for Spanish kids. The tradition here is that Los Reyes Magos, known as the Three Wise Men or the Three Kings in English, are actually the ones who bring children their gifts on the Day of the Epiphany, which is the 6th of January. This is the day when Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar bring their gifts. They arrive in a bewildering number of ways, some by boat, by air, by camel, by parachute, by helicopter, by bike and Street Parades in every major town commemorate the arrival of these wise men from...

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Gran Canaria’s main animal shelter to have a veterinary training centre in 2018

Gran Canaria Cabildo’s Insular Animal shelter will, from the first quarter of 2018, include a veterinarian education centre, newly created in collaboration with the island’s official College of Veterinarians de Las Palmas and the University of Las Palmas. The creation of this centre is one of the progressive novelties presented by the Cabildo for the continuing improvement of the management of abandoned animals on Gran Canaria coinciding with the first year following the management change at the shelter, derived from a significant change of model, which has seen reported decline in the number of animals being euthanised on the...

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