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Gran Canaria forest fires continued through the night, remain active, not yet under control

Ground crews have continued to work throughout the night in areas affected by the Gran Canaria fire, doing what they can to control its advance and stop it from spreading to other points on the island.聽Thanks to the work of more than 300 firefighters and improving weather conditions, developments overnight …

Gran Canaria Wildfire spreads through five municipalities, over 2000 hectares, along a 20km front, causing evacuations

The wildfire first reported on Wednesday afternoon at about ten to two has continued into the night, with fire crews working furiously to try and bring the blaze under control. 聽Efforts have been hampered by high winds and plenty of dry foliage after a long hot summer in the mountains …

Events: 2nd edition of Maspalomas Pet Fair

The highly anticipated 2nd edition of Maspalomas Pet Fair in the urban park is happening 7-8 October. Exhibitions, shows, training, workshops, competitions, gastronomic area, 聽music , kids area and much more. A perfect opportunity to spend a lovely weekend in Parque Sur de Maspalomas and bring your favourite four legged …

Gran Canaria World First in Wind Power installations The ELISA 鈥 ELICAN PROJECT

The Ministry of the Environment last month resolved that the latest prototype of a marine wind tower that is almost ready for installation beside the groundbreaking Canary Islands Oceanic Research Platform, known as PLOCAN in the Jinamar Bay, will not need to produce an environmental impact assessment, which, however, they …

Bob Geldof comes to Las Palmas on December 3 as part of the Arrecife de las M煤sicas Festival

The Arrecife de las M煤sicas Festival聽(Reef of Musics) at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, in Las Palmas, this year celebrates fifteen years of travelling through the sounds of world music, presented by D&D productions who also produce the Maspalomas Soul Festival.聽This year麓s poster includes Bob Geldof, Iberian & Klavier Piano Duo,聽and聽Ra煤l …

Gran Canaria President claims 99% of waste water treated, demands microalgae answers

The president of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria,聽Antonio Morales聽(NC), has expressed his “concern” today regarding waste water discharges in to the sea emphasising that unlike Tenerife聽this island “purifies 99% of the waters that it discharges” and offered guarantees that the treatment is carried out in “optimum conditions聽“. By contrast, Morales …

Events: Clowns in Valsequillo 30 Aug-4 Sep

The picturesque mountain village of Valsequillo, famous usually for their strawberries, cheeses and almond blossoms, will this week host, from August 30 to September 4, the 11th edition of the International Festival of Clowns “3 days of Far谩ndula 2017”. The program of this extraordinary event includes numerous internationally renowned performance …

Canarian airports registered more than 3.8 Million passenger journeys in July

Canary Islands airports serviced 3,842,552 passenger journeys during July, representing an increase of 9.4% over the same period of 2016, according to data released by Spanish airport authority AENA.聽Of the total number of commercial passenger journeys (3,810,354), 2,373,577 were international travelers, reflecting a 7.3%聽rise and 1,436,777 flew from or to …

Experts tackling fertiliser ship fire report positively

Specialists from the Netherlands and Gibraltar, deployed by US company Resolve Marine, are now inside the stricken vessel, MV Cheshire, which has been drifting south of the archipelago since Monday, August 14, from where they have been assessing the situation and studying how to proceed. The ship’s owners, Bibby Line …