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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.¬†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. ¬†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, ¬†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 President claims 99% of waste water treated, demands microalgae answers

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

Property owners in tourist zones urged to confirm their rights to residential use or risk losing it

This summer the Government of The Canary Islands passed into law their latest legislation surrounding tourist properties and tourism land. ¬†Property owners in tourism areas remember well the chaos that ensued on the south of Gran Canaria a couple of years ago when San Bartolom√© de Tirajana, the town hall …

High Temperatures Forecast: Health Department warns of risks from heat

The Canary Islands Government Ministry of Health have¬†issued warnings of potential risk to health from a heatwave in coming days with high temperatures expected to trigger the regional government’s Plan for Prevention of the Effects of High Temperatures on People’s Health that is in force every year from June 1. …

Spanish Unions call for 25 days of AENA airport strikes from September 15

Trade unions representing airport workers, the CCOO¬†,¬†UGT¬†and¬†USO,¬†have announced they are preparing to make effective their threat to convene a 25-day strike affecting the main Spanish Airport Authority, AENA, starting from 15 September.¬†The strike call went out to 8,200 employees of the primary public-private airport management company in Spain. Unions say …

Scientist categorically states “there is a relationship between the outcropping of tropical cyanobacteria colonies and the discharges”

Last week was an interesting week on Tenerife. ¬†It began, as so many crises in tourism do, with sensationalist reports in the British tabloid press, this time claiming beach closures due to harmful “microalgae”. ¬†Some publications even published stories of “flesh eating sea fleas” attacking a swimmer in Australia,¬†alongside the …

Government Subdelegate to Santa Cruz de Tenerife “There is a link between microalgae and discharges”

“There is no doubt,”¬†says the Spanish Government’s sub-delegate to the¬†Canary Islands, for Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Guillermo D√≠az Guerra, who was himself a health inspector,¬†“There is no doubt that there is¬†a link between the appearance of microalgae and discharges of untreated water” in statements being¬†reported today¬†“due to pollution, microalgae is …

Morocco challenges maritime frontiers of The Canary Islands, attempting to control the Western Sahara sea

On 6 July, the Moroccan Government approved a bill and a decree to delimit the maritime frontier of the Canary Islands and to bring under its control the waters off ‚Äč‚Äčthe Western Sahara coast, a determination that a Moroccan government spokesman called “a sovereign decision of political character and with …

Maspalomas launches innovative project to regulate feral cat colonies in the municipality

This Monday, Local Councilor for Sanitation and Public Health, Jos√© Francisco P√©rez L√≥pez, met with cat colony carers in San Bartolom√© de Tirajana to begin an official sterilisation and counseling project following the recently approved Control of cat colonies resolution in the southern municipality This meeting informed volunteers, feeders and …

Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival 2017 Program Guide

TheCanaryNews.com¬†Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival 2017 Program Guide – Download PDF¬† The Maspalomas Soul Festival started in 2015 as an initiative from multi-award winning events producers DD&Company Productions, working with the local town hall of San BartolomeŐĀ de Tirajana. Having produced the Canary Islands editions of WOMAD (World Music and …