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The Gloria-Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria triathlon and road closures on Saturday 21 April on GC-500 Mogán

The Mogán council has made several maps indicating the restricted access to various locations and road closures this Saturday April 21 between 06:00-14:00. Likewise, the local council are apologising for any inconvenience these measures may cause. Balito area, access to complex Marina Elite Balito is closed from 06:00 to 14:00 with exceptions for urgent and pressing need. It has been decided with the management to channel the entrance and exit of clients through the lower part of the complex, moving clients to the Anfi del Mar area. where client pick ups and drop offs can be completed without difficulties. Access...

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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 20-22 April 2018

Spring is in the air and the weekend ahead looks lovely, with just a few clouds in the sky predicted though there may be the possibility of some rain for the start of next week (according to Spanish State Met Office AEMET ). Not too busy a weekend ahead so perhaps a good time to rest ahead of next weekend’s full calendar of amazing events happening on Gran Canaria, though this weekend has plenty to keep you occupied. Friday 20 April, Arguineguín, Mogán Feria del Libro A Book fair event in Arguineguín will most certainly bring out all the...

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Calls received by 1-1-2 Canaries in other languages increased by 21% last year

The multilingual emergency and security coordination centre service was launched in 1998, and is offered in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish with operators in the on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In order to facilitate assistance to both native and foreign residents and visitors who are in an emergency situation, from last year the 1-1-2 Canary islands has been operating an external multilingual tele-translation system that allows the service to be extended to more than 40 languages. According to data referring to the attention to calls in several foreign languages, calls in English continued to...

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Welcome to the Future: Gran Canaria announce grants for solar panels

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria will agree subsidies for the first time for the installation of photovoltaic panels on homes and industrial buildings, according to the Minister of Energy, Raúl García Brink, during a conference he recently gave as part of the III Jornadas sobre Cooperación y Desarrollo de la Real Sociedad Económica Amigos del País de Gran Canaria.  With amounts ranging up to €200,000 the project is part of the measures adopted by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria to promote the penetration of renewable energy for self-consumption, added the counsellor, who noted that the call will be published most...

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Newsbrief: Gran Canaria will host the filming of six feature films before the summer

The exotic sub-tropical island of Gran Canaria will host six feature film productions before the summe the president of the Cabildo, Antonio Morales, has announced during his visit to the set of the Spanish film ‘Mirage‘ together with the Spanish Government´s delegate to the Canary Islands, Mercedes Roldós, and the general director of Cultural Promotion of the Canarian Government, Aurora Moreno. , Two of the planned productions will be by film companies based in The Canaries, two national producers from Spain and still two more international film companies coming to shoot on the island. The shoots add to an ever growing and prestigious list of film productions filmed on location in Gran Canaria including recent releases: The Titan (Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling and Tom Wilkinson), World War II adventure Allied (Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard) and comedy romp Wild Oats (Demi Moore, Jessica Lange, Shirley MacLaine, and Billy Connolly) which add to the ever growing litany of top films being shot in the archipelago...

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