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Gran Canaria’s great work reducing animal abandonment and promoting responsible animal care

Editor’s Opening Comment: It has long been known that irresponsible animal owners on Gran Canaria have been a huge problem, and until recently it was simply left to, often well meaning, groups and individuals to try and stem the seemingly relentless flow of dogs and cats dumped without care, who more often then not would end up being caught and then destroyed. Following a very serious incident last year, when a privately run “rescue” association sent at least one animal to Norway which, despite apparently having all the correct veterinary certifications, turned out to actually be carrying heart worm,...

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Milestone time for Shearwater chicks right now

Each year at this time, hundreds of shearwater (pardela) chicks fall or crash ashore while learning to fly for the very first time. They can become easily disoriented by the nocturnal lights of human activity. Without help, most do not know how to take flight again. More than 50 shearwaters were released this Monday 30 October, at Playa de la Laja near the capital Las Palmas, to meet the sea for the first time. The release coincided with the Pardelas del Cabildo Campaign, an activity that is repeated every year around these dates, that has already helped in the rescue...

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Events : Noche de Finaos – Halloween on Gran Canaria 2017

A most traditional celebration this week on the island, where families gather and tell each other stories of the family members long departed, ancestors of note, parents, grand parents and the occasional spooky ghost story.  Of course American ideas have seeped in over recent years, but the more traditional Canarians will see this as a great opportunity to reconnect with the past and munch on freshly roasted sweet chestnuts as the community gather together to celebrate mid autumn. Whether its Fiesta de Todos los Santos, Halloween, Noche de Finaos, All Saints eve, All Hallows’ Eve, Day of the dead,...

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Air Europa begin inter-island flights between The Canary Islands

Air Europa this Monday, October 30, start to operate flights between the individual Canary Islands. The third largest Spanish airline is headquartered in Majorca, a subsidiary of Spanish travel and tourism company Globalia, and a member of SkyTeam. One of their three ATR 72-500 aircraft assigned to the new routes is already on Gran Canaria, while the other two were also scheduled to arrive in the archipelago on Sunday. Two planes, with capacity for 68 passengers, will start the inter-island operations on Monday with flights between Gran Canaria and Tenerife Norte and Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura as well as...

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Vueling connecting Gran Canaria with two new routes

Vueling, the Spanish low-cost airline announced last week that this winter season they will be opening two new routes to Gran Canaria. Granada, the south Andalusian city, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, with two flights a week, starting from December 4; and Lyon, the capital city of France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region will fly weekly from 4 November. In addition to the Ginebra route from Switzerland, which began operating last summer, these new routes add to the winter schedule and, given the good reception shown by this emerging market for the island, the company has decided to increase their flights...

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