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Injured animal rights campaigner spends night on a mountain trail near Tejeda

Injured animal rights campaigner spends night on a mountain trail near Tejeda

Park Consortium Firefighters in San Mateo rescued a well known Gran Canaria animal rights campaigner and president of the TARA Animal Respect Association, Muriel Alberta Mae, yesterday morning after she had spent a whole night outdoors on the Juncal de Tejeda path in the mountainous interior of the island along with her husband, Brian, and their pet dogs after […]

Defending the Tomato

Defending the Tomato

Canary Islands News The Government of the Canary Islands and the Platform for the Defence of Tomatoes have reached an agreement whereby the autonomous region will provide five million Euro in funding for the coming harvest. After meeting with producers in the capital of Gran Canaria, the president of the Canarian Government, Paulino Rivero, pointed […]

Gorillas and Risk Assessments

Gorillas and Risk Assessments

A recent and very sad story about an uninformed vet working at a zoo in Tenerife set me thinking about risk assessments and contingency planning this week. Apparently, the poor vet accidentally shot a colleague, who was dressed as a gorilla, with a tranquilliser gun during an emergency training exercise. It was all part of […]

Yellow alert for strong winds from Monday

Yellow alert for strong winds from Monday

Well our July crazy spell over the last couple of days on the Canary Islands is set to continue for at least a day or two yet, with notices for adverse weather conditions continuing on the the islands. AEMET, the Spanish state Met office, last night activated a yellow warning for strong winds on Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera and […]

Getting Away Without Going Away

Getting Away Without Going Away

Myself and Mrs Q needed to vacate our Gran Canaria apartment for a week so the landlord could carry out some renovations, “What will we do? Where will we go?”  we were asking ourselves. After spending a bit of time looking at flights back to the UK, and to the other Canary islands the always very […]

Sizzling Gran Canaria, the hottest place in all Spain

Sizzling Gran Canaria, the hottest place in all Spain

Image: Sunrise over the Dunes - Bård Ove Myhr The Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET)  yesterday afternoon activated a yellow alert for high temperatures on the southern half of the island of Gran Canaria for Tuesday, with thermometers expected to exceed 35˚C in the shade. The measure,  between 9.00 and 18.00 hours on Tuesday, came after the people of […]

Summer 2014 Edition – A New Era

Summer 2014 Edition – A New Era

  The Canary News, Views & Sunshine Summer Edition  Summer 2014 – A New Era THE PDF HERE: A New Era #WeHaveThePower – No To Oil in The Canaries The Long Walk III Bear Beginnings SECAC “furious” with Repsol El Duende Flamenco Love Gran Canaria World Football Summer of Love CAIPSHO Timeshare in Europe Cleaning Up… […]

Summer 2014 Edition – A New Era

Summer 2014 Edition – A New Era

  The Canary News, Views & Sunshine Summer Edition  Summer 2014 – A New Era THE PDF HERE: A New Era #WeHaveThePower – No To Oil in The Canaries The Long Walk III Bear Beginnings SECAC “furious” with Repsol El Duende Flamenco Love Gran Canaria World Football Summer of Love CAIPSHO Timeshare in Europe Cleaning Up… […]