Canary website encourages citizens to care for their environment

Residents and visitors to the Canary Islands are the best people possible to care for the environment.

This is the view expressed by deputy minister of the environment for the Canary Government, Guacimara Medina during the launch of a new website called “Biodiversidad canaria” (“Canary biodiversity”).

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Corpus Christi celebrations in La Orotava will feature 80 events

The party has started in La Orotava and this year, the fiestas in honour of Corpus Christi, San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza will feature nearly 80 celebrations.

These will include 20 religious acts, 41 popular ones, eleven sports events and seven exhibitions.

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Santiago del Teide launches new website

Santiago del Teide has a new tourism website which it hopes will further promote the charms of the municipality.

Available in Spanish, German and English, www.santiagodelteide.travel contains a wealth of general information about the area, as well as accommodation offers, shopping, heritage, cuisine, entertainment, the countryside and so on.

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Getting into the habit of recycling

A new campaign entitled “Lanzarote Recycles” is intending to reach more than 2,000 students from 15 different schools.

The initiative has been launched by the island’s Cabildo and aims to encourage the concept of recycling through a giant board game. It will tour the schools during the rest of May and June.

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Tenerife badminton shines in Canary Championships

El Rosario has hosted the U-11 and U-13 Canary Badminton Championships and played a major role in the results.

A total of 40 players from the islands of La Palma, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Tenerife took part in the two day event, with local councillor for sport Domingo Pérez Peña presenting the prizes.

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Invite to enjoy the Camino de Santiago

Keen hikers from La Orotava are being invited to take part in the Camino de Santiago this summer.

The activity is being organised by the Youth Council as part of an annual programme of events.

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Baby unhurt in house fire in capital

A five-month-old baby was among five people who escaped a house fire in Santa Cruz.

The emergency services were called out to Avenida Islas Canarias in the mid-afternoon after reports of smoke coming from the first floor of a property.

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Man falls down ravine

Firefighters had to be called in to rescue a man who fell down a ravine in La Laguna in the early hours of the morning.

The accident happened in calle San Patricio, near the Instituto de San Matías, at around 4am.

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Creating a Lanzarote cycle path

Lanzarote is pressing ahead with a major project which will eventually see special cycling routes over the whole of the island.

Expenditure of more than two million euros is already being made to instigate two big parts of the ongoing campaign.

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Tegueste market a website success

A really great place to visit at the weekend is the Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market in Tegueste.

This venture continues to go from success to success and is committed to continous innovation and improvements.

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