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Missing School Headmaster Found Stuck in Car Overnight After Crashing Down Cliff
January 23, 2017

The headmaster of Pang Hin School in Mae Jam was found in his car a day after he went missing. He crashed off the side of the road down a cliff and injured himself and became stuck in the car.

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13 Year Old Boy on Scout Camp Found Drowned After Two Days Missing
January 23, 2017

The body of a 13 year old boy who went missing during a scout camp has been found in a pond, suspected to have drowned.

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AIS Improves 4G and Prepares for 5G
January 19, 2017

AIS today announced a landmark breakthrough in technological advancement of Massive MIMO 32T 32R in 4G FDD for the first time in the world! Through a collaboration with Huawei, AIS has begun preparing its network for 5G technology in the future. Massive MIMO 32T 32R is considered the most advanced technology in mobile telecommunication, featuring the maximum efficiency in expanding network capacity from 5 to 8 times more than the current 4G (depending on the smartphone) and bringing a new user experience with even higher quality to all Thai customers.

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Villagers Help Cow out of a Well
January 19, 2017

Just after midnight on January 19, the Village Headman of Ban Lao, Sank Kamphaeng was called to help rescue a cow that had fallen into a deep well on a longan farm.

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Road Rage Pickup Purposefully Blocks Ambulance With Seriously Injured Patient in Back
January 18, 2017

A video of a pickup driver purposefully blocking the path of an ambulance with a dying patient inside has gone viral after it was shared by Chiang Mai Rescue Fanpage on Jan 15.

Reopened Tribal Museum’s HM Exhibition
January 17, 2017

January 12th, 2017, Social Development and Human Security Minister Police General Adul Saengsingkaew presided over the opening of ‘Tam Roi Por Bon Doi Soong’ or ‘Following Father’s Footsteps in the Mountains’ exhibition at the newly reopened The Tribal Museum and education centre at Suan Luang Lanna Rama IX in Chiang Mai. The event was held at the museum between January 11st – 13th, and features many exhibits showcasing how His Majesty improved tribal lives alongside its permanent exhibits featuring the many rich cultural and historical details of many tribes.

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Aledged Drunk Foreign Man Smashes up Thai Man’s Home
December 15, 2016

A currently unidentified foreign man was today after he was found drunk, with no shirt on, destroying people’s belongings on December 14.

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Serial Burglar Rearrested
December 7, 2016

A man accused of having robbed residents of Haiya Sub-District over ten times has been arrested by the police.

Police Catch and Kill Police Killer
December 2, 2016

35 year old Prasert Laolee who shot and killed a police officer in Mae Taeng District earlier this week, escaping into the jungle and evading arrest for two days, has been caught and shot to death during his arrest.

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Testing of Water in Moat Begins in Preparation for Songkran
January 20, 2017

Authorities in Chiang Mai along with the help of Material and Manufacturing Engineering Researchers have begun testing on the moat water early this year in a bid to ensure safety for revelers during Songkran 2017.

8 Month Foetus Found in Ping River
January 20, 2017

The body of an 8 month old foetus was found dead in the Ping River this morning, after villagers in Doi Lo discovered it on the riverbank.

Chiang Mai Governor Prepares for Dont Burn for 60 Days Campaign
January 16, 2017

Chiang Mai Governor Prawin Chamniprasart has announced that this year he will be in charge of the “Dont Burn for 60 Days” campaign starting mid-February.

New Australian Honorary Consul For Chiang Mai
January 18, 2017

The Australian Government has appointed Mr Ronald Elliott as its new Honorary Consul resident in Chiang Mai with jurisdiction throughout the provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Mae Hong Son, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Sukhothai and Tak.

Big Chiang Mai Politicians to be Interrogated by Military
July 28, 2016

July 27th, The National Council for Peace and Order used Article 44 to call on 11 local Chiang Mai politicians and their family members to report to Military Circle 11 in Bangkok. The 11 were accused of disseminating distorted information, in letter form, about the upcoming referendum.

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Former Pheu Thai MP Tasanee Buranupakorn Arrested by Army
July 27, 2016

Former Pheu Thai MP, Tassanee Buranupakorn, has been arrested by the army while waiting to meet with Pol. Gen. Chakthip Chaijinda after she paid a visit to the Royal Thai Police officers attempting to show her innocence following the raids on the Mayors office and other homes around the city.

Drought Almost Over, but Farmers Urged to Hold off on Planting Rice
June 6, 2016

“The water crisis has passed, Jansark Limpiti, Director of Chiang Mai Irrigation Office told CityNews, “But while the crisis has passed, we are still rationing and managing water resources with great attention to details.”

May 25, 2016

Chiang Mai prides itself as a historical city, and at 720 years, it is one of the oldest constantly inhabited cities in Thailand. The old square mile moat has five gates, with the most well-known, and distinctive one being Tha Pae Gate, the only gate which still has a door…even though the latest version is less than 30 years old. The public square in front of Tha Pae has long been used for public events and the area was the first to have been developed, as tourists began to pour into the city three decades ago. Many urban shops flourish around Tha Pae Gate with Tha Pae Road leading from the Governor’s Residence by the river straight to the iconic gate.

Reporting from the Mountains: CityNews takes a long drive through fires and barren hills
April 27, 2016

Headed up into the mountains of Samoeng yesterday to see for ourselves what is going on with our environment and the results are worrying – fires, deforestation, drought and garbage.

Heavenly Culture, World Pace, Restoration of Light
August 24, 2016

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) is a global organization found in South Korea by Chairman Man Hee Lee, that is committed to spreading world peace through their Legislate Peace Campaign. HWPL and it’s three years of community support from all over the world hope to pass the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) to the United Nations, an enforceable law that would preserve human rights by refraining States from using military force that would, in turn, impact another’s political independence and freedom.

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Weaving together Tradition And Fashion in Support of Elephants
June 9, 2016

CityNews – Fair Trade company Ethnic Lanna, loves elephants. Elephants are easy to love; their calm gentle actions can amaze you and their playfulness can raise your cheeks to the sky. It’s hard not to be bewildered by how quickly your initial fear of an animal so large and capable of destruction is replaced with comfort and laughter.

Letter Response: Elderly Friendly?
September 15, 2015

Citylife reader Jonathan Nash wrote a letter to the editor this month requesting our help.

เชียงใหม่จัดยิ่งใหญ่ จุดเทียนถวายอาลัย พสกนิกรกว่า 3.5 หมื่นร่วมพิธี ล้นอุทยานหลวงฯ
November 3, 2016

วันที่ 2 พ.ย.59 เวลา 18.39 น. ที่ลานหน้าหอคำหลวง อุทยานหลวงราชพฤกษ์ จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ ม.ล.ปนัดดา ดิศกุล รัฐมนตรีประจำสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี ร่วมกับประชาชนชาวเชียงใหม่กว่า 35,000 คน นำโดย นายปวิณ ชำนิประศาสน์ ผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัดเชียงใหม่ จัดพิธีจุดเทียนถวายอาลัยพระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช โดยพสกนิกรชาวเชียงใหม่ทั้งหมดที่มาร่วมพิธียืนเต็มทั้งลานราษฎร์รักบาท (บริเวณหน้าหอคำหลวง) และลานราชพฤกษ์ ซึ่งจุคนได้ราว 20,000 คน รวมทั้งเต็มลานต้นโพธิ์แห่งความจงรักษ์ภักดี

Proposed plan for Maejo junction.
ทางแยกแม่โจ้: Maejo Junction and Ping River Expansion
August 6, 2015

ใครๆที่ได้ขับรถผ่านแยกแม่โจ้ บนถนนซุปเปอร์ไฮเวย์ ไม่นานมานี้ อาจสังเกตเห็นว่าไหล่ทางที่เคยเรียงรายไปด้วยต้นมะฮอกกะนีสูงใหญ่นั้น ปัจจุบันมีแต่รถแทรกเตอร์จอดระเกะระกะเต็มไปหมด สำหรับพวกเราส่วนมาก นี่เป็นเพียงสิ่งผ่านตาเราไปโดยไม่ได้รับความใส่ใจ แต่สำหรับชาวบ้านในละแวกนั้นแล้ว โครงการก่อสร้างครั้งนี้จะมีผลกระทบต่อวิถีชีวิตของพวกเขาอย่างหลีกเลี่ยงไม่ได้ บริษัทเชียงใหม่ คอนสตรัคชัน ได้เซ็นสัญญากับกรมทางหลวงเพื่อที่จะขุดอุโมงค์ขนาด 6 เลน ใต้แยกแม่โจ้ และขยายถนนซุปเปร์ไฮเวย์ เป็น 10 เลน ไปเป็นที่เรียบร้อยแล้ว

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The Lampang police were alerted on the 19th of October of a truck pulling a digger that had fallen off the road down a cliff.