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17 Girls Killed in School Dormitory Fire
May 23, 2016

17 girls aged between five and 12 years old have died after a fire broke out in a school dormitory in Wiengpapao, Chiang Rai last night.

Visakha Bucha Day this Friday
May 19, 2016

Visakha Bucha Day is an important day on the Buddhist calendar.

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100 Year Old Yang Na Trees Destroyed in Storm
May 18, 2016

Summer storms hit Chiang Mai again last night, causing electrical outages, damaged homes and large trees falling down on the old Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road.

Man Shoots Daughter Then Turns Gun on Himself
May 24, 2016

A father suffering from severe stress shot his daughter before turning the gun on himself. Locals managed to rush the daughter to hospital but the father died at the scene.

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Mars Hopefuls Hampered by Clouds, Next Viewing May 31st
May 24, 2016

Excited stargazers were disappointed on May 22 when they attempted to observe Mars pass close to the earth, but was hampered by thick cloud cover.

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Volunteers Clean 23 Dams in Preparation for Monsoon
May 23, 2016

Volunteers from Chiang Mai helped in clearing up and reviving 23 dams along the Huay Kaew River in anticipation of the monsoon season that is slowly approaching the north.

Pickpocket Arrested After a String of Incidents in Warorot Market
May 18, 2016

An elderly woman was identified on CCTV pick pocketing in Warorot Market after several tourists and locals contacted the police after finding their belongings gone.

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Over 100 Locals Demand Release of Illegal Land Users in Sa Mueng Wildlife Sanctuary
May 13, 2016

Officers were overwhelmed last night as they took four people into custody over illegal deforestation in the Sa Mueng Wildlife Sanctuary, with over 100 villagers and family members storming the police station and refusing to leave until the four were released.

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Drug Cartel Dealers Arrested in Sting Operation (Video)
May 12, 2016

Chiang Mai Police in partnership with the Phamuang Force who lead drug busts in the north of Thailand sucessfully arrested three members of a drug cartel during a sting operation in Charoen Muang Soi 7.

Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference (APLCC) to open in Chiang Mai
May 9, 2016

The biennial Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference (APLCC 2016), organised by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 13-15 May 2016. Lung cancer experts from several countries in the Asian-Pacific region with a wide range of expertise spanning prevention, treatment, research, and care and support fields will participate and be joined by noted lung cancer experts from around the world.

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Bye Bye Smog Demonstration Draws Hundreds
April 25, 2016

The Bye Bye Smog campaign was hailed as a great success, with hundreds of people tuning out to show their support to those trying to make serious change in Chiang Mai and solving the smog crisis.

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Ministry of Agriculture Visits Chiang Mai
April 25, 2016

The Ministry of Agriculture visited Chiang Mai to discuss the drought problem and try and help formulate new ways to prevent the drought becoming even worse.

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NGOs, Labour Organisations and Labourers Protest and Ask Governor for Help With Labour Rights Abuses
May 3, 2016

120 workers in the North of Thailand have delivered a document to the Chiang Mai Governor asking for help related to labour rights abuses.

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Prayuth Visits The Royal Projects
April 27, 2016

Prayuth Chan-ocha, Army Chief General and Prime Minister of Thailand is visiting Chiang Mai today, discussing smog, environment and the economy.

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Prayuth to Visit Chiang Mai on April 27 – Smog, Forests and Agriculture to be Discussed
April 26, 2016

Prayut Chan-ocha, Army Chief General and Prime Minister of Thailand will be visiting Chiang Mai on April 27. His schedule has been posted online.

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.

Smoke Symposium Addresses Potential Solutions
April 11, 2016

This past Friday 8th April, local residents gathered at Old Chiang Mai Historical Centre to talk about the dangerous smoke season in Chiang Mai and a few potential solutions to this issue.

Scotland Yard Talks to Local Police about Handling Sexual Assault and Rape Victims
February 29, 2016

The British Embassy, Bangkok held a Rape and Sexual Assault-Victim Handling Seminar on Friday 26th at Shangri-La Hotel.

Letter Response: Elderly Friendly?
September 15, 2015

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

Perfect Balance by Monocle
July 22, 2015

What’s it like – being a second city? On duty for The Escapist, Robert Bound found Chiang Mai to be an ancient town with a contemporary buzz of bars, bands and boxers, wonderful food and beautiful girls on scooters. It doesn’t feel like it’s in a race with Bangkok, or anywhere else for that matter.

Meeting of Styles Comes to Chiang Mai
April 21, 2015

Last weekend, April 17-18, saw the second annual Meeting of Styles (MOS) held by As You Wish Services in Chiang Mai.

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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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.