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80,000 Chinese Expected in Chiang Mai over Chinese New Year
February 5, 2016

Over 80,000 Chinese tourists expected over the Chinese New Year according to the Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association who are preparing for the influx.

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Wild Elephant Destroys School’s Veg Garden
February 1, 2016

A wild elephant caused havoc as it ran through and destroyed a school vegetable plantation at the Khun Mae Tuen Noi School in Omkoi district.

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Thunderstorms Expected in 37 Provinces, Warnings Issued
February 1, 2016

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has released a warning to 37 provinces in the north and northeast regions to prepare for more cold weather, strong winds and rainstorms during the first week of February (2nd – 7th February).

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Gold Shops Inspected Before Chinese New Year
February 5, 2016

Surapon Owittayakul, head of the Chiang Mai Gold Club, welcomed the consumer protection board to Chiang Mai to inspect gold shops in Warorot Market to check for fraudulent vendors and over priced products in preparation for the Chinese New Year.

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Man Accidentally Kills Relative While Hunting
February 1, 2016

A man in Mae Chaem allegedly shot and killed his relative accidentally while out hunting wild animals in the bush by his home, mistaking him for an animal.

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Varee Chiang Mai turns International at Official Launch
February 1, 2016

The official launch of the Varee Chiang Mai International School Project was held at Varee Chiang Mai School on January 30th.

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Drug Dealer Killed By Police in Sting Operation Gun Fight
February 4, 2016

A drug dealer was killed by police after a gun battle broke out during a sting operation that went sour in Samoeng on February 3.

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Gunfight With Police Encourages Crack Down on Illegal Weapons
February 3, 2016

Police promise to crack down on illegal gun owners after a gun fight between a villager and police officers broke out in Chiang Dao on February 3.

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Vehicle Smugglers Caught in Chiang Dao
February 2, 2016

Military officers and police arrested two men in Chiang Dao who were driving unlicensed vehicles destined to be illegally sold in Burma.

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CPR Training Course a Success
January 26, 2016

Around one hundred people attended a CPR training session at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital on January 24.

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Thai Red Cross Accepting Clothing Donations in Cold Weather
January 26, 2016

The Thai Red Cross Society is accepting donations of warm clothes and blankets during this period of cold weather.

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Uniforms Too Cool For School
January 26, 2016

Several schools in Chiang Mai have announced that due to the unusually cold weather, students can now wear warm trousers and thick coats instead of school uniforms until the cold weather passes.

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Thai Veterans Day Celebrated in Chiang Mai
February 3, 2016

Thai Veterans Day was celebrated in Chang Phueak, hosted by the War Veterans Organisation today, February 3.

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Communities Protest Against Building Halal Industrial Estate in Chiang Mai
January 27, 2016

A group of monks and local authorities from 25 districts hosted a meeting at Wat Phan Ohn to sign an agreement to oppose the construction of the Halal Industrial estate in Chiang Mai.

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Consular Corps Donates Children’s Gifts to Police Region 5 on Behalf of 16 Countries
January 12, 2016

Ben Svasti, acting secretary of the Consular Corps, donated children’s gifts on behalf of 16 countries to Police Region 5 as part of their children’s day event.

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Obituary: Mark Fenn
January 18, 2016

Mark Fenn, CityNews editor (2014-2015) passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning. He was 38 years old. Mark was a journalist who was passionate about politics and who had worked in highly regarded publications including the South China Morning Post, the Bangkok Post and the Straights Times.

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After the Rape: How a victim is treated by the press, the authorities and the very vocal online commentators.
November 6, 2015

CityNews – After the Rape: How a victim is treated by the press, the authorities and the very vocal online commentators.

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After the Rape: How a victim is treated by the press, the authorities and the very vocal online commentators.
November 6, 2015

CityNews – After the Rape: How a victim is treated by the press, the authorities and the very vocal online commentators.

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Letter Response: Elderly Friendly?
September 15, 2015

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Obituary: Mark Fenn

January 18, 2016

Mark Fenn, CityNews editor (2014-2015) passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning. He was 38 years old. Mark was a journalist who was passionate about politics and who had worked in highly regarded publications including the South China Morning Post, the Bangkok Post and the Straights Times.