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Government Facilitates Mourners’ Visits to Bangkok
October 28, 2016

The Ministry of Interior has prepared facilities for people from other provinces around Thailand who wish to pay respects to the late King, His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, at Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall.

New Trains Now Operating Between Chiang Mai and Bangkok
October 27, 2016

The new sleeper trains from Chiang Mai to Bangkok are now in service and bookings can be made for journeys from November 11 onwards.

Long Stay Tourism and Residency Seminar Held in Chiang Mai, Foreigners Invited to Share Opinions
October 26, 2016

On October 21, there was a seminar held in Chiang Mai discussing the development of Long Stay tourism in the Upper Northern Province Cluster 1.

Hmong Hold Ceremony for His Majesty
October 28, 2016

On October 27th over 1200 Hmong from all over Chiang Mai came together at the Mae Rim District Office to mourn and pay respect to HM the King.

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Repeated Burglar Arrested
October 28, 2016

A thief was arrested in Mae Jo sub-district on October 27th and has confessed to multiple cases of burglary in the area.

Municipality Offering Free Dyeing and Black Ribbons
October 27, 2016

Chiang Mai Municipality is providing free clothes dyeing and black ribbons to the public so they can be worn throughout the mourning period.

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Police Arrest Stolen Bike Buyer
October 12, 2016

Provincial Region 5 Police have arrested a suspect related to several motorcycle robberies in Chiang Mai.

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Man Wielding Samurai Sword Robs Gold Shop in Lamphun
September 19, 2016

A man wielding a samurai sword and a fake gun successfully robbed a gold store in Lamphun on September 18, making away with over 42 gold items.

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Man Arrested for Minor Posession of Yaba and Opium After NPCO Get Tough
September 16, 2016

Police arrested a man in Chiang Dao for possession of Yaba and Opium when his house was raided after the government demands another crack down on drugs.

US Consulate General Chiang Mai Goes BioChar After Conference with Warm Heart
October 6, 2016

The US Embassy has declared that it will go fully BioChar after a conference today with Michael Shafer from Warm Heart introducing the facts and theory behind the burning technique, followed by a demonstration to officials and a training program for the gardeners at the embassy.

Mae Sa Waterfall Closed For Safety Reasons
September 8, 2016

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park has closed the Mae Sa Waterfall in Mae Rim temporarily for safety reasons after two days of heavy rain.

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Pokemon No (alcohol) at Rajabhat University
August 30, 2016

Students at Chiang Mai Rajabhat University decided to dress up as Pokemon Go characters as part of public relations during the recent fresher initiation events.

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.

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Army and Police Raid Mayors Office and Activist Homes to Seize Vote-No Leaflets And Make Arrests
July 27, 2016

Over 300 army and police officers have raided ten separate locations as part of a citywide crackdown on Vote-No campaigners, including the mayor’s offices and homes of activists in Chiang Mai.

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.

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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