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Villagers Protest the Building of a Factory in Their Village
May 2, 2016

Around 100 people joined to protest against the Siamphan Enterprise Public Company in Nam Phrae on May 1, preventing the work vehicles, such as dumpsters, to enter the village.

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Motorbike Ban Shelved After Police U-Turn Decision
April 29, 2016

In a u-turn ruling, the Chiang Mai Provincial Police Office has announced that it will not sign off on the new regulations to ban bikes from the Airport flyover and Don Kaew underpass, following mass complaints and negative posts on social media.

Motorbikes Banned on Airport Overpass and Don Kaew Underpass to “Fix Traffic Problems”
April 28, 2016

Chiang Mai Traffic Police have announced that motorbikes are no longer allowed on the Airport Road Flyover and the Don Kaew Underpass, to help prevent accidents and fix traffic problems.

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81 Years of Kruba Sri Wichai Road Celebrated
May 2, 2016

Locals celebrated 81 years of the Kruba Sri Wichai Road that leads up to Doi Suthep on April 30, and made merit at the top to those involved in it’s creation.

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Damaged Trees Unearth Ancient Remains of 700 Year Old Pagoda in CMU
May 2, 2016

The strong winds that unearthed several Bodhi trees in Chiang Mai University that damaged three cars unearthed the remains of what is believed to be a 700 year old pagoda, causing the area to be cordoned off and studied by local archaeology scholars.

Maejo Celebrates 720 Years with Mangoes
April 29, 2016

Maejo University is celebrating Chiang Mai’s 720th Anniversary with as show of third generation mango cultivars and AAA grade mangoes.

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Former Mae Ram Headman Shot Dead by Unknown Killer
May 2, 2016

A former headman of Mae Ram sub-district, Mae Rim, was found shot dead on May 1, after his relatives went to investigate after he failed to return from his orange farm.

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Bottle Murderer Sentenced to Life in Prison
April 29, 2016

The Bottle Murderer, 53-year-old Phra Chusri, who brutally sodomized a woman with a bottle and murdered her last Songkran in 2015, has been finally sentenced to life in prison.

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Two Police Officers Arrested After Selling Over 20 Seized Motorbikes
April 28, 2016

Two police men arrested after admitting to stealing and selling more than 20 seized motorcycles at Mae Wang police station.

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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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Enough Water Until End of June According to Irrigation Department
April 20, 2016

The Irrigation Department of Chiang Mai announced that there is enough water reserves to last us until the end of June after recent water volume reports were submitted on April 19.

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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.

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Immigration Parade Held to Promote Stricter Immigration But Good Care of Tourists over Songkran
April 8, 2016

Immigration Division 5 arranged a parade to promote crime eradication and good immigration process speeds over the Songkran period, on April 7.

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.