Vol. VII No. 8 - Tuesday February 19 - February 25, 2008
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Onion growers’ protest
at City Hall turns violent

On February 11, 1000 onion growers protested outside Chiang Mai City Hall, bringing with them a large quantity of their produce.

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Mystery shooting of Canadian doctor puzzles police

Canadian tourist Dr. Erik Griffioen and his wife Elizabeth, also a doctor, were looking forward to an enjoyable experience as the tour company’s song taew picked them up from a first class hotel in Chiang Mai. They had planned a full day out including rafting, elephant rides, and a jungle tour in Mae Wang. Unfortunately, their dream tour turned into a nightmare as, without any warning, the 49 year old Dr. Erik was shot in the back as the song taew approached Charoen Muang Road through a small soi.
Realising that her husband was badly hurt, Elizabeth immediately alerted the driver of the song taew, who drove to the nearby McCormick Hospital. Dr. Erik was admitted, the wound was declared serious, and an emergency operation was performed.

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Drought reaches crisis levels in 16 districts

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OUR COMMUNITY
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Chiang Mai International Heritage Festival 2008

On March 7 - 9, the first ever Chiang Mai International Heritage Festival will take place and will include a Hot Air Balloon Weddings record attempt.

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Big investment for AAT

The Auto Alliance Thailand (AAT), the 50/50 joint venture between Ford and Mazda is moving ahead with the plant expansion necessary for the forthcoming B-Car production to be based here. Over one billion dollars was used in the initial start-up for the AAT plant and the expansion will see another $500 million investment for the partners.

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FEATURES
Around Town

St. Valentine’s Day

Every February 14, across the world, cards, gifts, flowers and celebrations mark St. Valentine’s Day. Lovers choose this day to commit to each other in marriage, or in less formal but just as meaningful ways, and even long-established couples remember with warmth and affection the romantic moments of their lives together.

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The Charity Rooftop Committee 2008 unwinding at the Amari Rincome Hotel; with the G.M. Mr Wim Fagel. Pictured, back row, Elena Edwards, Sally Ward, Dominique Leutwiler, Mary Berbae, Milt Owens and Wim Fagel (l/r). Front row, Jo Baggaley, Ting Okawa, Pinkaew Fagel and Thanabalasingam Balakrishnan (l/r).

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