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The Wonderland sculpture by Jaume Plensa, outside the Bow Tower in Calgary. Photographs: Colin Way/New York Times

Embracing one’s inner carnivore is not an unusual thing to do in a city nicknamed “Cowtown”, but this was not your usual steak. It was pig-head mor(...)

The Peace Bridge in Calgary, Canada, with the city in the background. A 20-strong delegation from the Alberta capital is attending the Canada Expo in Dublin this weekend. Photograph: Lonely Planet

With a projected shortage of 96,000 workers threatening to hinder the rapid expansion of Alberta’s lucrative oil and gas industry over t(...)