On January 6, 2006, Canada Post will issue a stamp and a special souvenir sheet to commemorate the 2006 Lunar New Year (Year of the Dog). The stamps recognize the Asian contribution to the multicultural richness of Canadian life in anticipation of the Lunar New Year that begins on January 29, 2006. The single stamp will reflect the new domestic rate of 51 cents, while the stamp on the souvenir sheet will carry the new international rate of $1.49. The new postage rates take effect on January 17, 2006.
People born in the year of the dog (1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, or 1994) are take-charge individuals and, sadly, perceived by some as being know-it-alls. Yet experience shows that dog people tend to be careful in developing friendships, that they have a good work ethic and are an inspiration to others.