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Canada 150 stamp celebrating Trans-Canada Highway unveiled in Regina

Canada Post unveiled its fifth of 10 stamps celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation.

Country music star Dean Brody helps introduce stamp that features Highway 1

The fifth of 10 stamps celebrates the Trans-Canada Highway, which passes through all of the country's provinces. (Lyssia Baldini/Radio-Canada)

Canada Post unveiled the fifth of 10 commemorative stamps that celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation on Tuesday.

The new stamp, unveiled in Regina by country music star Dean Brody, focuses on the Trans-Canada Highway, which runs through all of Canada's provinces.

Brody is currently on a tour that partly follows the Trans-Canada Highway's 8,000-kilometre length. That tour brings him to Regina for a show on Tuesday.

Brody said the memories of the Trans-Canada Highway which stick out for him are all of the times he's had a vehicle break down while on tour.

But he said Canadian hospitality meant he was never out of commission too long. 

"It's not just a highway, it's the stories that the highway allows for Canadians," said Jon Hamilton, general manager of communications for Canada Post. 

"When you look at the Trans-Canada Highway, especially when you get outside of the urban centres, it is the main road in and out of town and often the main road that goes through town," he said.

He added Canada Post thought Regina was the perfect place to unveil the stamp.

Country music star Dean Brody stopped in Regina for a show and to unveil a new Canada 150 stamp on Tuesday. (Lyssia Baldini/Radio-Canada)

"If you're coming into Regina, you're on the Trans-Canada Highway. That's the road you're going to take in, going to take out. It's incredibly important not just for business coming in, but business going out," Hamilton said.

Each stamp so has far has been unveiled in a related location.

The first stamp, which commemorated the Expo 67, was unveiled in Montreal by Moshe Safdie, the architect behind Habitat 67.

The next stamp will be unveiled in St. John's on May 25. The last stamp in the series will be revealed June 1. 

With files from Radio-Canada's Lyssia Baldini

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