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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Page 36

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Wednesday, November 12, 1953 THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Wednesday, November 12, 1353 Huge Building Program Currently Under av nnn In what is believed to be an i ment grant in lieu of taxes Agriculture Depart ment, central heating plant and system at the Central Expert mental Farm, B. Perini and Sons some cases, is as follows: Public Works Department, ad-ministration headquarters, Riverside Drive, B. Perini and Sojs (Canada) $7,100,000, October, 1959; National Defence Medical Center, off Smyth Road, Thomas Fuller Construction blind window shade or (Canada) $1,349,500, September, 1959; Riverside Drive development, mechanical and electrical distri Company $7,890,336, No til-time the government and FDC have a $67,377,299 building program currently under way In Ottawa. The program embraces 15 major projects in excess of $1,000,000, with the three largest buildings running over $7,000,000 each. As the buildings etc under this program are completed, between now and 19G1, the city will stand to get a considerably Increased annual grant the federal government in lieu of municipal and school taxes.

The, govern- amounted to $3,600,000 for 1957 under what is known as the Harris Formula in 1955 when Hon. Walter Harris was minister of finance and Charlotte Whitton was mayor. The Harris Formula considerably liberalized the. earlier Abbott Formula (when Hon. D.

Abbott was finance minister) so that now the city receives an annual government grant practically equal to the full amount of taxes the government would have to pay as an ordinary taxpayer. The current government-FDC construction program is certain to have many additions within the next one, two, or three years which are not as yet disclosed. Federal projects known definitely to be upcoming, quite a large list in itself, with a rough estimate of the cost involved in each case, are the following: Jackson Building rehabilitation after the October 25 explosion, possibly Department of insurance, Riverside Drive, Riverside Drive cafeteria for government staff in that area, various smaller FDC projects, bution system, Canadian Corn-stock Company $746,000, June 30, 1959; Finance Depart vember, ISXiO; Mines and Tech' meal Surveys Department, sur veys and mapping building, Booth ment, addition to No. 1 Finance Building. Tunney's Pasture, Shore and Horwitz Construction Street, E.

G. M. Cape and Company $7,840,000, April, 1961; Trade and Commerce Depart Company $719,880, No ment, Wellington Street, E. G. M.

Cape and Company Ltd $6,637,126, almost completed; Lome Building, for National ASK ANDY Central Experimental Farm, animal research center annex buildings, NRC communications center on Riverside Drive, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, headquarters building on Riverside Drive Gallery, Elgin Street, Doran Construction Company $4,986,237,,. July, 1959; Mines and Technical Surveys Department, geological surveys building, Booth Street, Thomas Fuller Construction Company Custom-made to your window sizes. Over 195 color combinations Trade-in price on a 36" 48" size blind vember, 1958; National Research Council, power and pilot plants, Thomas Fuller Construction Company Mines and Technical Surveys Department, fittings for radioactive ores laboratory, James H. Wilson; Montreal, $498,261, October, 1958; FDC, Gatineau Parkway construction in Pink Lake section, Northland Construction Company, Montreal, Finance Department, addition to No. 2 Finance Building, Tunney's Pasture, Ron Engineering and Construction Company $212,880, August, 1959.

FDC, Notch Road overpass, Gatineau Parkway, two tenders for different phases of project, totalling Public Works Department, 400,000 pound capacity universal testing machine for department testing laboratory, Peacock Brothers, Montreal, RCMP, air branch administration building, Rock-cliffe, Sirotck Construction CaL i aJ at the end of Dunbar Bridge, National Library, Wellington Street, national memorial for the veterans of all wars, Nepean Point, $1,000,000. The list of major government projects now under- way in Ottawa, with the name of the contractor, cost involved, and expected date of completion in Andy sends cotivplet, lS-voIume of CompMwT Pictured Encyclopedia to Paula Farkaa, age 18, of New York, N.Y., for lies question: What is an ermine? This fellow rates high on the list of Best Dressed Animals. His fur is rather short, silky soft and snowy white. His tail Is also white and silky, except for an inch on the end, which is jet black. The ermine wears his exquisite coat as though he had a right to it, and so he has.

After all, he belongs to a family of Best Dressed Animals. He is cousin to the mink, the martin, the sable and the otter. Actually A Weasel The elegant ermine himself is actually a weasel in winter clothing. The weasels that live in Is highly strung and always alert. Fully grown, the American ermine is about eight inches long plus a three inch tail.

He weighs only three to four ounces. Bloodthirsty Animal The character cf this elegant fellow, however, is another matter. is the most bloodthirsty small uflircal that ever stalked the woods and fields. His diet is fresh killed meat. Most animals kill only to eat.

Not so Mr. Ermine. He kills everything in sight. Once in a great while Mr. Ermine-Weasel raids a chicken coop, leaving a trail of blood and murder behnid him.

This bad habit rates him as our enemy. But let's examine all the facts REGULAR Trade-in YOU PAY $13.20 2.00 $11.20 DOUBLE-TAKE Post Office Department, three buildings, Riverside Drive, George A. Crain and Sons expected successful tenderer, Agriculture Department, addition to science service building, Carling Avenue, B. Perini and Sons (Canada) $3,910,000, October, 1958; Mines and Technical Surveys Department, radioactive ores building. Booth Street, Ross Meagher Riverside Drive development, central heating plant and system, Thomas Fuller Construction Company $2,660,000, December, 1959; Northern Affairs and National Resources Department, forest products laboratory, Montreal Road, Thomas Fuller Construction Company Mines and Technical Surveys Department, administration building, Booth Street, Thomas Fuller Construction Company Public Works Department testing laboratory, Riverside Drive, George A.

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viewing, day-napping. Protects furniture from sunfadc, offers tomplctc privacy and ventilation. THE DOUBLE im FREE HOME ESTIMATE! NO OBLIGATION! ACT RIGHT AWAY! Commonwealth Air Force before we decide to get rid of him. Memorial, Green Island, contract expected to be awarded to The ermine, like all weasels, is Malloff $46,620, with a mortal enemy of rats, mice and $70,000 of FDC landscaping of other rodents that destroy crops. the frozen north may wear white all year round.

Those that live where winter snows cover the ground wear brown in summer and white in winter. The weasels of the warm southland wear brown all year round. However, whether he stays brown or changes to white, a weasel always dons a warmer, thicker coat in the fall and he always wears a black tip on his tail. In the north the weasel begins area; Riverside Drive development Private Branch Exchange Building, J. E.

Copeland Com When he enters a rat hole he kills every rat, big or little, before settling down to dine. He also pany $32,300, Jauuary, 1959. kills a large quantity of unfriendly snakes. When we tot up all As well there are a number of CARLINGW00D PLAZA OTTAWA, ONTARIO other smaller government pro the good he does, perhaps we jects in the range from $5,000 up to $25,000. to change his brown summer coat toy it yo "lout fother to run over em.

can forgive him for raiding the chicken coop once in a while. The ermine can swim and climb trees. Summer and winter he must be alert for owls, large snakes and hawks, who hunt him for dinner. His worst enemy, however, is man, who hunts him first -because he believes him to be a pest and secondly for his exquisite coatj with the first snow fall. The summer coat may be dark, light tan or a lovely honey color.

Corne winter, patches of it begin to fall out. It is replaced with patches of the white, denser fur. For a while he is a pinto animal. The ground, too, is pinto, with patches of brown earth and white snow. It takes ten days to three weeks for the ermine to grow his complete winter coat By then the ground is entirely blanketed in white.

He can run over the snow without being noticed. The ermine is a handsome animal, apart from his beautiful coat. His small body is long and lithe and very powerful. Every move he makes is graceful. He Children are invited to send their questions to "Ask Andy" care of American Family Features, 942' Market Street, San Francisco, Calif.

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