Ian Bowering Pays Up for Battery & Damaging Camera in Cornwall Ontario July 10, 2014

Ian Bowering Pays Up for Battery & Damaging Camera in Cornwall Ontario July 10, 2014

Ian Bowering Dec 7 2011CORNWALL Ontario –  Woodhouse Museum Curator Ian Bowering finally paid for Battery and damaging our CFN camera ME-2 today at the Courthouse in Cornwall Ontario.

It took seven months sadly because Mr. Bowering reneged on his apology and agreement to pay for damages.

The incident stemmed from his attacking CFN editor Jamie Gilcig during an interview at the Chem Tank rally in Cornwall back in December.  Attending officer in charge, CPS Sgt. Brian Snyder, who is also Mayor Kilger’s brother in law, refused to lay a charge on site.

This is the second time that Mr. Bowering has struck at Mr. Gilcig.

 

Mr. Bowering had in fact apologized for the incident and agreed to cover costs, but when the amount was tendered sent a note offering less than half the cost.

Sir:

I am not authorized to agree to the costs without a referee, but I am sincerely sorry that the incident happened, as I know that you are trying and are successful in covering Cornwall news.

 

With regard to costs, if you do find that there has been damage do let me know and I am sure that we can find a resolution.  As for printing anything I have written, I do not write anything that the public cannot see.

 

Respectfully,

Ian Bowering

Mr. Bowering was belligerent in the courthouse at one point advising Mr. Gilcig that he should step aside as he might strike him again, as well as repeatedly addressing him as a “Blogger” and CFN, the newspaper with the largest audience in the Cornwall market as a “Blog”.

He is also the focus of a closed meeting report from Stephen Fournier after he stated at a Waterfront Committee meeting that he couldn’t speak as per the agenda because of Mr. Gilcig being in attendance to cover the meeting.   Mayor Kilger and long time councilors Carr and Grant were present with Grant and the Mayor voting to move in camera.

Mr. Bowering’s presentation was on the open agenda which is why the Freeholder filed a complaint against the proceedings which ironically led to chair Lee Cassidy also striking Mr. Gilcig and his camera.

It should be interesting if this will impact Mr. Bowering’s tenure at the museum as local historian Thom Racine appears to be waiting in the wings to apply for the position.

The Woodhouse museum is chiefly funded from the City of Cornwall via tax payer dollars.

Mr. Bowering was not contacted for this story.

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jules
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Good I am glad that Ian Bowering has to pay for Jamie’s CFN camera. This Sgt. Snyder is the man that I sent Jamie the piece from a paper that someone who was formerly from Cornwall sent in about him and Bare Ass. I have absolutely no regard of any kind for Cornwall’s Barney Fife PD which is so mighty corrupt and I will never ever forget what they did to Jamie as long as I live. I have always known to be mighty corrupt from what my former neighbors told us in Cornwall but really getting down to see… Read more »
Carol Escobar
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I think if Mr Bowering were to be replaced, it should be with our little historian, Sara Lauzon. She does good research and already is very in tune with a LOT of Cornwall and area’s history. And new young blood would be great.

Reg Coffey
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It’s a shame that things have to go this far. A simple apology and paying for the damage you caused would have ended this in one day.

Why does everything have to be so dramatic?

tea & biscuit
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The reaction by Bowering is scary, as is the woman’s on the second video. They’re both making news. Wrong kind, They’re doing damage to themselves and making the city look bad.

tea & biscuit
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City doesn’t need “little” people but professional, thinking adults. Bowering showed smallness. Same goes for the woman on the waterfront video. Agree with Mr. Coffey.

David Oldham
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Unfortunate that Mr. Bowering is not the man I thought he was. I agree Sara Lauzon would be an asset in the future. His comments (Bowering) make you wonder what not being able to be his own man is all about (not responsible for his own actions) he creates the impression that he has some emotional challenges. Poor choice for a public position, perhaps this will be rectified in the near future.

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Mr.Bowering fits right in with the others that run this city.He,s been kissing Kilgers a– since this episode happened.As for Sara I beilivie it will end up Cornwalls loss.Jamie on Sara your 100% wrong.Please explain your a (little bit less Quote)She is 24 and has to live and work in Cornwall.Should we send her into the wolf pack.

jules
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This Mr. Bowering does not have any kind of backbone and if he had he would never have touched Jamie’s camera. If he was a real man he would not take his orders from Bare Ass or the clique. If that statue in the park known as Sgt. Snyder (who looks more like something that the birds would land on) since he didn’t do his job and just stood there is any kind of a man he would have laid the charges on Bowering right then and there. So many men have no backbone at all and you can see… Read more »
marc
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Mr.Bowering fits right in with the others that run this city.He,s been kissing Kilgers a– since this episode happened.As for Sara i believie it will be Cornwalls loss.Jamie on Sara your 100% wrong.PLease explain your a (little bit less.Quote)She is 24 and has to live and work in Cornwall.Should we send her into the wolf pack.

garywsamler
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I think it is unfair to see some people here put down all of our men and women working at Cornwall Police Services because of a few that have may have gotten upset because of issues with certain police dealings by a few members in our community. Overall,I do agree that they come to us at a high cost but in almost every dealing I have ever had by any of the police members out and about in our city it has been very positive whenever seeing them in action and performing their duties. I have lived in many other… Read more »
jules
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The evening when Mr. Samler was in the meeting of Bare Ass and council and the posters got torn up and hidden in Bare Ass’s office Syd Gardner was not charged for his offence and got off the hook. Speaking about getting off if that were one of us we would get charged. Twenty six cops of the Barney Fife PD left because of the BS going around and they couldn’t take it anymore. They got transferred out and some found other employment. I myself could not take such a thing going on at all. The whole thing is nothing… Read more »
William E Beattie
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An error was made Jamie your Camera was touched ( broken ) and Ian paid for that error seems to me that should be enough and Ian did send you a letter stating that he was ” sincerely sorry that the incident happened “.

Ian Bowering! This gentleman has done and is continuing to do an excellent job at the Wood House Museum on behalf of our community.

jules
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I agree absolutely with Jamie and if Bowering were any kind of a man and a gentleman he would never have done this in the beginning nor get involved with Bare Ass and his clique. Mr. Samler no cop can ever be trusted and I learned that by reading plenty about what is going on and any sane and intelligent person will not trust any cop at all. In this day and age you do not know who you are dealing with. Cops are not like in the days of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s days – those were… Read more »
Hugger1
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Not everything is doom and gloom. And not everyone is evil.

garywsamler
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Jules, Before moving to Cornwall to raise my family 15 years ago, I proudly served my country in the Canadian Forces for over 21 years.We lived in Toronto when I retired in an expensive,area where crime was growing around us and we were looking to move and drawn by a Cornwall that was advertising a world of possibilities and a great place to raise a family. It was after moving we found out quickly how newcomers are treated.We learned what Dial a Bus was.If looking for a job here, you had to be known to get in anywhere especially Domtar… Read more »
jules
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Mr. Samler I have all the respect for you and there are some good people in Cornwall and they get pushed down. Take a look at Jamie for instance when he said in past posts that he and his ex wife wanted to volunteer their time and were told that they were not welcome. Now Mr. Samler do you see some of what I am saying to you and all. I too thought that Cornwall would be a great place to raise my family but it turned out to be the worst since too many problems arised down there with… Read more »
Hugger1
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Cornwall has its problems yes. But to say Ottawa doesn’t have the the problems is just wrong. I am not referring to Project Truth. Ottawa has it’s cliques, etc., don’t fool yourself into thinking it doesn’t. Cornwall’s problems appear more prevalent due to the city size. The smaller the city the greater the problems stick out or magnify themselves.

Hugger1
Guest

And good people stand up to bullies elsewhere? Nope. Otherwise whose standing up to Harpoon Harper and bullies in the city of Ottawa?

jules
Guest
Hugger I sure do know that there is a clique here in Ottawa and bullies galore but like you said Ottawa is a big city and Cornwall is very small like a farm. Ottawa is a political town and the people are such snobs except for the regular little people. Most of the people in Ottawa are such pompous snobs and you know that since you were born and raised here and lived here a long time. In Cornwall those who are really nobody think that they are above everyone else. I sure do agree with you more than you… Read more »
Hugger1
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Agreed. But standing up to Harpo Harper has proved detrimental.

Furtz
Member

Careful there Hugger. Dear Leader’s ever expanding enemy list will soon include everyone who posts negative views regarding his perfect rule over Canada. This guy takes any criticism very seriously.

Hugger1
Guest

Furtz if that’s the case then Harpo can kiss my a**.

Furtz
Member

Sadly, Hugger, despots like Harper can and do inflict serious damage to their critics. Best to keep a low profile.

All Hail Our Dear Leader!

jules
Guest
Now what is the old saying “Heil Caesar!” LOL LOL. What is strange is that on my computer it sometimes asks as an advertisement for Harpoon Harpo if I would vote for him and I leave that blank. Anybody who knows me knows that it would be a good laugh. When the elections were on for Olivia Chow’s husband I voted for him the NDP even though I am not a socialist but anything except voting for Harpo or the former Liberal fellow who is a professor at Harvard in the US. The backlash happened where the votes were divided… Read more »
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