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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Rectory Court Case Adjourned Until Later Date

Walkerton | by Robyn Garvey  

The fate of the former St. Paul's Anglican Church rectory in Southampton remains unknown.

The fate of the former St. Paul's Anglican Church rectory in Southampton remains unknown.

In Walkerton Court this morning, further to Justice Kurz's reserved decision last week, the matters booked for today which included two joint files are being adjourned on consent.

New dates have been provided to counsel.

The controversy concerning the former St. Paul's Anglican Church rectory involves a Bruce County plan to demolish the rectory and use the land for a massive 11.6 million dollar expansion to the Bruce County

Museum that would include a new home for the archives.

The Southampton Cultural Heritage Conservancy allege that Bruce County used funds from a half a million dollar bequest from Bruce Krug to purchase the rectory.

They also allege this use of funds does not honour the true wishes of the bequest terms.

As such the Southampton Cultural Heritage Conservancy filed under Section 10 of the Charities Accounting Act in March to address what they allege is a breach of trust.

Conservancy member Laura Robinson who knew both of the Krug brothers, alleges that the way the Krug Will was written and trust was set up this is not what Bruce Krug would have wanted.

Robinson says the "restrictions of the trust need to be adhered to."

She adds that the Krug brothers actions speak very loudly to their deep commitment to the environment, the community and history.

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