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As the brewery manager of Molson Coors’ St. John’s brewery, I would like to extend my sincere apologies to Bernice Penney (“A little respect please,” The Telegram, Aug. 5) and our neighbours for the noise incident that occurred the other night.

The St. John’s brewery has been in the community for almost a century and we have witnessed the growth of neighbourhoods around us.

As one of Canada’s oldest companies with a history of helping out our communities in which we work and live, the last thing we would ever want to do is to be disruptive to those around us.

The incident the other night, while within municipal noise bylaws, should not have occurred and we have taken steps to ensure that if the work has to happen again, it will be done during operating daylight hours.

Additionally, I have communicated to our fleet to be mindful of the trucking presence on Circular Road as it is a shared roadway.

Thank you for taking the time to raise your concerns and again, on behalf of all of us at the St. John’s brewery, our apologies to you, your neighbours and your granddaughter.


Sean Kennedy

brewery manager

Molson Coors St. John’s

Geographic location: Canada, Circular Road

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Recent comments

  • Morris
    August 07, 2014 - 12:07

    Anna, let it go. You were wrong . There was no reference or suggestion of a telephone call in your original commentary! Companies respond IMMEDIATELY when the media reports a concern, and only offer voice mail service in response to a complaint! Nice try to explain away your dumb comments!

  • Robert T
    August 07, 2014 - 11:49

    Classy response from a classy organization. Thank-you for the response Mr. Kennedy and Molson. This means a lot to your neighbours! Your efforts in our community have not gone unnoticed and taking the high road when most would get defensive is a great sign of character! Hats off.

  • Anna
    August 07, 2014 - 10:49

    I still don't understand why Ms. Penney couldn't have picked up the phone and called Mr. Kennedy with her concerns instead of writing a letter to the paper. I wasn't being ignorant just stating a fact.

  • Morris
    August 07, 2014 - 06:59

    Mr. Kennedy, your polite response to your neighbour Ms Penney is welcomed by all who reside in this neighborhood . Thank you. Regarding the following two commentaries from Anna "why are you complaining, you knew that it would be there and it was your decision to buy and live in the neighbourhood. " AND W Bagg "Perhaps you should have thought about buying a house so close to and industrial neighbor if you didn't want that trouble", YOUR COMMENTS APPEAR QUITE IGNORANT, and certainly not representative of the brewery!

    • Bernice
      October 01, 2014 - 21:53

      It appears that Anna is mistaken and has made assumptions. Firstly, in regards to picking up the phone is an assumption on your part. I was living with my daughter who does own a house in the neighbourhood and as we had just moved home after being away for several years, I did not know who to call. It's not as if I knew Mr. Kennedy or his number. You make an assumption that I knew this when buying the house, and as mentioned, it was not me who bought the house. My daughter bought the house and I suspect there was not noise from the brewery when she purchased the same. I find your comments offensive in that you have no compassion for my granddaughter and lack the foresight about huge trucks coming into a residential neighbourhood where there are children. What would you say my dear if someday she got out and was hurt. Oh well, the ignorant shall always be amongst us!