Shear Wind Inc.

Shear Wind Inc.

June 17, 2009 09:30 ET

Shear Wind Inc.: Communications Award- Glen Dhu Wind Project

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA AND CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Mike Magnus, President and CEO of Shear Wind Inc. ("Shear Wind") (TSX VENTURE:SWX) is pleased to announce that Shear Wind's Nova Scotia Glen Dhu Wind Project has gained prestige in the area of communications and public relations. Glen Dhu Wind Project is a 60 Megawatt construction-ready wind project in the Pictou and Antigonish Counties of Nova Scotia.

In June, the Glen Dhu Wind Project was judged as deserving a Gold Award of Excellence by the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) in the category of 'Government Relations and Public Relations'. The Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding achievement in a comprehensive public relations project or program. The Glen Dhu project was the only Gold Award Winner in Atlantic Canada.

At the May 2009 Atlantic Gemstones Awards, the project was awarded a merit from the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society.

The CPRS is a not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice, management or teaching of public relations. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations.

Mr. Magnus states, "These awards honour the hard work of Shear Wind's COO, Ian Tillard, and his team from MT&L Public Relations Ltd. of Halifax who jointly coordinated the work to provide our stakeholders with clear and timely communication. This team worked hard to ensure comprehensive consultation was provided for the Glen Dhu Project."

Shear Wind has an active pipeline in excess of 1300 Megawatts (MW) of wind power properties strategically positioned across Canada for access to both domestic and Northeast US markets. Shear Wind's projects are located in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

About Shear Wind

Founded in 2005, Shear Wind is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is engaged in the exploration and development of renewable wind energy properties in Canada. Shear Wind is focused on building a strong company based on a secure and sustainable supply of clean wind energy. Shear Wind is committed to building shareholder value governed by environmental stewardship.

Additional information on the various projects may be viewed on Shear Wind's website:

Shear Wind Inc. trades on the TSX-Venture as "SWX".

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain certain forward-Looking Statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements, including failure to secure adequate financing to develop the Glen Dhu, Willowridge and Coyote Ridge projects; or that plans for transmission construction by AESO and others are assured to materialize. However, we disclaim any intention and assume no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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