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Nova Scotia man shares his Movember motivations

A Nova Scotian man is on a mission to run and share his experience with testicular cancer to help others. With a physically demanding marathon approaching, he's on a Movember campaign to encourage men to discuss their mental health – all while sporting a fine moustache.

"There's no need to be ashamed of a testicular check," says Rick Mamye. "There's no need to be ashamed that you're struggling a little bit mentally."

N.S. firefighters' generous $5K gesture repaid

For most people, 2020, with all its misfortune, has been a year to forget – Reserve Mines Volunteer Fire Department can relate. In 2019, the Cape Breton department had a chance to win money through a photo-based contest but passed the opportunity along to a more in need Nova Scotia station; however, soon after, the department fell on tough times. Fortunately enough, the firefighting team recently saw its good deed repaid.

Earlier in November, the department learned it was the winner of the Fire Hall Photo Contest by AA Munro Insurance – a cash prize of $5,000.

15-year-old receives high-flying homecoming following head injury

Many Maritimers might know pilot Dimitri Neonakis for his inspiring flight path images, which have been a bright spot amid a pandemic and a generally difficult year. However, his good deeds don't stop at airborne designs as he lifts off to lift the spirits of young patients from the IWK Health Centre.

"He actually did really well," says Neonakis. "He did some turns, and he would look up at me; he would give me a thumbs up and say 'yeah, this is pretty cool.'" (Courtesy Facebook/Dimitri Neonakis)

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AstraZeneca: COVID-19 vaccine 'highly effective' prevention

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90 per cent effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals.