The Olympic Flame has officially arrived in Nova Scotia.

The torch for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics was scheduled to come ashore in Cape Breton at 8 a.m. this morning, with the relay beginning at the Marine Atlantic Ferry Terminal in North Sydney and moving down the island throughout the day – eventually ending up in Port Hawkesbury.

Tomorrow, the torch continues it journey down the province’s mainland, snaking through Tracadie, Antigonish, New Glasgow and Truro.


Halifax Regional Municipality will be welcoming the Olympic Flame on Wednesday, with Cole Harbour hockey star Sidney Crosby expected to be the big draw as he runs with the torch through his hometown.

The HRM portion of the relay is expected to begin in Enfield around 10:30 a.m., with a different torchbearer carrying the flame every 300 metres. The day will be capped off by a public celebration in Grand Parade Square in Halifax, beginning at 6 p.m.

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