NewsSports Northern Ontario Scotties begins today SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 2016 One of the most important curling tournament in the north begins today in Timmins. The Northern Ontario Scotties is a women’s competition,and the winners will represent Northern Ontario at the national competition, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. That is happening in Alberta next month. The competition starts at 6:30 tonight with the opening ceremonies, and the first draw will be at 7:30pm. The tournament runs right through until Saturday. Spectators can go watch the action the Mac, or can watch live on Eastlink, channel 10.