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As of March 24, 2016 at 1800 hours the James Bay Winter Road will be “OFFICIALLY CLOSED”. We would like to take this time to commend all the local contractors for the exceptional job they did during the construction and maintenance period.


Please be advised that there will be no regular maintenance after the closure and we advise all road users to “use the road at their own risk”. 


Finally I would like to take this time as well to thank the James Bay Winter Road Staff for all their hard work and commitment during the 2015 – 2016 season.

 Wally J. Turner

 Operations Manger

 James Bay Winter Road

The western James Bay Winter Road connects the communities of Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, and Kashechewan to Moosonee through the annual construction and maintenance of an ice road. From Moosonee there is a rail link to the main Ontario provincial highway system at Cochrane.

The 312 km. long James Bay Winter Road is operated and managed by the Kimesskanemenow Corporation, a corporation jointly owned by the four communities it connects, Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan and Moose Cree First Nations. The word kimesskanemenow is a Cree word which means our road.

This website provides road users with up to date road status and conditions, and provides access to the past newsletters, employment opportunities with Kimesskanemenow, and contact information.

Board of Directors

President: Nancy Wood

Vice President:  Guy Ginter

Secretary/Treasurer: Randy Chase

Directors from Attawapiskat: Richard Iahtail and Mike Okimaw
Directors from Fort Albany: Alex Solomon and Agatha Nakogee
Director from Kashechewan: Willie Friday Jr.
Directors from Moose Cree: Guy Ginter and Chief Norm Hardisty

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