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Road Opening Notice

Effective February 5, 2018 at 6 pm the James Bay Winter Road will be opened to vehicle traffic with a maximum Gross Vehicle Weight of 55,000 kilograms from Moosonee to Attawapiskat.

Please drive with caution, as there is still some heavy equipment working on the road. (water trucks and graders). There are also flooding activities ongoing at various water crossings.

Please be aware and use caution when approaching heavy equipment and flooding crews.

For additional information please call

(705) 336 – 6971 or toll free 1- 877 – 336 -6960

Gilbert Etherington

General Manager


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 First Logistics, a division of Kimesskanemenow LP, a limited partnership between 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 Patricia Faries

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