OFFICIAL CLOSURE OF THE JAMES BAY WINTER ROAD
The James Bay Winter Road will officially be closed on March 27, 2018 at 1800h. Please be advised that there will be no road maintenance activities carried out after the road closure.
We would like to thank all the contractors and supervisory teams for their excellent work in constructing and maintaining the road and also for making this another successful winter road season.
Kimesskanemenow Winter Road Staff
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.
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