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.
Please see our employment page for information about current job opportunities that include Winter Road Foremen in the Fort Albany and Moose Cree sections of the road.
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