EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 4 2015, THE WESTERN JAMES BAY WINTER ROAD IS OPEN TO VEHICLES WITH A MAXIMUM GVW OF 55 000 KGS.
Please drive with caution as there is still heavy equipment working on the road.
The 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 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 Corporation, and contact information.
President: Nancy Wood
Secretary/Treasurer: Randy Chase
Directors from Attawapiskat: Richard Iahtail and Mike Okimaw
Director from Fort Albany: Alex Solomon and Agatha Nakogee
Director from Kashechewan: Edward Sutherland
Directors from Moose Cree: Guy Ginter and Chief Norm Hardisty