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Partial Road Opening to Light Traffic on January 20 2020

Effective January 16 2020 at 6:00 pm the James Bay Winter Road will be opened to light vehicle traffic to a maximum Gross Vehicle Weight of 7,500 kilograms from Moosonee to Fort Albany. The remaining section from Fort Albany to Attawapiskat is estimated be open to light traffic on/or about January 20th.

Please drive with caution, as there is still 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 (519) 820 9130

Nancy Wood

President, Kimesskanemenow LP


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 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 LP, and contact information.

Board of Directors

President: Nancy Wood

Vice President:  Guy Ginter

Secretary/Treasurer: Randy Chase

Directors from Attawapiskat: Mike Okimaw
Director from Fort Albany: Christiana Nakogee
Director from Kashechewan: Wilie Friday Jr.
Directors from Moose Cree: Norman Hardisty and Erin Biedermann


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