Independent MLA Ernie Fage is still hoping to see lots of government work in Cumberland North this year.

In a year-end interview, the veteran MLA said the past year started off strong economically, but there were a couple of tough announcements in December with C-Vision’s layoffs and seasonal cuts at other outfits like Waldale.

However, Fage said, the momentum is still positive in the Amherst industrial park, with Vidabode opening the former Robb Engineering-Amherst Fabricators building while other companies in the park, including Atlantic Windows, Poly Cello and IMP, continue to grow.