RURAL CRIMES: Sgt. Bryce Tarzwell, right, Spirit River RCMP Detachment Commander, briefed Council at the Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133 on Wednesday, December 4, on crime trends occurring around the area. In his dialogue with MD councillors, Tarzwell discussed how manpower at the Spirit River RCMP Detachment has remained unchanged – at four officers – since 1958. His revelation could not have come at a more auspicious timing. On Wednesday, Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer announced a plan to add more RCMP officers in rural communities across the province. At left is Councillor Stan Bzowy.