David Sidoo is accused of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in relation to a U.S. college exam scheme. (Flickr)

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Vancouver businessman charged in U.S. college exam scandal, real estate board calls for B-20 revisit and more

Here are Black Press Media’s top stories for Wednesday, Mar. 13.

1. Gunman shoots 25-year-old man at Richmond port training centre

A 25-year-old man was shot Tuesday after a gunman walked into a port workers’ training facility in Richmond, a source tells Black Press Media. See more >

2. Vancouver businessman among those charged in U.S. college exam scandal

David Sidoo, 59, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud on March 8 in San Jose, Calif., and appeared in U.S. District Court this week. See more >

3. Sick toddler fights for life at BC Children’s Hospital

“I look at her and I feel like this is the sickest she’s ever been, and it’s heartbreaking.” See more >

4. Raccoon caught taking a nap, snacking in BC Hydro van

BC Hydro staff were surprised by a friendly raccoon taking a nap – and helping themselves to someone’s lunch – inside a work van in Burnaby this weekend. See more >

5. B.C. real estate board urges feds to revisit mortgage stress test

The BC Real Estate Association says the B-20 test is reducing people’s purchasing power by as much as 20 per cent. See more >

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