CTV National News anchor Lloyd Robertson announced his retirement, saying he will leave next year after 35 years on the news desk; a major spy-swap has taken place between Russia and the US, 10 people who pleaded guilty were exchanged in Vienna for 4 people convicted of spying for the West; a nearly year-long strike at mining giant VALE has come to an end; one of Canada's most notorious serial killers, Clifford Olson, is threatening to fight the government over his pension; Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in western Canada today for the start of the Calgary Stampede; hundreds of protesters stormed the streets of Oakland, CA, last night after a verdict of guilty of involuntary manslaughter for a white former transit worker who shot and killed an unarmed black passenger on new year's day in 2009; a funeral is being held today former NHL player Bob Probert in Windsor, ON; southern Ontario and Quebec will get a break from the high temperatures they've had all week as rain moves in today; Paul, the psychic octopus, has predicted that Spain will win the World Cup; Canada's unemployment rate for June fell to 7.9%; LeBron James will leave Cleveland for Miami; millions of Canadian birds may be flying to their death this year as they migrate south to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Marci speaks with Daniel Fey, Oberhausen Sea Life, about Paul, the octopus who has been predicting World Cup wins;
Marci speaks with John Rodriguez, Mayor of Sudbury, about life in Sudbury during the almost year-long VALE strike and the resumption of work there;
Paula speaks with Peter Fricker, Vancouver Humane Society, about the call to end calf roping at the Calgary Stampede; she also speaks with David Chalack, President and Chairman of the Board, Calgary Stampede, who speaks in favour of the event;
Marci speaks with Peter Montopoli, General Secretary, Canadian Soccer Association, about his work in South Africa at the World Cup and the likelihood that Canada will ever have a team competing in the finals;
Loren Christie has travel tips for fun adventures in Canada;
Richard Crouse reviews Despicable Me (3.5 stars), Predators (1 star), and The Kids Are All Right (4 stars);
Marci and Paula sit down with the Friday Panel, Richard Crouse and Andrea Martin, to discuss this week's news stories;
Jeff reports in from the Calgary Stampede with Jet and Cord McCoy, contestants in last season's The Amazing Race, who are Grand Marshals for this year's Stampede parade;
Marci and Paula speak with Lloyd Robertson, CTV News, about his retirement annoucement and his future plans;
Marci speaks with Andrea Martin, Actress, about her how Love, Loss, And What I Wore;
Paula talks with Karl Lohnes, Home Decor Expert, about how to get all the latest decor trends for under $20;
we go out to the AM Patio with Roberto Fracchioni, Executive Chef of Millcroft Inn, for some grilled lamb chops.