An offer to purchase a troubled Stony Plain daycare centre that was shut down by the province has fallen through.
The Stony Day Care Centre was closed in July after provincial inspectors alleged children there were mistreated. Government of Alberta investigators went to the daycare, about 30 kilometres west of Edmonton, on June 21, 22 and 28 after receiving a complaint.
They say they found children were being inappropriately disciplined. Children were also being forced to eat and, in one case, a child's vomit was mixed into food.
After the shutdown, a neighbouring daycare operator offered to buy the centre and reopen it.
Jagbinder Chana is the owner of the only daycare still operating in Stony Plain.
He said he tried to make a deal with the owner of the facility which has been closed, and he's disappointed it didn't work out.
"I really wanted to give back to the community so this was the perfect way to get it done," he said "[But] it is her business and it is her decision to make. She chose not to [sell]. So that's fine."
The owner of the Stony Day Care Centre has appealed the province's closure order and that appeal will be heard by the Child Care Licensing Appeal panel on Sept. 30.