Construction of a new Catholic elementary school in Southlands could start next spring. Greg MacPherson, secretary treasurer of the Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education, gave an update to trustees at Tuesday’s school board meeting. MacPherson said plans are proceeding along quite well. The new school will be located south of Holy Family Parish, between 13th Avenue and Southlands Drive. The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education is working with the city to properly subdivide the property, so it’s officially separate from the portion of the land designated to eventually house a school for School District 76. MacPherson added that the board has also met with the architects for the school, which has come up with several designs.